Challenges

Educational Challenges

250 million

Indian children suffering from serious learning deficiencies

70 million

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.

Gender Inequality Issues

India ranked 132 out of 148 countries

on Gender Inequality Index in the Global Human Development Report

Women have never received

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.

About Us

Who are we?

ThinkZone empowers women in low income communities to provide quality education through a technology-enabled “school in a box” approach. We implement a comprehensive, scale-driven lean model that enables us to provide standardized early-childhood and primary education programs at minimal costs.

Our Mission

"Enabling women entrepreneurs in low income communities provide tech-driven quality education"

Our Partners

The Model

Developing a Financially Sustainable 'Community Enhancement' Model

Meet The Team

Binayak

XIMB alumnus. Experience in Global Education Practice Consulting with World Bank along with rich expertise in the field of Impact Investing, Business Development, Rural Marketing, Skills development, ICT4D space and SAP Consulting

Dr. Sarbari

OUAT alumnus with academic and teaching experience from leading national and international institutes. ToT facilitator and Content Development Expert

Sambit

NIT Jaipur Alumnus. Tech Evangelist. Successfully founded and exited a startup. Open Source Technology Champion. Multiple years experience in leading large development teams

Divyashree

IIM Bangalore Alumnus. Tech Specialist. Experience ranges from implementing large-scale IT projects to developing academic products for the emerging markets.

Our Work

Early Childhood Education

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.

Primary Level Education

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.

Women Empowerment

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.

Traction

Creating Positive Impact

Increased access to quality education in far-flung areas.

Improvement in learning levels of children.

Increase in livelihood opportunities at the BoP

Decrease in school drop-outs from higher grades

Third Party Endorsements

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.

Join Us

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.

Currently, we offer internships in Odisha throughout the year.

Selected changemakers will work in different areas ranging from campaigns, content development & design, sales and marketing and implementing technology in the education space.

Click here to know more about the positions.

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Contact Info

Registered Office:
Plot no.47/1015, Lingraj Nagar, Old Town
Bhubaneswar - 751002, Odisha

Head Office:
Near Sun Apollo Hospital, Srivihar Colony
Tulasipur, Cuttack- 753008, Odisha

P: +91- 70 08 25 6402,
@: info@thinkzone.in

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