EduMentum is an initiative of Advaith Foundation, managed by Mantra4Change. It provides incubation support to early-stage social entrepreneurs working to bring about a systemic transformation in the education system.

 

Our Vision:

 Create change leaders who can lead systemic education transformation to achieve education equity

 

The Need:

Seven decades into independence, India continues to chase the elusive dream of equity in education. In a country of 220 million school-going students, a mere 23% of third graders can read books from the previous grades. While we have done exceedingly well in being able to take our children to school, we are yet to guarantee quality education to all children.

Factors of geography, parental and family background, culture and several local factors are crucial variables that make our educational problems unique. There is no one solution – a silver bullet – to solve the spectrum of educational problems facing India. They need unique, localized solutions.

This requires local change leaders who have deep understanding of their context as well as knowledge of educational change. India has seen several innovative approaches by young change leaders in the past, but they need support to strengthen their idea so that it can scale and sustain.

 

 

The Idea:

At EduMentum, we aim to provide the right ecosystem for the growth and development of budding organizations during their initial 3 years. Our goal is to empower 100 change leaders in next 5 years, who can build contextualized, robust solutions across India.

EduMentum believes that educational transformation is possible only through localised solutions embedded in empirical body of knowledge. Our roadmap to change involves choosing local change leaders and supporting them in shaping their innovative ideas.

When these change leaders would start collaborating and interacting with organisations across the country, the ideas will get cross pollinated and multiple approaches to finding solutions will evolve. Analysis and documentation of these approaches would result in a rich, indigenous body of knowledge. These would serve as tools for effective advocacy for systemic adoption.

To know more about the journey, click here

 


Snapshots of our first bootcamp