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FICCI ARISE mounts high-powered delegation of top educationists and policy makers to London for BETT and Learnit.world

Jan 22, 2019


NEW DELHI, 22 January 2019. FICCI Alliance for Re-Imagining School Education (FICCI ARISE) is mounting an 87-member high-powered delegation of top educationists and policy makers to London, UK from January 22 to 26, 2019, to attend two of the leading and most sought-after global platforms - BETT and Learnit.world.

                                                      

This visit will provide the delegates from India tremendous exposure to the latest educational technologies that exist in the space of education, also offering an excellent opportunity to connect with the global education community. The aim of this visit is to provide the delegates an opportunity to work towards improving and enhancing the quality of education being delivered in the classrooms; reimagining new paradigms that would create pathways for school education that focus on creating capabilities powered by inclusivity, inquiry and innovation.

 

Dr Vinod R Rao, Secretary, (Primary & Secondary Education), Government of Gujaratsaid "In India, we have done excellent work in ensuring access to schooling, even to the remote rural pockets of the country. The bigger challenge today is to ensure learning, and this can be made possible only by intelligent use of technology. I am looking forward to joining the FICCI ARISE -led delegation to London for witnessing latest educational technology innovations that can act as facilitators towards improving learning outcomes across all schools."

The delegation also constitutes selected ed-tech service providers from India, who have joined in as the FICCI ARISE India delegation partners.  Through this endeavour, FICCI ARISE aims to provide global exposure and a platform for its indigenous ed-tech companies (such as Extramarks Education, Ednext Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Popcorn Furniture & Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., etc.), giving them an opportunity to reach out to the international market space. The delegation has been majorly supported by Learnit and Google for Education, who are hosting this group in London. Cambridge University Press continues to be one of the key supporters of FICCI ARISE, through their engagement with this delegation.

 

Mr Naga Prasad Tummala, Chairman, FICCI ARISE & Chairman, People Combine Initiatives said, "Learners of today are vastly different from those born in the 20th century. Today's learners are multi-taskers, inventive and disruptors. Educators, therefore, have to adopt ways of learning tailored to the learners of tomorrow. Through mobilizing this visit to London, we at FICCI ARISE, are acting as a facilitator to improve and enhance the quality of education being delivered in the classrooms in India, by giving the education leaders an exposure to latest educational technologies that exist in the space of education."

 

Some of the eminent dignitaries joining this delegation are Ms. Swaroop Sampat Rawal,Member, Central Advisory Board of Education, MHRD, Government of India; Mr. Francis Joseph, Development and Strategy Head, Maharashtra International Education Board, Government of Maharashtra; Mr. Antriksh Johri, Director, CBSE; senior members from Higher Education Department, Government of Kerala; Government of Arunachal Pradesh, etc. along with senior leaders like from the independent school sector.

 

FICCI ARISE is a collegium of stakeholders who represent different facets of School Education. Members include several high quality and reputed independent schools from across the country, eminent educators, foundations, civil society representatives, think tanks and technical experts. Fundamental vision of FICCI ARISE is to become a catalyst in government and private efforts for raising the quality of learning outcomes across schools and to ensure that no child is left behind.


Learnit unites the global learning community and leads an intellectually honest conversation about the current state and future of learning, can revolutionise education, and ultimately change the world. The Learnit community is inclusive, disruptive, bold and brave. It encompasses the entire learning ecosystem - from government, educators, corporates and established solution providers to tech startups, investors and media. It is united by a common goal to improve education outcomes globally. Learnit's conversation is open and honest. It's a conversation about how to give everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity or wealth, the opportunity to reach their greatest potential in a rapidly evolving world. It is untethered by legacy, politics or geography.

 

Bett is the UK's leading cross-sector education community. Every year Bett brings together 850 leading companies, 100 EdTech start-ups and over 35,000 learners and educators from around the globe. Bett's mission is to bring together people, ideas, practices and technologies so that educators and learners can fulfil their potential.