Karnataka

Fostering creative learning in rural areas

In a private initiative to foster creative learning among school children in rural areas, learning centres will be established in rural areas spread across Mysuru region.

The initiative by the pre-school network Hippocampus Learning Centres will expand their activity in rural areas of Mysuru, Chamarajanagar and Mandya.

A release said that during 2015-16, 60 such centres would be launched in these districts in addition to 150 centres that are already operational. The proposed expansion during 2015-16 will cover the taluks of Nanjangud, Mysore, Srirangapatna, Hunsur, Chamrajnagar, Yellandur and Kollegal. Mr. Umesh Malhotra, CEO and founder of Hippocampus Learning Centres said, “Education in India is focused on memorisation. We are changing this practice by introducing scientific methods of teaching and education, methods that are being used in the best schools in Bangalore and abroad.Our goal is to make every child a self- learner, and to build a desire in every child at a very young age to learn.”

The objective is to improve the quality of education in rural areas and the network hopes to cover about 700 schools by 2016, the release added.

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