We believe that every model school is built upon a foundation of confident, empowered teachers and school leaders. We are driven to provide valuable training and coaching for teachers, school leaders and parents across the country.



The objective of our program is to develop model schools that have a reputation for high teacher performance and motivation, rigorous student learning and strong parent engagement.


Ignite! is a unique teacher training and school strengthening program that spans for 2 years. We work with teachers, school leaders and parents through multiple interventions. We aim to strengthen the knowledge and skills of educators and work on bringing innovative practices to schools.


Best Practices Workshop

Built by and for teachers and school leaders, our workshops focus on knowledge improvement and skills. We take international best practices and customise them to the local context.

In-Person Coaching

We continue our engagement with educators through in-person observations and feedback on a regular basis, followed by a documented plan of action to ensure the implementation of our training.

In-Person Motivation Sessions

We hold motivational sessions, celebration events and city conferences to encourage our educators to continue building on their learning and experiences.

Continuous Digital Follow Up

We sustain engagement by weekly digital follow-ups with educators through their teaching and learning journey.

Teacher Profiles

We create customised profiles for each teacher based on training and class performance. This includes a documentation of strengths and areas of development that will assist the teachers going forward.

Parent Engagement

We conduct workshops to help educators involve and inspire parents to engage in strengthening the school and the learning outcomes for their children.

Progress Reports

We aggregate and present school progress reports for the school leaders and engage in strategic discussions to decide next steps for the school.


For Teachers

Greater ability to engage students, effectively plan and teach in classrooms and stay motivated

For Students

Improved behaviour, increased participation and better learning

For Schools

Embedding best practices in the school and bringing together different stakeholders as a united entity

For Parents

Increased and meaningful engagement with the school


As of July 2017

Educators Impacted
Students Impacted
Teacher Satisfaction Ratings
School Renewal Rates

Teacher Performance Comparison (2017)

As measured by an independent external entity: Gray Matters India

Teacher Performance Comparison (2017)

As of 2017, we have partnered with 93 schools across Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Students are now having fun while learning. They ask me to stay back and teach for longer. Behaviour is much better as they are more aware and competitive to get higher points on the behaviour tracker. Based on the training I taught our class the values respect and teamwork. I found the students suddenly getting together to clean the classroom. I think that is because they want to show those values in class.


Teacher, Dayasagar High School, Mumbai

Most of our teachers have shown progress through their classroom teaching as well as in their enthusiasm level as a teacher. They have witnessed their own growth and hence they are motivated to stay committed with the school.


Head of Academic Operations, SEED Edu Corp, Hyderabad


We started in 2012 by opening a school for children from low-income communities in Mumbai. Our experience in running the school led us to further understand the value that high-quality teaching can bring to a child’s learning in school. The urgency for having more confident and empowered teachers and school leaders across schools in India led us to build customized workshops around teacher training and school strengthening.

Our team has a combined experience of more that 50 years in the education sector in various roles like Teaching and Training, Curriculum and Assessment Development, Partnership Outreach and Government & Community Relations.

From 2017 to 2021 we aim to impact 11,000 educators, 500 schools and 4,00,000 students.

Core Team

Gaurav Singh

Gaurav Singh

Founder and CEO

Nandita Shetty

Nandita Shetty

Director of People

Board and Advisors

Ashish Dhawan

Founder & Chairman of Central Square Foundation

Kunal Shroff

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at ChrysCapital

Mallika Singh

Former Director, Investments at Omidyar Network

Fiona Reynolds

Head of Programs, American School of Bombay

Jaya George

Head of Programs, Christel House India

Mona Seervai

Former Principal, Bombay International School

Urvashi Sahni

CEO, Study Hall

Wendy Kopp

CEO, Teach for All


Central Square Foundation
Motivation For Excellence
The Great Eastern CSR Foundation
HDFC Realty
Tata Power



We are a team that is driven to raise the bar of teaching in India. Reach out to us if you share our passion and resonate with our vision.

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We aim to strengthen schools to effectively impart quality education to all children. Help us reach our goals by contributing to our programs.



Our program is customized to your school’s needs. Partner with us to further strengthen your school management team and teachers.


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