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Commonwealth Award winner donates prize money for furthering research work at Disha in Jaipur
The Senior Research Fellow, Dr Lalit Kishore at Disha ? A Centre for Multiple Disabilities, Jaipur has been officially awarded the Commonwealth Award-2018 and the prize money for his contribution in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Dr Kishore is also a CJ with merinews,com and contributes profusely for the online periodical.

"I am delighted to inform you that your project 'Training Primary Teachers to Become Math Language Literates: Development and Try out of Training Material to Connect Exact Science of Math to Soft Science of Linguistics', entered in the 2018 CASTME Awards, has been awarded the 2018 Findel CASTME Education Award," e-mails Tom EdwardsInternational Marketing Manager of the co-partner of award scheme for 2018.

The mail adds that the prize money given in form of the ?300 voucher is to be spent on buying resources from the 2019 Philip Harris International catalogue.

Dr Kishore has donated the award money to Disha to buy the resources to further the research work at the institution.

It is worth noting that for over 30 years, the CASTME Award Scheme has been highlighting educational projects from across the world which address the social or human context of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The award scheme is run by the Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME), an organisation established in 1974 with an aim of sharing best practice across the STEM disciplines and to demonstrate the importance of STEM to local environments, schools and communities.

Awards are offered for educational projects, which address the social or human context of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Any group or individual involved in any form of education in the widest senses, formal or informal, within societies can enter including pre-school, Primary or Secondary. Additionally, Tertiary education projects can be entered from school, college, university or from communities. It is reported.

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