Lighthouse Learning Group, (formerly known as EuroKids International), a leading early childhood & K-12 education organization, has signed an MoU with the Maharashtra Government – Women and Child Development (WCD) Department to implement the Project Adarsh Anganwadi to upgrade Anganwadis in the state.
The signing happened in the office of Advocate Smt. Yashomati Thakur, Minister for Women and Child Development, and in presence of Smt. I A Kundan, Secretary – WCD, Smt. Rubal Aggarwal, Commissioner – ICDS, and Mr. Vijay Kshirsagar, Deputy Commissioner – ICDS. Mr. Prajodh Rajan (Co-founder & Group CEO of Lighthouse Learning), Mr. KVS Seshasai (CEO), Dr. Anita Madan, and Tushar Shrotri were present on the occasion.
With over 20 years of experience in early childhood education and care, Lighthouse Learning aims to transform some existing Anganwadis, expanding its infrastructure, bringing in high-quality content and curriculum, teaching aids, as well as conducting several training sessions to enhance the skills of the staff.
Signing the MoU, Advocate Smt. Yashomati Thakur, Hon’ble Minister, Women & Child Development, said,
"We are happy to partner with Lighthouse Learning for the upgradation of Smart Anganwadis to help support the education of young children. They will start with revamping a few existing Anganwadis in Mumbai immediately. We look forward to Lighthouse Learning taking this initiative to other parts of Maharashtra so that every child will soon have access to safe and hygienic centres to study and play in."
According to a news release, the project will commence from Mumbai city and will be taken to other major parts of Maharashtra. Lighthouse Learning will also help to ensure that each Anganwadi has hygienic and safe surroundings for children to play and learn in.
Prajodh Rajan, Co-founder & Group CEO of Lighthouse Learning, said,
"We are delighted to support the Maharashtra Government’s mission to develop quality Anganwadis under the Project Adarsh Anganwadi. Our vision is to support and upgrade one Anganwadi for each Pre-School we have in the state. Research has conclusively proven that the first five years of a child’s life is the most important as it sets the foundation for a strong growth and development journey. It is our privilege to partner with the ministry of WCD and look forward for deeper collaborations in the future."
Lighthouse Learning has played an active role in evolving the education landscape over the last 20 years. The group is committed to delivering a robust foundation for future generations with innovation in pedagogy, the use of appropriate technology, and focus on child safety. Through its portfolio of brands - EuroKids Preschool, Kangaroo Kids Preschool, EuroSchool, and Billabong High International, Lighthouse Learning nurtures over 150,000 students every day with its "Child First" ideology in a safe and engaging learning environment. With a network of over 1,200 pre-schools and 44 schools, the group empowers 1000+ women entrepreneurs across the nation and employs a workforce of over 10,000.