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Social Problem

Education is critical for setting young people up for employment. Unfortunately, most young people from India come from humble educational backgrounds. They also lack the relevant skills and have limited access to innovative platforms, technologies or entrepreneurial approaches to earn livelihoods. When young people lack the right tools and skills to critically understand the world and navigate through the challenges of life, they might engage in negative behaviors and actions, or simply be overlooked and neglected.

Providing quality education to the under-resourced communities is a huge challenge across in India. Imagine being asked to read long paragraphs and tested on it without ever getting the chance to learn the alphabet; or having to solve mathematical equations, without knowing numbers. That is the struggle of nearly 25 million children in primary grades who are 2-3 class-levels behind in terms of their language and arithmetic skills, which has been found out from government-administered large-scale surveys along with the national ASER test.

Education during the formative years of a child defines his/ her career and life. Unfortunately, children living in poor communities of India, start out with low-quality learning opportunities which lead to them having limited educational foundations. By one estimate, nearly 20 million children in India fail to reach their potential in cognitive development by age 5 years. So they are at a disadvantage when they enter the public education system and lack the basic skills to do well in schools.

Education is critical for setting young people up for employment. Unfortunately, most young people from India come from humble educational backgrounds. They also lack the relevant skills and have limited access to innovative platforms, technologies or entrepreneurial approaches to earn livelihoods. When young people lack the right tools and skills to critically understand the world and navigate through the challenges of life, they might engage in negative behaviors and actions, or simply be overlooked and neglected.

Two major aspects come out of the above-mentioned problems:
1. Quality early education holds the key to shaping up a country’s future
2. Innovative interventions for youth can lead to a massive societal change

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Who We Are

ThinkZone is an award-winning social enterprise that works towards improving the educational outcomes of children from under-resourced communities using a 'tech plus touch' model and activity-based methodology. We do this by empowering community educators, school teachers, public childcare workers, and parents to deliver quality early-childhood and primary grade education programs.

This will be the very few times in India where a localised tech-based pedagogy is being built for first generations learners and for improving the skills of facilitators who come from a limited education background. For children who have not started formal schooling and already behind actual learning competencies, the multi-level early childhood education programs make them school-ready through the development of skills like literacy, numeracy, engaging in learning activities, ability to follow directions, working well with other children, etc. Our five-level foundational primary grade program helps children who are already in primary school but several steps behind learning levels develop age-appropriate skills and perform better in schools.

ThinkZone is using accessible technology to implement ‘home-based education programs’ for children aged 3-10 years. We use ‘voice call & SMS-based’ learning platforms to reach out to parents so that they can engage with their children in activity-based learning content. The user-friendly modules can be understood and implemented by parents regardless of their literacy level. Our program enables parents to work towards developing the skills of their children from an early age.

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Meet The Team

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Board Advisors

Contact Info

  • Registered Office:
    HIG B6, HB Colony Sector-7, CDA
    Cuttack - 753014, Odisha

  • +91-7381066311
    +91-6717960241

  • info@thinkzone.in

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