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A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry

Research has found that the quality of teachers is the single most important factor in student performance. Other factors (economic status, private vs. government schools, urban vs. rural, medium of instruction etc.) have been found to be less significant. The teacher mentoring program aims to adopt the philosophy behind Project ECHO for capacity building of teachers through tele-mentoring.

Project ECHO is a model for lifelong medical learning and collaborative practice. This program links front-line primary care clinicians with specialist care teams at university medical centers to manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care. It is transforming the way medical knowledge is shared and translated into everyday practice and, in the process, enabling thousands of people in remote and medically underserved communities to get the care they couldn’t easily get before, if at all.

Passionate about creating a change, teachers at Ambience Public School, New Delhi worked closely with Project ECHO to leverage the model being used in healthcare and replicate it in the education sector; and after a series of efforts – the ECHO Teacher Mentoring project was born.

Project ECHO and the 'catalysts for 100% literacy' (ILP) have come together to facilitate online training and mentoring for teachers in Government Schools across Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. The program has adopted the philosophy behind Project ECHO for capacity building of teachers through mentoring using technology; which is done in school premises by regular teleconferencing twice a month (two each for English and Math) at a fixed date and time.

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Multi Dimensional Learning Space(MDLS) – Telangana

We are happy to share that on 20th January, ILP Hyderabad chapter inaugurated its first Multi-Dimensional Learning Space (MDLS) center at Shankarpally Mandal covering 6 schools. This marked the launch of this unique initiative in Telangana. The center was jointly inaugurated by the Mandal Revenue Officer Ms. Saritha and the Mandal Education Officer Mr. Syed Akbaruddin and Teachers Union President, Raghunadan Reddy.

MRO Saritha was pleased that ILP chose Shankarpally mandal to launch this initiative. MEO, Syed Akbaruddin assured complete support for the success of this initiative. He also expressed hope that with sincerity, dedication and aid of such centers, the government school students can produce better results than private schools. The center gives the children of six nearby schools access to a library, portable science kits and multimedia learning center.