India’s public education system often struggles to enable the teacher or create a meaningful teacher-student interaction. Typically, it offers neither a conducive environment for teaching, nor enough resources, nor avenues for pedagogical development.
That’s why we exist.
At Peepul, we believe that creating an
environment for meaningful student teacher interactions, is key to transforming the system.
To transform learning in government schools, so that children of the poorest of the poor are given an excellent, holistic education
We dream of a world where every child is enabled and supported to reach their potential
What’s in our name?
Our organization is named after the Peepul tree, which holds great significance in Indian culture. Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment under a Peepul tree. Perhaps because of this reason, it is considered the tree of wisdom and its shade has served -and still does in some regions - as a setting for open classrooms.
Peepul trees have deep roots and foster a nourishing environment around themselves. As an organization, we aim to be exactly that for our children: a steadfast presence around which they can thrive and learn.
We believe it is fitting that our name resembles "people", considering we are a people-centric and people-first organization that empowers teachers to transform classroom learning and puts children's interests at the centre of everything we do.
All our actions are driven by what is best for the children we work for.
Kruti Bharucha has 20 years of experience in various leadership and management roles in the education, management consulting and advisory sectors as well as with multilateral institutions.
She is Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Peepul providing strategic direction and vision for India operations, managing the portfolio of programmes and identifying innovations and partnerships that will lead to significant improvement in learning outcomes in government schools.
Peepul was previously known as Ark India and was spun-off into a fully India-based entity in 2017.