when students want to EXPLORE
It’s our social responsibility as citizens, businessmen, politicians and the government to ensure every child has an opportunity to learn and feel engaged with learning. Edufront Foundation is committed to making that goal a reality. Emphasizing learning over Education. Offering opportunities to explore and build a new future. Children are closer to the future than us. All we can do is help them explore the possibilities.
This journey is made possible by a couple of young men Manfredi de Fillippo and Shantanu Jha. They imagined a world where a learning environment could be created to support the underserved students by bridging the technology gap, leveling the playing field, and encouraging students and teachers to find the frontiers of their dreams. Edufront Foundation builds on the technologies they helped create. Pramit Maakoday’s commitment to leveraging technologies for education is taking it to the next stages.
Edufront — Explore more, Learn more
Edufront helps school systems across the globe by offering an all-encompassing, end to end platform for K-12 school education and management. This model allows for efficient institution management and personalized, inquiry-based learning for the students. We offer decades of experience in hardware, software, and implementation to help school systems reach their potential.
Through substantial automation of menial tasks, cooperative tools and carefully planned workflows, the entire school ecosystem will be nudged into a synergetic schema, whilst at the same time providing the freedom and flexibility to work in the way that fits that particular school best.
Our learning management platform allows schools to create digital learning environments that speak to the unique challenges faced by their institution. With Edufront’s expertise, you can simplify teaching, elevate learning, and eliminate the headaches of supporting and growing traditional learning technologies.
A Note From The Founder
The future of our society, as reflected in our villages, towns, states, and nations, lies in the hands of the generations that will follow us. It lies with our young. Our ability to help them get ready to face the world and expand the frontiers of peace, joy and creativity using the tools of cognition, self-expression and engagement with each other, will greatly color our legacy and determine our future.
Born in a socially privileged and financially strapped family, our founder experienced what education in India was at its social frontiers. He was lucky that his school had classes and a teacher for each class, a privilege 80 percent of schools in India today cannot boast of.
The Indian system found him eligible for a scholarship of Rs 10 per month starting grade 6. On which, he graduated high school making the merit list, despite being a victim of typhoid that got him down during the month of his final exams. He was also granted a national scholarship of Rs 50 per month for the next 4 years for undergraduate studies, and another Rs 110 per month for his MA.
These Rs 5640 spread over 11 years gave him an education that helped him pay several thousand times in taxes. A worthy investment for any investor, even in the best of times. That amount invested in SENSEX may have grown only about 100 times by now.
In terms of US dollar value at the time, that amounted to $1128 over 11 years. For those comparing globally, $1000 invested in Microsoft in the 1970s may have turned into over $2 million by now. By S&P average, it could have been about $80,000. But an average person may not have earned more than $3000. That may be a useful, though not a precise or exactly accurate way to look at the possibilities of investing in people. Investment in education, no matter what, will yield a nation way more than most other investments.
In other words, an average investment of $100 per annum during 1970s, may have generated anything from 100 to 2000 times in returns. Consider this, that about 30 million members of Indian diaspora earn about as much as the 1400 million people living in the country. The difference is not just in their education. The same level of education within the country earns about 40 times less.
It’s the opportunities to explore and do better that separate the affluent countries from India. These opportunities are also a matter of demand citizens place on their government. An uneducated or semi-educated population may neither create nor ask its government for those opportunities that the educated citizenry may ask for.
Our leaders have long transitioned from population being a problem to being a dividend. However, unless people are educated to a global benchmark, that dividend is unlikely to be reaped. As COVID19 reminds us, we live in a global world where a virus born in a crowded market, or escaping from a lab, may bring the whole world down, just as technologies created in one corner of the world envelop the whole planet.