The Kids Education Revolution is a bold and ambitious collective of schools and educational organizations that are working towards reimagining education at scale and are driven by a profound belief in the power of student leadership. It aims to influence the conversation of what constitutes an excellent education by listening to and learning from our children and youth to fulfill the individual potential of each child and the collective potential of our nation.

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Our Journey

The Kids Education Revolution was created to address three needs:
The need for a reimagined education

India today faces an educational crisis. Over 76% of our children will not graduate from high school and enter college, and of those that do, a fraction actually attains a holistic education that truly equips them to fully maximize their potential. There is a radical need to redefine the purpose of education so that we unleash the fullest capability of each individual, but also so that we collectively make our country and the world better.

The need for partnership

While our primary stakeholder in education is the student, we do not have a system that listens to and learns from, students. Students are the recipients of the decisions adults take for them but do not have a voice in shaping those decisions.

The need for collective action

The problem is too urgent, and too large, for us to work alone. We must learn from each other and work together with the belief that the strong partnership will have deep, significant impact at scale for our children.

In September 2016, like-minded organisations came together to dream about what a reimagined education could look like. Together, we had over 100 years of experience delivering an excellent education to our students in different ways.

Akanksha’s schools deliver high-quality education to children from low-income communities.

American School of Bombay is a world-class school for students from high-income backgrounds intent on empowering students to realise their potential and enhance lives of others.

Avasara Academy is a progressive secondary school educating exceptional young girls to lead change, contribute to society and live lives of distinction and impact.

Riverside Academy employs an ‘I Can’ mindset to empower millions of children across the world to problem-solve using the design thinking process with their Design For Change project and Be The Change Conferences.

Teach For India is building a movement of leaders to eliminate educational inequity in India. Fellows and students of Teach For India have also participated in many experiments and explorations on student leadership.

B.D. Somani’s young students build complex structures using blocks to learn about the world around them and grasp 21st-century skills.

Inqui-Lab Foundation seeks to develop curious and innovative children who identify and solve problems they see around them to build a better tomorrow for themselves and others.

The Simple Education Foundation designs & implements holistic learning models that aim to transform and strengthen the public schools from within.

Slam Out Loud helps students find their unique voices through the medium of slam poetry and spoken word and through this practice, develop the self, connect deeply with others, and increase social consciousness and awareness.

TickLinks aims to create a comprehensive directory of educational videos to enable holistic learning.

Over the past year, staff and students from this collective have met at each other’s spaces to really listen to and learn from each other.