Learn for Life Foundation is proud to announce the sponsorship and establishment of the TV Vareed Learn for Life Center at Snehagram. The Learn for Life Center will offer online education and vocational training under the guidelines of the National Institute of Open Schooling (http://www.nios.ac.in/)
NIOS is an autonomous organization established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. NIOS provides academic courses at the elementary, secondary and high school level and is vested with the authority to certify registered students with a Senior Secondary Certification recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. NIOS also offers a number of vocational, life enrichment and community oriented courses.
Globally, over 60 million children do not receive a primary school education and over 37% of the children do not reach secondary school. Traditional class-room education, especially in underdeveloped communities around the world has failed in part due to the lack of trained teachers. The Learn for Life Center is pioneering a blended model with online courses from NIOS complemented by mentors who serve as guides based on their availability.
Mr. TV Vareed, the father of Jet Engine Design in India, was educated in India and the UK, worked at Rolls Royce Engines, and returned to India to develop India’s first jet engine at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). He mentored thousands of young men and women during a career spanning over 30 years. The center is being named in memory of his passion for education in India.
The center continues to expand with new computers, equipment and teachers.