Bharti Foundation partners with OpenLinks Foundation to launch tickLinks 2.0 mobile App for teachers

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Bharti Foundation partners with OpenLinks Foundation

·The mobile application to benefit more than 11000 teachers across 16 states and Union Territories enhancing their teaching learning capabilities

·Teachers in the rural areas to get access to quality teaching materials at a click of a  button

New Delhi, September 05, 2019: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, today announced the launch tickLinks 2.0 – an open source mobile application, specially designed and curated for teachers. The launch is yet another step taken by the Foundation, to enhance the learning capabilities of teachers and encourage them to adopt technology to enhance their teaching methodologies. 

The easy-to-use mobile application, developed by OpenLinks Foundation, will benefit more than 11000 teachers of the Satya Bharti Schools as well as government schools under the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, who will now have access to quality teaching materials at the click of a button.

Speaking on the occasion Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said “Over the years, we have constantly worked to empower our teachers with latest learning techniques. We believe that technology is a key enabler to enhance the quality of education. tickLinks 2.0 is a recent addition in our efforts to enhance teachers’ readiness to embrace technology and learn new methods and make their teaching more effective for school children.” 

tickLinks 2.0 is an interactive platform, which will not only help teachers gain access to innovative lesson teaching techniques but will also build their capabilities, as they contribute by uploading their own content, lesson plans and other useful teaching materials. This exchange of ideas and sharing of teaching experiences will help teachers in different parts of the country to connect and create a truly alive and robust community of professionals. 

Mr. Sanjay Dalmia, Founder and CEO, OpenLinks Foundation added “We thank Bharti Foundation for partnering with us. We are sure that adoption of tickLinks 2.0 app by teachers will create a path for large scale technology implementation in education sector. We would also like to express our gratitude to the teachers of Satya Bharti Schools, who helped us in curating and designing the content for the application.” 

Bharti Foundation has been closely working with organizations to promote and enhance the quality of teaching and learnings in the rural schools and develop them as institutions of learning excellence. Through its education programs for rural India, the Foundation is currently reaching out to more than 2,60,000 students in close to 1,000 schools across 16 states and Union Territories. 

About Bharti Foundation

Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, was set up in the year 2000. It implements and supports programs in the field of primary, elementary, senior secondary and higher education. Through its flagship initiative – the Satya Bharti School Program, the Foundation provides free and quality education to underprivileged children across rural India, with a focus on the girl child. The impact of quality education is being scaled up by transferring the learning and best practices of this Program to Government Schools through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program. In addition to its primary focus area of education, the Foundation initiated ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ in 2014 to improve sanitation facilities. Since inception Bharti Foundation has reached out to 4,00,000+ students and17,000+ teachers through more than 2500 schools/centres across 16 Indian states and 2 Union Territories  through its initiatives in the education sector. In addition, the programs have impacted over 2 million community members across rural India. Satya Bharti Abhiyan achieved the distinction of having delivered more than 23,000 toilets, directly benefitting over 1,75,000 beneficiaries in Ludhiana and rural Amritsar. These programs have already been recognized as one of the largest private enterprise initiatives of the country in the education sector.