- With a mission to encourage kids to become life-long learners, BYJU’S Future School offers a proprietary curriculum supported by 1:1 live online teaching
- Coding and Math will be available at launch, and new subjects like Music, English and Fine Arts will be part of future launches
- Karan Bajaj, Founder & CEO of subsidiary WhiteHat Jr, will spearhead BYJU’S Future School’s global expansion
Bengaluru, 08 April 2021: World’s leading education technology company, BYJU’S, with 80 MN registered students on its flagship learning app, has announced the global launch of its 1:1 live online learning platform ‘BYJU’S Future School’.
This builds on the success of its subsidiary WhiteHat Jr in India and select countries globally, which set new benchmarks in live online 1:1 learning.
BYJU’S Future School helps cross the bridge from passive to active learning by offering an interactive learning platform that blends real-time instruction with lessons that generate creative outcomes for kids aged between 6-18 years. At launch, BYJU’S Future School will offer Coding and Math with the aim of fostering engagement and personalized learning through a live 1:1 teaching experience.
The proprietary activity-based curriculum for coding helps children learn concepts through creating and building applications, facilitated by an expert teacher. The math program is built on a curriculum anchored on storytelling to help students learn in an engaging manner and also to understand real-life applications of Math. Both programs are designed to help children create on their own and learn as per their pace and style with their teacher.
New subjects such as Science, Music, English and Fine Arts are being currently developed based on the philosophy of making children creators, inspiring them to explore and make Mobile Apps, Websites, Games, Music, and Art. BYJU’S Future School will be available in the USA, UK, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico in May and will progressively expand to more geographies in the near future.
Powered by 11,000 qualified women teachers based in India engaging with students from English-speaking countries, BYJU’S Future School is further targeting to penetrate deeper into non-English speaking markets such as Mexico and Brazil. The coding curriculum will also be available in Spanish and Portuguese, besides onboarding qualified women teachers who engage with students in these two countries.
“We believe that through technology, we can inspire kids all over the world to fall in love with learning. Our global expansion comes at a critical time as families are actively looking for supplemental learning that encourages their children to be creative and learn by doing,” says Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO, BYJU’S. “This launch furthers our vision of creating active learners across the world,” Byju added.
Karan Bajaj, who successfully established the live learning model with WhiteHat Jr in India, will lead BYJU’S Future School’s global expansion. Speaking on the occasion, Karan added, “Our mission to empower the next generation to think differently, to ignite creative zeal, to make them creators will get a huge boost with the launch of BYJU’S Future School in more countries, offering multiple subjects. This is a purpose-driven expansion and we are confident that more and more students globally will gain from this initiative.”
BYJU’S Future School is committed to enabling kids to become active learners and channel their natural creativity through an engaging curriculum and personalized live 1:1 teacher attention. The initiative is backed by a strong women-only teaching team majorly based out of India, and fast expanding in non-English countries such as Mexico and Brazil.
BYJU'S launched its flagship product, BYJU’S - The Learning App, for classes 4-12 in 2015. Today, the app has over 80 million registered students and 5.5 million annual paid subscriptions. With an average time of 71 minutes being spent by a student on the app every day from 1700+ cities, the app is creating a whole new way of learning through visual lessons. The Disney. BYJU'S Early Learn App was launched in June 2019, a special offering from BYJU'S for students in classes 1-3 featuring Disney’s timeliness characters. In early 2019, BYJU'S acquired Osmo, a Palo Alto-based maker of educational games to transform the whole offline to the online learning experience. BYJU'S also acquired White Hat Jr in 2020, a Mumbai-based programming start-up focused on empowering children with coding skills.
In mid-2021, BYJU’S acquired the market leader and one of the most trusted test-prep service providers in India - Aakash Educational Services Limited(ASEL)
BYJU’S has been backed by strong and prominent investors like Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Naspers, CPPIB, General Atlantic, Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Verlinvest, IFC, Aarin Capital, TimesInternet, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global, Owl Ventures & Qatar Investment Authority.
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