Summary of previous meetings

  • R.Meenakshi – Vaels International School​, Chennai
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Vaels International School, headed by Principal Ms. R. Meenakshi, is a unit of VELS Group of Institutions, a premier educational group in Tamil Nadu which runs 12 educational institutions Chennai, since 1992. Vaels International School is affiliated to the ICSE Board and also offers IGCSE from Grade III. The school is located near the sea front at Injambakkam, a ...

  • Norina Fernandes – Lilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Lilavatibai Podar high School is located in Mumbai and is functioning with the mission to co-write the future of students and society. Focusing on co-existence between mankind and nature which is absolutely essential for the “peaceful and sustainable development anywhere” the school promotes positive attitudes among students to offer great opportunities irrespective of their race, ...

  • Samik Ghosh – Candor International School, Bangalore
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Candor International School, established in Bangalore and functioning since August 2011, works towards infusing openness, honesty, frankness, purity, and integrity among students. The school maintains the “standards and demands of an international school” and provides the students a “family-like environment.” Freedom of expression and various channels to express one’s skills are the important features of ...

  • Meeta Sharma – Mody School, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Mody School, an exclusive English medium residential school for girls is functioning at Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan. The school, with its global outlook, helps students to develop open-mindedness and understanding. Students learn to be “responsible, productive and creative citizens of the world and cultivate in them the skills to think globally, reason critically and communicate effectively.” Ms. Meeta ...

  • Sonam Wangchuk – Engineer turned education reformer – Ladakh
    Thursday September 07th, 2017

    Sonam Wangchuk runs an alternative school in Phey, 13 kilometres from Leh, for about 60 students a year who fail the school board exams. The Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) alternative school coaches the 16-year-old students and also enables them to learn by applying their minds. SECMOL campus runs on solar energy and ...

  • Shaiju Cheriya Kummeri – Parent Eye, Bangalore
    Monday September 04th, 2017

    Shaiju Cheriya Kummeri, former Vice President of the American Bank, J P Morgan Chase, is the Co-Founder & CEO of Parent Eye – a school mobile app connecting parents, teachers and the school administration. In keeping with the growing needs for digital communication in school communities, Parent Eye was launched. The app instantly communicates regular ...

  • Manisha Lilani – The Vatsalya School, Pune
    Thursday August 24th, 2017

    Hailing from an educated family from Mumbai, mostly with teachers and engineers, Ms. Manisha Lilani, is currently a librarian cum teacher in The Vatsalya School, Pune. She has done her B.Sc in two subjects and has 15 years of experience in teaching Maths and Science subjects. She has worked in Mumbai for 5 years and since ...

  • Shri Pravin Godkhindi – Eminent Flutist
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Pravin Godkhindi is 1st Indian Flutist to perform on the 8 Feet contrabass flute. He is a top ranking artist in Hindustani Bansuri, by Akashvani (AIR). He is the 1st Indian to represent Bansuri at the World Flute Festival held at Mendoza Argentina. Pravin received National Awards for Films Beru & Vimukthi. He became so ...

  • Ritesh Singh – Eckovation Solution, New Delhi
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Eckovation, located in New Delhi, is a social learning platform founded in July 2015. The team is “passionate about connecting students, educators, peers, corporations, and workers to enable dissemination of knowledge and information” and to offer high quality education and skill development to students. It is a combination of various ideas by the stakeholders who ...

  • Dr. Md. Athar – Kendriya Vidyalaya, Samastipur
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Kendriya Vidyalaya, located in Samastipur, was established in 1981 and comes under the KVS, New Delhi and caters “to the educational needs of the employees of Samastipur division.” Wards of local people and state government employees are admitted here. The school is known for offering high quality education and setting the pace for progress. Dr. Md. ...

  • Poly Pattanaik – Mother’s Public School, Bhubaneswar
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Mother’s Public School, situated in Unit 1, Bhubaneswar, is the “first Day-boarding school” started in 1992 to help the working mothers. The school, headed by Ms Poly Pattanaik is affiliated to CBSE and is focused on providing “curriculum-based education and also emphasizes on co-curricular activities along with moral spiritual values.” The school also works on ...

  • Ali Asgar Kagzi – Genext Students, Mumbai
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Genext Students, from Mumbai, is India’s No.1 Hybrid Tutoring Platform and has the benefit of combining private tutoring with technology enabled learning. Online and offline content along with very high quality home tutors is available at the doorstep of students with features such as “tutor discovery, search, and allocation happens through technology, the last mile ...

  • Amol Gulhane & Pratik Pravin Deshmukh – Robolab Technologies, Pune
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Robolab Technologies from Pune attempts to change the educational facilities available in India, help students exhibit their skills, implement their ideas and “to create employment for the youth.”The firm works on the vision “empower people by bringing technology to masses.” Pratik Pravin Deshmukh is the co-founder and director of the firm with the right mix of ...

  • Bhargavi A.R. – Fundamentor, Bangalore
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Fundamentor, functioning from Bangalore, is an innovative web application meant to enhance the verbal, quantitative, creative thinking aptitude and data inference talents among school children. The methods used help children enjoy and develop effective aptitude. Life skills to bridge the gap between academics and professional success are developed and the product is among the top ...

  • Bindu Modi – Satya Special School, Pondicherry
    Monday August 21st, 2017

    Satya Special School is a Pondicherry based non- profit organization working with the differently abled population from the age group of as young as 2 month old babies,to adults as old as 40 +. Satya Special School started in 2003 with as few as 20 students and today has about 700 children, and 7 centers ...

  • Ravinder Arora – Purti Special Education School, Delhi
    Monday August 21st, 2017

    Purti Special Education School, based in New Delhi, was started in 1996 as a school for children with learning difficulties and children who are diagnosed as slow learners. It is headed by Ms Ravinder Arora, who is the Director of the school. Purti Special Education school emulates a regular school environment without the pressure of ...

  • Jurgen Van Duffel – Scuba Loving Dive & Travel
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Scuba Love is located in Mumbai where children undergo pool training and get dive-ready for a Scuba-diving holiday! Scuba Love is a PADI and SSI dive resort and center that organizes trips to the “most fascinating dive destinations in the world”. The organization has two dive resorts in the islands of Havelock and Neil, Andamans, ...

  • A. Murali Mukund – Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Jubilee Hills Public School Hyderabad was founded 30 years ago by Philanthropies who wished to provide education to the society. Sri A. Murali Mukund has been the Chairman of the school for the last 10 years. He says, “Our school is one of the most sought after school in Telangana state.” The Vision Mr. Mukund states, “Our school’s vision ...

  • Asmi Gandhi – Olive Green Kids School, Ahmedabad
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Asmi Gandhi has been the Head of the Pre-primary section of Ahmedabad based Olive Green Kids School since 2006. The school caters to children in the age-group 1.6 years – 6 years. Ms. Gandhi ran her own pre-school for over 20 years before this. She talks to us about her life, her experiences and more. Significance of ...

  • Jaison Leon – QtPi, Bangalore
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    QtPi is a Bangalore based Robotic start-up involved in making innovative child-friendly robotic kits which help children build robotic prototypes. The company was founded by Jaison Leon, Raghunath Are and Anto Jerlin.  The QtPi robotics kit consists of Arduino based main board, sensors, actuators, building blocks etc. They also have a mobile app. The QtPi team ...

  • Jatin Solanki – Eduisfun, Mumbai
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Eduisfun, an adaptive gamified learning platform located in Powai, has a vision to make education “fun, easy, and accessible to everyone via games.” Praveen Tyagi and Jatin Solanki, two IIT graduates, founded Eduisfun in 2014 to introduce education through games to children. The team consists of product managers, designers, animators, developers and testers with a common ...

  • Dr. Rita James – Asha Kiran, Bangalore
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Asha Kiran, meaning “Ray of Hope” is a very popular school for children of special needs and is located in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore. Established in 1993 by Ms. Rita James, the school aims at making every challenged child “a responsible member of society by developing their individual skills and abilities.” It promotes inclusive education for challenged children ...

  • Shravan & Sanjay Kumaran – GoDimensions, Chennai
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Declared as the youngest Mobile Application Programmers in India and one of the youngest in the world GoDimensions, an App development firm was founded in 2011 by two young entrepreneurs, Shravan & Sanjay Kumaran, from Chennai. The firm is fast expanding and the two brothers are developing hardware products. The firm that started just as an “app developing start-up” has ...

  • Parinita Gohil- Learning Delight, Rajkot
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Learning Delight, located in Rajkot, is a company that offers digital learning tools to students and schools. It works on transforming the text books into “animated, digitized content” to be imparted to children via LED screens in the classrooms. Parinita Gohil, Harshal and Vandan are the partners of the firm and found the “disparity in the quality ...

  • Indira Bodani – The Gateway School of Mumbai – Ashoka Changemaker School
    Friday August 11th, 2017

    Indira Bodani, is the founder of The Gateway School of Mumbai. Born and brought up in Mumbai and an alumnus of Green Lawns School and St. Xavier’s College, she did a course in Early Childhood Care and Education and worked at SPJ Sadhana School, a well-renowned school for children with special needs in Mumbai. In ...

  • Manan Khurma  – Cuemath
    Thursday August 10th, 2017

    The Founder & CEO, Cuemath, Manan Khurma’s whole life has been about Mathematics. As a young kid he wondered why kids find math boring or difficult and over the time he concluded that the problem is with the way kids are taught math. An alumnus of IIT Delhi, Mr. Manan Khurma’s first venture was Locus Education ...

  • Jemimah Marak – The 100 Story House – Meghalaya
    Wednesday July 26th, 2017

    100 Story House is a small library in the Garo Hills, set up by a Jemimah Marak, and her husband, James Nokseng G Momin. As the region is insurgency-prone, the couple set up this library to create a space for young children to nurture the habit of reading. First,can you please tell us about yourself? Well, my ...

  • Shilpa Mahna Bhatnagar – EVOXYZ Technologies, Gurgaon
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Shilpa Mahna Bhatnagar, Sukesh Madaan and Abhishek Singh are the founders of EVOXYZ in Gurgaon that developed a software called Evoschool to ensure the safety of school-going children. Evoschool is a location tracking and communication means connecting school, teachers, students and their parents. It starts tracking the child and his safety and security right from the ...

  • Footprints – Daycare and Pre-school chain
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Footprints Daycare and Pre-School Chain located in Delhi, Gurgaon & Noida, was launched in 2012 by an education-oriented team consisting of Mr. Raj Singhal, Mr. Ashish Aggarwal, Mr. Purvesh Sharma and Ms.Amita Bhardwaj, with vast experience in the field. Children here get a technology-oriented education, nurtured holistically, and are fed nutritious meals. They are guided into ...

  • Divyansh Gupta – Nature Journey – Bangalore
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Nature Journey, with its headquarters in Bangalore and branches in Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, and Chennai, is the largest school to make children learn leadership and life skills with the help of experimental learning and adventure activities. It also offers services to various parts of the country. Mr. Divyansh Gupta is the founder of Nature Journey and ...

  • Karthik K Samprathi – Budding Explorers, Bangalore
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Budding Explorers, an entity of Mystic Wild Pvt Ltd, located in Bangalore, Karnataka, is all about encouraging children to explore nature, learn new perspectives, and build life skills. It helps children develop contacts with other kids, learn new hobbies, and become responsible by involving in adventure activities amidst wilderness, away from their homes.   Karthik K Samprathi, Co-founder ...

  • Deepak Basumatary – Early Boffins – Pune
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Early Boffins in Pune intends to make learning a fun experience for children and to make them “thinkers, creators, and problem solvers” of 21st century. The curriculum, highly researched products, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) pedagogy will help the children to learn concepts by means of experience and make them retain the concepts learnt. The ...

  • Shraddha Shah – CATS LC – Pune – Creative skills learning centre
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    CATS LC, a premier creative skills learning centre located in Shivaji Nagar, Pune, is focused on teaching children to develop the creative skills within them. CATS LC exposes students to plenty of topics using problem based learning and game play methodology. Children learn while playing, dancing, singing, and acting. Deep discussions with their teachers or peers ...

  • Shilpa Solanki – The Harmony Tree, Pune
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Located at Sopan Baug, Pune, The Harmony Tree pre-school offers a “stimulating, nurturing, and joyous environment.” The children learn through hands on experience, team work and plenty of art, music, dance and role play. The school aims at working on a child-oriented curriculum to contribute in creating a ‘whole individual.’ Ms. Shilpa Solanki is the Principal of ...

  • Aditi Shah – Kids Club – Mumbai
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Kids Club is the brainchild of Ms. Aditi Shah, an architect turned extracurricular activity expert. She is the director of the club having associated with over 8 thousand families with little children.   Kids Club – a Synopsis · Kids Club encourages children to learn yoga, musical instruments, and dance forms like Zumba, general knowledge, games like cricket, ...

  • Latha Srinivasan – Chippersage Education, Bangalore
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Chippersage, a Bangalore-based English Language enhancement education company, was founded by Latha Srinivasan in 2009. They provide learning solutions and tools that enhance English language skills for all learners irrespective of age and proficiency levels. The team comprises of about 50 enthusiastic individuals of whom many are experts from the education and technology domains with a collective ...

  • Nirmal Verma – Tulipians, Kolkata
    Thursday July 06th, 2017

    Tulipians, a preschool based in Kolkata, was started by Mr. Nirmal Verma with a vision to teach children to take care of their own life and to become creative and competent persons in the world. They will enjoy the freedom of choice to claim responsibility for all their actions. They will also learn to appreciate ...

  • Sathish Jayarajan, Principal – Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore
    Saturday June 24th, 2017

      Mallya Aditi International School in Bangalore was started in 1984. The school offers both the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE). Till the 8th standard all students follow the ICSE curriculam. In the 9th standard they split into two groups – ICSE and IGCSE.    Excerpts from a recent ...

  • Rashmi Dixit – Dhruvatara – Bangalore – Nature Based Camps
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Integrated out of school program – Learning modules for nurturing intra-personal skills in children using nature as the medium Dhruvatara is an integrated out of school program based in Bengaluru. Headed by Rashmi Dixit who has over 10 years of experience in the coaching industry, Dhruvatara organises nature-based camps for children during vacations. “We believe children and ...

  • Vinit Shah – EdMojo – Project based learning
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Kids encouraged to work on “interesting open-ended projects” to explore real issues with the help of their curricular knowledge Aiming at kindling the curiosity of each child to learn and discover, EdMojo was started by Mr.Vinit Shah, an Engineer from Mumbai University and MS degree holder from University of Michigan. Kids are encouraged to work on ...

  • Kinjal Ganatra – Doodle Buddies – Pune
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Launched in 2013, Doodle Buddies Summer Camp located in Pune is run by Kinjal Ganatra, Psychologist and Psychotherapist by profession and Jaya Shah, a Phonics Teacher. “We focus mainly on the fun related activities for children. We want the children to thoroughly enjoy the camp and make it a memorable one. Our activities are theme related ...

  • Kirti Agarwal Rungta – Pocket Money Workshop
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    The Pocket Money workshop is the brainchild of Ms. Kirti Agarwal Rungta, an engineer from NIT, Jaipur. The workshop aims at guiding students to explore various other fields with the help of extra-curricular activities without the pressure of any curriculum and bring out their cognitive skills.   Kirti Agarwal Rungta After working in an IT company for a few ...

  • Sandy Dias Andrade – Just Being Centre – Pune
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Just Being Centre, founded by Ms. Sandy Dias Andrade, a psychologist by profession, is all about offering a vacation not only for children but also for the other members of the family – to play, rest, and unwind by connecting with each other. Focus is more on meeting the “emotional and social needs of individuals, groups, and ...

  • Dr. Caesar Sengupta – DCP Expeditions – Navi Mumbai
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Fastest growing wildlife and travel photography training academies in India DCP Expeditions, a premier Photography Training Academy in India, conducts workshops and teaches children about nature, biodiversity, universe, wildlife, waste management, natural resource management and other important aspects of environmental science using photography as the medium. Founded by Dr. Caesar Sengupta, a microbiologist and photographer, DCP Expeditions ...

  • Labdhi Mehta & Nikita Shah – Beyond Academics – Mumbai
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Beyond Academics, located in Mumbai, is a fun learning company focused on organizing, educational trips, interactive summer programs, unique workshops, and events for children. The camp aims at exposing children to real world experiences and learning academic concepts.   Children are introduced to an exciting environment filled with fun and they get out-of-classroom practical training. Ms. Labdhi Mehta ...

  • Sharmila Mukherjee – Odissi dancer
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Artistic Director & Founder – Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance, Bangalore Sharmila Mukerjee, a professional Odissi dancer, is Grade A artist of Doordarshan channel. Having started her training under the legendary master, the late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in 1984, Sharmila has been performing for almost 30 years now. Being an Established Artist of the Indian Council for Cultural ...

  • KSHITIJ WORLD – Mumbai
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    KSHITIJ, located in Mumbai, was established in 2006 by a group of friends who believed in working on child development through experiential education. The activities range from workshops like theatre, photography, science, art, craft, aero-modeling, imagination, cooperative games. There are one-day outdoor programs like an adventurous day out, treks, organic farm days, that happen in and around the ...

  • Ameen Haque – Storywallahs – Bangalore
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017

    Based in Bangalore, Storywallahs helps schools and organisations leverage the power of stories to inspire, motivate and teach. Mr. Ameen Haque, the founder of Storywallahs, says, “I tell stories to children from 3 years to senior citizens and anyone in between. I enjoy telling the most to children and anyone young at heart.” Storywallahs at Schools “Storytelling is ...

  • M.R. Jagadeesh – The Bangalore School of Music
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

    A registered charitable trust, The Bangalore School of Music and Fine Arts, was founded in early 1987 by Aruna Sunderlal, one of the few trained operatic and classical concert singers in India with the sole aim of molding the younger generation into focused, disciplined, cultural ambassadors who will heal our broken societies and world through the peace, joy ...

  • Manjula Raman – Army Public School, Bangalore
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

    First school to be Awarded for Education and Awareness at the Green Your School Contest, 2016 along with a Cash Award of Rs. 3,50,000 Army Public School, K Kamaraj Road, Bangalore has always been the pioneer when it comes to doing its bit for the environment. Under the unstinted support, guidance and mentorship of the principal of ...