India's education system is considered among the world's worst, with more than a third of its students dropping out before graduating from high school, Quartz reports.
Now, a group of Indian entrepreneurs is trying to change that.
The Young Indian Philanthropic Pledge, a platform that brings together new-age philanthropists, recently partnered with the government of Karnataka to transform 105 schools and adjoining anganwadis as "model schools" by 2025.
As part of the project, the YIPP will get leading edtech companies to set up smart class rooms, as well as come up with techniques to improve enrollment and retention of students (especially in middle and high school which has maximum drop-outs), by building capacities of teachers, augmenting physical and digital school infrastructure, and employment readiness skills.
"A lot of them (especially girls) drop out due to lack of basic amenities in school such as toilets," Prashanth Prakash, one of the YIPP's co-founders, tells Quartz.
"We will bring in flexibility where students can choose the areas they want to specialize in, we are helping them choose their focus area."
Prakash adds, "From enrollment to involving school communities and from capacity building of teachers to career guidance, can we experiment in 100 schools Read the Entire Article
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