Education in 2019

Education in 2019   Although the new academic year is still a few months away, as 2019 rolls in, we at The Hearth have compiled a list of areas for educators – in schools and otherwise – to keep their eyes on.   Environment At the recent COP24 summit, world leaders spent an inordinate amount…

HDFC’s entry into education is exciting

Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) invested about US$ 10 million in Career Launcher’s Indus World Schools last year. This by itself is not exciting news, although both the investor and the organisation they have invested in have a good pedigree. The game changer is the emerging plans that HDFC has for an education vertical. HDFC…

India’s education must prepare children for life

The far-reaching Right To Education Act, now in its fifth year of implementation, obliges the central and state governments to provide eight years of free and compulsory education to all children between 6 and 14 years of age. But the country is a long way from achieving that goal. India has always been a land of…