Today we were honoured by the visit of an important Indian delegation from Karnataka. Dr. Ashwath Narayan is an Indian politician, member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing BJP from Malleshwaram constituency, Bangalore, Karnataka. He is often credited with Malleshwaram witnessing massive transformation in several sectors including healthcare, welfare, education, sports, infrastructure and several others under his leadership. With a focus on education, Dr. Ashwath Narayan and Dr. Jayakar were keen on visiting the MyMachine global headquarters in Kortrijk, Belgium. They were accompanied by the always warm and energised Jolien Vandebroek, Willem Derde and Sandeep Kumar Shetty of the India Platform and Filip Vanhaverbeke, general manager from Leiedal.
The visit had a focus on the impact of the MyMachine methodology on the educational system and on changing the lives of the students. The session was completed with a visit to the Industrial Product Design department of HOWEST University of Applied Sciences. Ronald Bastiaens, academic director of this department, explained how a higher education institute can deliver a different kind of educational process, outside of the text book context, that really spurs innovation and creativity. The visit came to an end with Isabelle Pertry, head of the International Office at HOWEST, to explain the long-term collaboration HOWEST has in different parts in India, including Karnataka.
We hope and are convinced that within the near future this can and wil all le
ad up the start of MyMachine in India.