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Quality education at affordable cost of children has always been one of the biggest concerns for parents in India. While government run schools have been the usual solution in terms of affordability, these schools have hardly been the answer for strong learning outcomes for children. Moreover, these schools have been known to have high incidence of teacher absenteeism, high student teacher ratios, and very little teaching activity. These problems have translated into increasing dropout rates as parents choose income generating activities for their children as they get older.

It was against this background, that Professor James Tooley, an eminent Professor of Education Policy from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne discovered private unaided schools providing quality education at affordable costs in Hyderabad. Through testing students in English language and Mathematics, he discovered that students from private unaided schools performed much better than children attending government schools. This worldwide discovery in the last 10 years and his findings were similar to those in India. He chronicled his discovery of and works with low cost schools across the world in his book The Beautiful Tree, released by Penguin.

Prof. James Tooley


 

   


Mohammed Anwar
is one of the new breed of “edupreneurs” or educational entrepreneurs transforming the school sector in India. In 1987, he started a low-cost private high school with 34 students in a small, rented building in Hyderabad. Now M.A. Ideal High School has about 9 branches in the slums of Hyderabad and in a poor rural area and enrolled 3,000 children.

To provide education to the low income families they (Professor James Tooley and Mohammed Anwar formed Beautiful Tree Trust and are managing chain of low cost schools on the banner of M. A. IDEAL.

All schools are coeducational; teaching is in English; and the target market is low-income families. Parents pay low fees of between Rs.100 and Rs.250 per month. To improve the quality education they formed “Empathy Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd.” Company in April 2009.

Empathy Learning Systems Private Limited (ELS Pvt. Ltd) is a company that aims to build a chain and provide services for low cost private schools in India. Inspired by the work of Professor James Tooley who had chronicled successful models of low cost private schools across the world, Empathy’s model takes to classrooms specially designed curriculum, innovative pedagogy, training for teachers conducted by experts and regular support and mentoring provided by the company’s academic coordinators.

Mohammed Anwar


 

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