In a meeting with Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon. Min of Education, Government of India, representatives of Square Panda Foundation viz; Andre Agassi, president, Ashish Jhalani- president (international markets) and Andy Butler- co-founder; proposed a knowledge partnership.
This collaboration would aim to help every stakeholder in the education system – educators, students and government – achieve their learning and development goals in line with the goals and vision of NEP 2020 and AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
Applauding the transformative reforms envisaged by the Ministry of Education, the Square Panda Foundation has expressed its desire to play a role in the development of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).
“We have focused on our successful interventions in Indian states, such as Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. SquarePanda recently won the National Startup Award 2021 in the category “Education and Skills Development for Teacher Education”. Our vision is to help every child, teacher and community reach their full potential,” said Andre Agassi.
Dharmendra Pradhan took the time to learn more about EdTech India’s plans and their mission to positively impact the lives of learners and also took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the meeting.
The implementation of Square Panda’s flagship initiative “Aarambh” which covers basic literacy and numeracy, English proficiency, empowerment of educators, upskilling of workers in Anganwadi, has gave the company a deep understanding of India’s unique educational needs. It also provides a foundation to support the development of NCFs and related resources for-
● The National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCFSE)
● The National Curriculum Framework for Early Childhood Care and Education (NCFECCE)
● The National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE)
● The National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education (NCFAE)
“Our global team of more than 250 experts can leverage both neuroscience and cutting-edge technology to improve learning outcomes from pre-primary to secondary. Our work has had an impact on several factors that influence a child’s academic success throughout their school career, such as learning, teacher support, parent support, educational infrastructure, access to technology, health and exposure to other skills,” added Ashish Jhalani.
Ashish Jhalani, who spends part of his time in India, has worked with government, both at policy and implementation levels. He recently co-authored a report published by the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, entitled “The State of Basic Literacy and Numeracy in India”, and is set to publish the highly anticipated “Pencil Power Report” which outlines a future direction for ECCE in India.
“Getting the education equation right is critical to building the India of tomorrow and advancing the national growth development agenda,” said Andy Butler.