The Apprentice Project

The Apprentice Project

Founders: Anand Gopakumar, Prashant Kumar, Monika Pesswani

Background: Alumni of IIM, Teach for India and The Harvard Graduate School of Education; overall work experience of 50+ years, with 20+ years in education sector.
The Apprentice Project (TAP) works towards enabling holistic development of students in government and other low-income schools. Learn more: theapprenticeproject.org

The Solution The Apprentice Project seeks to empower children in low-income schools to realise their potential and achieve their goals. They do this through building critical life-skills like confidence, communication, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and self-realisation, apart from enabling real-world exposure and opportunities to nurture the child’s passion; be it visual art, performing arts and sports, among others. The three key pillars of their ‘holistic education’ model include, choice-based learning, life-skills based mentorship and access to exposure and opportunities.

Areas of Focus Education with a focus on 21st century skills for students and choice-based learning

Geographical Reach: Pune and Mumbai, Maharashtra

Impact*
  • 2500 students impacted across 19 schools
  • 250 facilitators trained, 25000 volunteering hours
  • 88% increase in confidence noted in students
  • 75% students showed ability to apply what they learnt

*As of April 2020