In a populous country like India, where 139 million children under the age of six and considering the fact that they are going to contribute the workforce in the upcoming time, an easy access to Early Childhood Education becomes pivotal for accentuating overall growth of the country. Currently, the state of schooling for this age group in India is split between two extremes. Preschools in urban areas teach various subjects from Grades 1 and 2 curriculums, such as the alphabet’s letters and numerals. On the other hand, in rural regions, Anganwadi education is limited to storytelling and the teaching of a few poems and poetry. However, it is more than important that both the means of education should run by professional groups or trained adults to nurture the young minds.
Rajiv Bansal, Director - Operations, Global Indian International School
Basil Ali, Co-Founder & CFO, Edumpus
Dr. Sam Paul, Director, Asia Pacific World School, Bangalore
Pavan Allena, Founder & CEO, Metamorphosis Edu
Gaurav Kumar, President - Corporate Development, upGrad
Arvind Singh, Head - Information Technology, 7-Eleven India