Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) is a social enterprise that aims to recognize and celebrate teaching excellence, and catalyze teacher professional development, through its CENTA Certificates that aspire to connect outstanding teachers to great opportunities. The Certificates will also serve as a pointer for schools in their recruiting and professional development efforts. TPO is fully owned and run by CENTA, and is the first step towards the CENTA Certificates.
Though a young organization, CENTA has already seen outstanding traction with the teaching community of India, with the broader education landscape, and to some extent, even internationally. CENTA is part of reputed groups and committees within and outside India; e.g. the Global Alliance on Teachers, an informal group of 10 organizations from around the word, facilitated by Varkey Foundation. Some of the other organizations in this group include Harvard Graduate School of Education, National Institute of Education Singapore, University of Helsinki Finland, and transnational associations in Europe and Africa.
CENTA is founded by two committed professionals, with IIT-IIM backgrounds, 15+ years of experience each, and a track record of pioneering contributions to the education sector. CENTA is supported by an eminent advisory board. Learn more about the organization at www.centa.org.
The Hindu Group, widely known for the most revered and respected Indian daily, The Hindu, is a 138-year old institution based in Chennai, India. Education has been an area of passion for the group, evidenced by their publications devoted to this topic, such as Young World, Education Plus and The Hindu In School. Young World, in its 26th year, has evolved into a standalone children’s magazine. Education Plus has, since 2003, featured issues, opportunities and developments relating to higher education. The Hindu In School is an 8-page newspaper, especially curated with the middle and high school students in mind.
Extending this commitment to the education ecosystem, The Hindu Group is delighted to support CENTA TPO, with the collective objective to empower teachers and more importantly, identify outstanding teachers across the country, and together advance the education system in India.
Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a grant-making organisation and policy think tank focused on improving school education and learning outcomes of children from low income communities in India. Their work focuses on supporting social entrepreneurs, creating collaborative networks and research, and advocacy for policy reforms in four key areas: Educators (Teachers and School Leaders), Ed Tech, Governance and School Systems.
Central Square Foundation will collaborate with CENTA to publish a book on best teaching practices. Top rank-holders of the Olympiad, and winners from different subject tracks and school settings will get the chance to share learnings from their real-time class-room experiences. We envision for this curated handbook to positively impact teaching-learning practice for the larger ecosystem.
Varkey Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, headquartered in London, established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children through projects encouraging enrolment in schools, worldwide teacher training programmes and advocacy campaigns. Through initiatives like the annual Global Education and Skills Forum and the prestigious Global Teacher Prize presented therein, the foundation has been playing a significant role in motivating the teaching community across the world.
The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together leaders from the Public, Private and Social sectors seeking solutions to achieve.