Adrian Mellor visits OUP charity partner in India (December 2018)
Adrian Mellor, Managing Director - Asia Education visited Literacy India, a charity that OUP has been supporting for last two years. Adrian was accompanied by Hudson Tsui, Finance Director - Asia Education and colleagues from OUP India branch.
The OUP team was given a traditional welcome followed by a round of the charity, including the recycling unit, a crafts workshop run by rural women and the various learning and vocational initiatives. Adrian Mellor inaugurated an OUP supported Science Laboratory at the center and also new equipment for the mobile repair unit that skills young adults towards making them employable.
Adrian, Hudson and other OUP colleagues also donated woolen caps, gloves and socks to children on behalf of the Oxford-based ‘Life’s a Stitch’ group, whose members have been knitting these for children to keep them warm in winter months. The Press has been supporting Literacy India since 2016, through book donations, teacher training, resources and infrastructure for learning and vocational training.
OUP India supports education charity with teacher training workshop (August 2018)
OUP India facilitated a two day interactive training workshop for teachers at the Kotak Education Foundation in Mumbai. OUP resource person, Ms Mansa Pande, led the the workshop that involved over 20 teachers who are engaged in teaching children from underprivileged backgrounds.
The workshop focused on various concepts like personality development, English language training, and interactive teaching methods, and also familiarized the participants with contemporary methods of teaching.
Ms Shabeena Mirza, one of the teachers who attended the training session, said, 'I found the session by Ms Mansa Pande very enriching and engaging, and especially enjoyed learning about the various interactive activities which I will implement in my classroom.'
OUP India donates books to educational charities (August 2018)
In July -August 2018, OUP India donated nearly 350,000 units of books to four educational charities: Literacy India (North), Hope Foundation (East), Shri Ram Foundation (South) and Kotak Education Foundation (West). These books will be used for the education of underprivileged children enrolled at these charities.
These books were selected from dated and unsold stock that would otherwise be pulped. This is the second consecutive year that OUP has routed pulping stock to these charities, taking the total number of units donated to nearly 4,28,265 in two years.