Education

INNOVATIVE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MODELS 

Providing Low-Cost Private Schooling to the Poor 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • School-in-a-box model involves highly standardized, scalable, branded schooling in which the school chain designs and implements all educational inputs and business processes. 
  • Chains recruit para-skilled teachers from local communities, whom they train to deliver lessons of near uniform quality. 
  • Student and school performance is monitored and evaluated, enabling data-driven quality control and research and development (R&D). 

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Educating Children and Adults at the Bottom of the Pyramid through Learning Centers 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Learning centers extend education to the bottom of the pyramid by providing new spaces and modes of learning for children and adults. Some substitute for or supplement traditional schools; others introduce new types of education, such as preschool or computer literacy classes. 
  • Centers keep costs low by working out of rented or donated facilities and recruiting and training community members to teach. 
  • Self-directed, computer-assisted, and peer-to-peer learning approaches for older children and adults keep costs down. 

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