Education is a strong tool that helps communities improve in life. Education helps develop new skills, which helps both the individual and society’s socioeconomic well-being. The intergenerational patterns of poverty can be broken if any family member is educated, especially women.
Millions of children in India still lack access to education. India in the current day is plagued by lack of access to quality education especially for a significant section of the society that is socio-economically vulnerable, and decisive action is required to guarantee that everyone benefits from education. With this goal in mind Indus Charity Trust established an equal opportunity school- the Indus International Community School.
Education World, in partnership with Ernst and Young, has selected four schools in India as Schools of National Excellence, schools that role-model what education in the 21st century should be. The selection was conducted by a national jury based on Big Data. Indus Bangalore is one of them with a rating of A ++. Indus Pune and Indus Hyderabad also received recognition with a grade of A +.
This award reinforces the increasing belief amongst stakeholders that rote-memorisation, scoring high marks in examinations for college placement, puts children at grave risk in later life. With jobs, technology, and knowledge getting outdated at a rapid pace, they will be unable to re-skill and re-discover their potential. The outdated model of Industrial Age schooling, still being followed in most schools in India, was summed up by Henry Ford in his famous quote, “A man’s real education begins after he has left school.” Real-education now must happen while in school!