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 four programmes in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh

Exemplar Schools, 
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MCD Sitara,
CM Rise,
Madhya Pradesh
MCD Parivartan,

Exemplar Schools, Delhi

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 ~1200 students across three exemplar partnership schools, with 85% of student meeting/exceeding grade-level expectations. These schools are beacons of excellence in the government system.


Annual attendance

increased from 40% to 75%


Students meeting or exceeding minimum grade-level expectations


Parent-teacher meeting


From 9 students in 1 school in 2015, we now have 1200 students across 3 schools

Learning Outcomes

Parental Involvement



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MCD Sitara, Delhi

Distilling the ‘secret sauce’ from the schools, we are supporting the teacher capacity building of 2,800 teachers across ~200 Delhi primary schools over a 4 year programme. In the first 2 years, our “bite-sized trainings and coaching” model has shown impact: 90% of teachers trained were implementing best-practice teaching techniques in their classrooms, with 75% actively engaging their students and using interactive techniques to support children’s learning.​

Intensively trained and developed​


Government Teachers



To improve learning outcomes of 


School Students



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CM Rise, 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. The CM Rise Digital Teacher Training has been setting standards and breaking records,  with 350,000+ enrolments and 90%+ completion rates in the first 3 months.​

Supporting and Developing 


Government Teachers


Schools in the state

To improve learning outcomes of 


School Students



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MCD Parivartan, Delhi


We have partnered with Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for a three-year long programme with the objective of strengthening the MCD school system. It aims to improve student learning outcomes in the MCD system through academic, administrative and institutional reforms to bring about a sustained change in student learning outcomes.​




Government Teachers


School Students

Working with


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.