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About Us

We work with the government systems to enable high-engagement classrooms, so that children from low income categories learn, explore and have a fulfilling educational journey in the public schools

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 them. As an organization, we aim to be exactly that for our children: a steadfast presence around which they can thrive and learn.

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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 center of everything we do.

Our Values



Kruti Bharucha is the Chief Executive Officer of Peepul. In the initial stage of her career, she has worked in leadership positions at multiple organisations. Her decision to pivot to the education sector was rooted in her experience as a parent. She was concerned that the quality of education in India did not give every child a fair shot at a good life. She realised that the gross socio-economic inequality in our society impacted the ability of parents to mobilise support for their children, and the public education system of India was their only bet to grow out of poverty. That is when she decided to utilise her skillset as an executive to create impact at scale by catalysing the entire public education system.

In 2014, she took small but consistent steps to work closely with the public schools in India under the Exemplar Schools Project. Today, she manages nine programmes spread across Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where more than 10% of our children can hope for better educational outcomes.

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Pioneering approaches to transform educational ecosystems



Nurturing an unbeatable environment to deliver excellence



Putting the child's interest ahead of all others


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