Celebrate occasions with teachers from across the state

Celebrate occasions with teachers from across the state

Tamil Nadu state government in India employs ~290k teachers who are spread across schools in various districts and towns in the state. Collaboration among so many teachers spread so widely was a problem the department wanted to solve.

An important part of grooming the next generation is to help them understand the significance of important cultural events and social occasions. The teachers now celebrate occasions like Independence Day and festivals like Diwali by sharing their celebration pictures and messages in large groups. This helps build a strong social community across all schools in the state and spreads interesting ideas of how to celebrate.

And the language isn’t a barrier. Although most teachers share in their local language ‘Tamil’ but others could use the ‘See Translation’ feature to read it in their chosen language if it was different from Tamil.

Benefits

  • A strong social community across all schools in the state
  • Learning from each other’s celebration ideas and replicating good ideas
  • Higher motivation for everyone to think innovative and share with everyone

How to do it in your organisation in three simple steps

  • Create a state or a district level group which has wider (geographically) and relevant (all teachers) membership. Keep the group open for other interested people to see the contents, allow any member to add more members for enhanced visibility and allow all members to post. 
  • Have a relevant cover picture for this group and make a pinned post that conveys the objective of this group
  • Encourage initial champions to share their school level celebrations with pictures, videos, live video and text

About the organisation

Tamil Nadu is the 2nd largest state economy in India with a GDP of USD 220 billion (larger than the likes of New Zealand, Greece and Venezuela as on Nov’18). Their public school education department employs ~290k teachers who are spread across various districts and towns in the state.

More about the organisation here.

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