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Creating exemplar education ecosystems

Bringing out the best in every child


The Problem

Our children are going to school, but they are not learning

India is at the edge of an educational crisis of epic proportions. The system is massive, with 250 million students and 9 million teachers. However, 53% of Class 5 students in India cannot read a Class 2 textbook and three-quarters cannot do division, as per the nation-wide ASER survey, 2018. For the 166 million children in 1.1 million public schools (typically from poorest, marginalized communities), the situation is particularly acute.

At Peepul, we believe that creating an environment for meaningful student teacher interactions, is key to transforming the system.

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Our Solution

At Peepul, we look to improve learning outcomes in the public education system, by enabling ‘meaningful teacher-student interaction’. If a child is meaningfully and effectively engaged in the classroom by the teacher, she attends classes regularly, engages in learning, and in turn, achieves learning.


We closely partner with national, state, and local governments to design and implement high-quality, scalable solutions to achieve improved student engagement and a focus on academic outcomes.

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Our Approach

Creating Meaningful Teacher-Student Interactions 


 Academic mentoring

Creating a supportive ecosystem of academic mentors and coaches across layers - school, school cluster, block, district

  At the heart, our model has four parts:


Teacher skilling

Creating high-quality and motivated teachers through a practical training approach, and building teacher communities


Aligned incentives and accountability

Creating a school system administration that protects the interest of students’ engagement and learning, vs. non-academic activities.


High-engagement classroom practice toolkit

a set of best-practice techniques and tools, which help a teacher engage students in learning

Our Work







We run seven programmes in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh


Exemplar Schools


In 2015, we turned around a failing government school, to create the first Public-Private-Partnership school in Delhi. We saw a dramatic improvement in enrolment – from 9 to 200+ in a year. Today, we support more than 1300 students in schools that are beacons of excellence in the government system.

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CM RISE Schools

Madhya Pradesh

Peepul leads the Academic Support and Monitoring Unit of the CM Rise Schools. We are in partnership with the School Education Department, MP to build World-Class schools that offer high-quality education.


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Professional Development, Madhya Pradesh

We have partnered with the state Government of Madhya Pradesh on CM Rise, a state-wide effort to support the teacher professional development of the state’s ~320,000+ teachers, who support 10 million students. 


Delhi Scales Programme


The Scale programmes focuses on Capacity Building of Teachers and System Transformation of the MCD school system. We work on academic and Institutional reforms for a sustainable public education system that produces positive results in learning.   


Digital Skilling Programme

The Digital-Skilling Programme was introduced to provide Digital Literacy to children from vulnerable communities. Peepul and Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) have collaborated with a mission to set up digital labs and incorporate a curriculum for 21st century digital skills.  


Assessment Reforms Initiative

We have set up a system of assessment to diagnose learning gaps and evaluate impact of the existing practises through the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy focused Development Impact Bond. It aims to assist teachers in framing need-based learning plans to improve student learning outcomes.   

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Mission Education

Mission Education is an initiative by the Ministry of Education to support the lowest performing districts in the country. Peepul will provide focused support to Alirajpur through multiple interventions with a focus on impact assessment of the programme. 

Programme Partners

What people say

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Peepul provides a great example of improving quality of school education through public-private partnership, which is replicable and scalable. They have now also come up with commendable initiatives to grapple with the fallout of COVID 19 which are worthy of emulation. With the New Education Policy's much needed focus on Foundational Literacy, teachers, competency assessments, there is a huge need to focus on implementation. I look forward to Peepul's continued impact by making it happen.

Anil Swarup

Former Secretary, Ministry of Education,Government of India
Founder and Chairman, Nexus of Good


In a very short period of time and in the middle of a very tough situation,  the state government and Peepul have partnered to achieve something that was unthinkable even a few months ago. Our teachers have responded to the training modules with enthusiasm and have shared their ideas and feedback to help us make it even better. We are looking forward to pioneering teacher development together with Peepul.

Rashmi Shami

Principal Secretary, School Education

Government of Madhya Pradesh

News and Media Coverage

Our work and impact have garnered significant media coverage over the years.

A small selection below; head over to our "Media Coverage" section to browse more articles.


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