We believe, that our path to true scale and impact lies in working with and within existing school systems. Our first in-school learning centers were made possible through the generous support of the Rotary Club of Madras East at the Chennai Corporation Schools. In Chennai, our pilot study allowed us to educate 150 students – 100 in conventional lecture-based tutoring and 50 in an Avanti Learning Center. Students at Avanti’s Learning Center had 20% higher attendance and lower attrition, and showed distinct learning gains in a short period of 6 months.
Based on this work, the Corporation is working with us to scale the program across all Chennai corporation schools in 2013. Our second in-school learning centres were established with the cooperation and support of the Central Tibetan Administration Department of Education. Today, we manage three centres in Tibetan schools, with more to be set up in the coming years.
Learn more about our pedagogy to find out what makes Avanti’s approach truly innovative.