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Excellence in Innovation award for NZTC

Tuesday, 19 February 2019


Akshada accepts the award on Selena's behalf

New Zealand Tertiary College’s work and influence in India was acknowledged last week by the World Innovation Congress at the stunning Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai, India.

The Excellence in Innovation Awards celebrated NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox as one of 50 Education Innovative Leaders. Her contribution to early childhood education in India and globally was recognised, as well as the establishment of Jagriti Foundation – a charitable organisation supporting communities in India and New Zealand with education and empowerment initiatives.

The awards panel noted, “This award is a reflection of Selena’s professional achievement and our belief that she is a thought leader in the education sector and a contributor of value for our future generation.”

Although unable to attend the ceremony in person, Selena was humbled at being considered for the prestigious award alongside the other significant award winners in India.

She shared, “I am proud for each and every person who has been a part of our New Zealand initiated education initiatives for children, families and teachers in India over the past 13 years. I am humbled by the consideration of the work NZTC has done in India for early childhood teachers and their education, and the work of Jagriti Foundation for children and families in need. It has been an absolute honour to support where we can since our beginning steps in India over a decade ago.”

NZTC India Manager Akshada Chitre accepted the award on Selena’s behalf. A devoted early childhood lecturer and long-time employee of NZTC, Akshada shared the significance of the college’s support of early learning in India, as well as the transformational work of Jagriti Foundation.

To learn more about Jagriti Foundation visit www.jagritifoundation.org.

This story originally appeared in the April 2019 Early Childhood Education Alumni News.

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