LEAD School to provide free licences to 200 affordable English medium schools
Save our Schools drive to help 200 schools adopt technology, train teachers and provide online infrastructure for no cost until schools reopen physically
Mumbai: Affordable English medium schools are bracing for challenging times amidst lockdown as they need to integrate technology and train teachers to provide continuity in learning to students. To support these affordable schools in their efforts to provide quality learning to students despite these challenges, LEAD School, which is running India’s largest online school – LEAD [email protected] program, has announced free licenses for 200 budget private schools across the country.
Under the Save our Schools initiative, the LEAD [email protected] online program will be provided free to qualifying schools until the time schools reopen physically. The qualifying schools will be provided support to run the program including online infrastructure as well as the required training to their teachers. These schools can be affiliated to CBSE board or state boards.
Budget private schools typically collect annual fee in the range of Rs.18,000 to Rs.50,000. Coupled with staff salary and reorganisation of school infrastructure right from classroom seating to public transport, such schools across India are struggling to stay afloat especially with reduced or no fee.
Sumeet Mehta, Cofounder and CEO, LEAD School said, “Our children are losing out on valuable learning time while schools are trying to cope up amidst the global health crisis. Each month of lost learning can create many months of learning gap amongst children. We will support our schools with high quality online school that students can attend from the safety of their homes. The education system rests on pillars of schools principals, teachers, parents and students and this is just our small contribution towards supporting the system.”