Sampark Foundation to hire 1,000 interns; launches Young Leader Internship Program in 6 states
New Delhi, 23.06.2022: As part of its Young Leader Internship Program, Sampark Foundation, a leading NGO working towards improving learning outcomes in primary education, plans to hire 1,000 interns between the age group of 18-35 years, in all districts across 6 states - Jharkhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Maharashtra.
This program aims to mentor selected interns to work with government schools and their teachers, training them on teaching in the right way – Simple to complex, LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) learning cycle and increasing the learning outcomes of children. Interns with degree/diploma in education, with an interest in subjects such as English, Math and Science would be preferred. Sampark Foundation is a leadership case study at Harvard Business School and is known for its innovative thinking. This thinking is what we hope to instill in Sampark Young Leaders, so that they evolve as social leaders.
Interns and volunteers will receive an allowance of up to INR 6,000 per month. Based on their performance, interns will have an opportunity to secure a permanent job at the foundation, with a remuneration of INR 17,000 per month. The internship program is for a period of 6 months from 1st July, 2022 till 31st December, 2022. On 31st May, 2022, a pilot program was kick started, in one district each in five states namely Ambala, Shimla, Noida, Ranchi and Haridwar. This will eventually be scaled up in selected districts and then rolled out in all districts across each of the 6 states.
On the occasion Vineet Nayar, Founder-Chairman of Sampark Foundation, said, “The Sampark Young Leader Internship program is an opportunity for young students to participate in one of India’s largest educational impact program. It is an opportunity to learn, contribute and grow as responsible citizens and also get the satisfaction of being part of meaningful change in our education system.”
Once the internship is completed an internship letter, experience certificate, recommendation letter on demand or based on performance will be provided. Selected interns and volunteers will be trained on the Sampark Smart Shala program, after which they will have to visit two schools every day, according to a plan created by the Sampark activity app. The goal is to enable teachers to teach in the correct manner or Sahi Kram Aur Sahi Dhang- by using various Sampark learning resources.
Aspirants can register at http://apply.samparkfoundation.org/mumkinhai/
Sampark Smart Shala (SSS) aims to enhance learning outcomes of primary and upper primary children in government schools across the country, in subjects such as English, Maths and Science, by making learning interesting, meaningful and effective for children. The SSS pedagogy is in accordance with the curriculum of various state governments and is aligned with the state textbooks.
Sampark Foundation provides innovative teaching-learning material for implementing the program. This resources consist of 12 Sampark innovations which are – FLN based TLM’s; Sound Box; Puzzles and Games; Sampark TV; Lesson Plans; Teaching Videos; Chat Bots; English Speaking Program etc. The Sampark TV is a latest innovation from the Foundation and enables a smart classroom; it consist of a TV, Plug and Play device, interactive FLN animated content mapped to SCERT textbooks as well as gamified learning content.
About Sampark Foundation: Sampark Foundation was founded by Anupama Nayar and Vineet Nayar (Former Vice Chairman and CEO of HCL Technologies and author of Harvard Business Press bestseller "Employees First, Customer Second") with a committed investment of INR 700 Crore with a belief that “frugal innovation” and its effective implementation in partnership with the government can drive large-scale improvement in learning outcomes.
Currently, the Sampark Smart Shala program is impacting over 1 crore children through its implementation in 84,000 primary government schools in 6 states (Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand). Many third-party surveys have shown that in the schools, where the Sampark Smart Shala has been implemented, there is a marked increase in the number of children who answered grade level questions in Math and English. For example, according to Feedback Consulting, a research organisation, in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Haryana, there has been a 34, 39 and 61 percent improvement respectively in performance of children in 2019- 20.
About Vineet Nayar: Vineet Nayar is the Founder, Chairman of Sampark Foundation. He is the former CEO of HCL Technologies, a leading IT firm. He is known for transforming HCL from a $0.7 billion company in 2005 to a $4.7 Billion company in 2013, which led HCL’s management practices to be taught as a case study in Harvard Business School. Vineet is also author of the highly acclaimed management book, “Employee First, Customers Second – Turning Conventional Management Upside Down”, which has sold 100,000 copies till date. Vineet has been cited in “Forbes 48 Heroes of Philanthropy, 2016”, for the pedagogical innovations the Foundation has brought into classrooms. He is also an acknowledged management visionary and a radical thinker and has been included in the elite “Thinkers 50 List” in 2011-2012, which is a listing of the world’s top 50 business leaders.