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In Conversation with Manmohan Singh, Co-Founder, and Director of Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) and Director - Piramal Foundation

By auther pic. CSRBOX

June 26, 2020

Manmohan Singh holds a postgraduate diploma in Conflict Analysis and Peace-Building from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, and is currently working as Program Director at KEF (Kaivalya Education Foundation). Singh is among the founding members of the Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF), which is a social change organization committed to transforming quality public education in India by providing leadership training to school principals. Singh heads the Government Partnerships, District Transformation Program and State Transformation Program and these programs aim to improve learning levels of one million underprivileged children in the next three to five years, in different parts of the country.

 

He has an experience of working in Public Health and Public Education systems, through his previous work with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and MSDF, Pratham, Rotary & Red Cross. He has over 15 years of experience in areas ranging from leadership development, systemic change, start-ups to large-scale transformation projects.

 

Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) is a social change organization working in the field of education in India. KEF's intervention started in 2008 with the focus to transform the quality of education in public schools by providing leadership training to school principals.

 

In this interview with Deepak Nanda from CSRBOX, he talks about the following:

 

1. Can you tell us about the working of Piramal Foundation, Kaivalaya Education and Gandhi Fellowship and how each of these three work towards betterment of education?

 

2. You have been in the education space for decades and have been working on large canvas through government collaboration, what do you think are a few big challenges in India's primary education system and what are a few bright spots that give you the motivation to bring the change?

 

3. What is your view of adopting technology in the education system, esp. primary and secondary education?

 

4. What are the key interventions that you are currently focusing on and how do you see COVID19 impacting them?

 

5. What would be your advice for CSR and donor agencies on investing in education?

 

6. Your advice to NGOs and social enterprises trying to address India's education problems?

 


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