Google’s Teach From Home brings an information hub in 9 languages to help teachers in India
Google also announced a $1 million ( ₹7,51,61,850 approx) grant through Google.org’s Global Distance Learning Fund at the Google for India event today.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, education has undergone a major shift and students, educators and parents have had to realign themselves to the new reality of online classrooms. With almost half of India's population being under the age of 26, education remains one of the most powerful tools that can help transform the country's future and drive economic growth.
The Covid-29 outbreak in India has impacted over 320 million students and with teachers and parents trying to meet their educational needs, there is a pressing requirement for tools and resources that facilitate remote learning.
By the end of 2020, Google aims to enable one million teachers across 22,000 schools in India to deliver blended learning that combines the classroom approach with online learning, using free tools like G Suite for Education, Google Classroom, YouTube and more.
Google also announced a $1 million ( ₹7,51,61,850 approx) grant through Google.org's Global Distance Learning Fund, which will help Google grantee Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) to empower over 700,000 teachers over the next one year to deliver virtual education so students can continue learning at home.
Then there is the Teach From Home initiative, launched this year, that brings an information hub in English and eight other Indian languages to teachers in India. This information hub contains resources like Google Classroom and more that will help with distance learning. Google said that about four lakh educators have accessed information from the Teach From Home hub till date.