Indian children suffering from serious learning deficiencies
Indian children lack a proper learning environment before joining school
Absence of preschool education leads to children enrolling in primary schools without the requisite learning and skills & lack of formal after-school support to improve learning levels leads to 40% dropouts by Age 12.
on Gender Inequality Index in the Global Human Development Report
the respect, remuneration, acknowledgment and recognition for the work they do.
Diversification of female workforce has been very low due to limited education and appropriate skills and a lot needs to be done for bringing them into mainstream economy.
ThinkZone provides standardized affordable education to children from low income communities by empowering local women to operate self-sustaining learning centres through a technology-enabled “school-in-a box” approach.
We implement a comprehensive, scale-driven lean model that helps us to keep our costs low so that women can deliver quality education programs at less than $2.50 a month.
Developing a Financially Sustainable 'Community Enhancement' Model
Teacher scripts are delivered through data-enabled tablets with activity-based content. The interactive, “learning-by-doing” curriculum helps teachers without previous training to implement the programs at ease.
We employ technology in order to reduce the time spent by teachers on non-instructional activities, decrease the overhead costs required to run a centre and increase the quality of education delivered enabling us to monitor lesson pacing, record attendance, track assessment scores, and update lessons real-time.
We foster entrepreneurship for economic development in backward areas by working with local women who implement our programs.
Our pedagogy focuses on self-paced learning, peer-led learning and complete ‘mastery’ of concepts. Our program also consists of worksheets completion which helps us track an individual child’s progress
The curriculum itself is standardized which includes step-by-step instructions detailing what teachers should do and say during any given moment of a class. Lesson standardization enables less qualified teachers to deliver lessons of a higher quality than their level of experience would otherwise allow.
Our school-in-a-box contains low cost start-up resources for teaching activities which are designed to benefit the centre as a whole. It also includes tools like Skill Chart for regular evaluation and tracking specific learning goals for every month, which helps us identify and focus on children lagging in a particular skill.
5+ years exp. in education & 2 years exp. in technology. Laureate Global Fellow. XIMB alumnus
10+ years exp. in development sector training.. Masters in Sociology and M Phil in Tribal Studies
NIT Jaipur Alumnus. 9 years exp. in technology. Successfully founded and exited a startup
6 years operations exp. in education and 4 years experience in technology
IIM Bangalore Alumnus. 3 years IT experience & 2 years experience in academic products development
Our play-based program provides children with a good foundation and also instils a love for learning from a young age. The three-level education programs make the children at the Bottom of the Pyramid start off on the right foot by having them be in a learning environment early.
Children are school ready through development of skills like literacy, numeracy, engaging in learning activities, ability to follow directions, working well with other children etc. They are eager to learn, thereby enabling a successful transition to a primary school learning environment.
Our primary-level program helps supplement a child’s limited school education. We implement a level-based and not an age-based program, thus giving each child a chance to catch up with the class level requirements. The programs aim to bridge multiple year learning gaps across primary level in a specified period of time.
Children will develop age appropriate skills and such a strong foundation in basic competencies helps them to perform well in their academic careers. Our approach is independent of the existing education system but at the same time remains in alignment with the broad educational requirements.
Our model provides dignified and convenient livelihood opportunities to women and simultaneously builds ownership of the program at the grassroots level. It also improves the socioeconomic status of teachers while also creating women leaders and role models in local communities.
Women are empowered to get involved in the design & development of innovative and child-centred learning modules for reading, writing, and arithmetic in their own facilities.
Among GSBI Global Cohort of Social Enterprises
Villgro Entrepreneur Scholars for High-Potential Early Stage Social Enterprise.
Indian School of Business iDiya National Social Ventures Challenge Finalists.
Among Top 10 Emerging Education Startups by Unitus Seed Fund.
UnLtd Delhi Investee.
Among Top Social Enterprises at Tata Challenge- IIM Calcutta.
We welcome full-time professionals, part-time individuals, interns, freelancers and volunteers to be a part of our mission of providing low cost high quality education to children from low income group families.
Desired competencies will depend on the work involved but will most often include expertise in sales, strategy, research, operations, technology and stakeholder management.
Interested? Write to us at email@example.com along with your resume