Learning Pathways: Our Way of Working
Our educational, training, skilling and self-enhancement solutions create learning links throughout life across all age groups, while harnessing knowledge, innovation and technology.
for Lifelong Learning
Our education solutions help bridge the learning gap and support stakeholders in their learning journey. From driving systemic change in schools to designing contextualized solutions that holistically empower students; from implementing robust scalable modules to creating an enabling environment, the local communities are at the heart of everything we do. We move beyond the school syllabus and activate the learning gene for life.
Our Remedial Education program bridges the learning gap in Mathematics and Language to ensure students meet grade level expectations. From serving rural communities in remote Tamil Nadu to tribal communities deep in the interiors of Maharashtra, the program has benefitted students across India. Student attendance has improved and the dropout rate has fallen considerably in the intervention schools.
Health and Wellness
Healthy, active, well-nourished, and happy children are more likely to attend school, be ready to learn and stay engaged in class. Guided by a holistic approach to child development, we leverage enablers such as health, hygiene, socio-emotional well-being and physical ﬁtness to support a desired change in student learning.
Whole School Transformation
The Whole School Transformation program empowers schools to be places of reason, imagination and interest by improving the entire school system. Anchored in excellence and inclusion, it builds capacity through professional learning and active mentoring to ensure students develop their social and emotional skills.
Technology not only drives and accelerates, but also deepens our learning. We see innovation as a key building block to stimulate on-ground change and empower the youth to design solutions. Our programs recognise and respond to emerging skill shifts in multiple sectors and place emphasis on creativity, critical thinking, decision making and complex information processing.
Tinkering and Computer Science Labs
We recognize that tinkering as a learning approach excels in interweaving disciplines and providing individualized learning opportunities. Our Tinkering program engages students to explore STEM concepts, practices and phenomena. It inspires students to take intellectual risks, design unique projects and offer innovative connections to real-world problems.
The Digital Literacy program builds 21st-century skills related to the effective and appropriate use of technology. Students learn to use cognitive and technology skills to find, evaluate, create, and communicate. The program envisions students as digitally literate and responsible creators and consumers of digital content.
STEAM Labs is a comprehensive change initiative that guides a student’s inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. In specially designed labs equipped with technology resources, learners are encouraged to use an Inquiry-based learning approach and build their own understanding of concepts. The STEAM Labs create imaginative and open-ended STEM-rich experiences in during-school and after-school settings.
Collaboration with purpose always wins the day. We partner closely with a diverse range of institutions and organisations to address critical issues in education. We play our part as a trusted advisor on education strategy development and systemic change by advocating reforms in practices and policies.
Over the past decades, Learning Links has addressed some of the toughest challenges in the education ecosystem. The best practices we advocate have emerged from on-ground insights, data-driven approach and strategic implementation of programs across diverse geographies. Our advocacy initiatives serve as a catalyst for nonprofits, government bodies and other institutions to respond to factors that can influence policy and outcomes.
Our strategic consultation provides accurate information on the issues that matter in the education ecosystem and assists influencing bodies to guide change. Learning Links' expertise in education is recognized and respected across the globe. This includes our representation at the highly reputed CII Education Council, OECD netFWD, Oxford Symposium, and UNESCO. In addition, we also work closely with donors to help them design programs, identify a target audience, and plan interventions that enable them to achieve their CSR goals.
Collaborating directly with government bodies can bring about rapid and effective changes. One of our biggest strengths is the strong partnerships forged with state governments across the country that allow us to make our voice heard where it matters. From the National Education Policy to ICT in Education Policy; from NCERT, AICTE to NCTE, our inputs have guided reforms and practices.
Research and Evaluation
Design and implementation of programs at Learning Links is governed by data-driven decision-making. In addition to third party evaluation, our in-house research and evaluation includes review and analysis of data to identify areas of improvement and build agility in response.
Entrepreneurial acumen is essential to drive self-reliance and economic growth. We facilitate personalized skill development initiatives and build job-readiness to maximize every person’s potential. We recognise that educators are central to unlocking the links of learning. Our initiatives also focus on enhancing their capability and capacity as performing educators in their communities.
The Employability Skills initiatives enhance an individual’s ability to secure a job, retain employment and create a pipeline of competent workforce for the nation. These initiatives focus on building employability skills as defined by the ILO framework: learning to learn; communication; teamwork; problem-solving. They are designed for youth in colleges, unemployed youth and young professionals seeking employment.
The Financial Literacy program promotes financial inclusion by creating awareness on financial planning and management among the most socio-economically vulnerable sections of the society. Participants learn the essentials of making informed choices and taking effective decisions with respect to their personal finances.
Educator Professional Development
Need-aligned professional development for educators empowers them to lead change and transform teaching. We support school leaders and educators in increasing their creativity, productivity and effectiveness to enhance the quality of learning. Capacity building is supported by in-class observation and mentoring to ensure result-oriented application of professional learning.
Our entrepreneurship program provides youth from low-income households with an opportunity to gain economic independence. Participants are trained in basics of business planning and mentored to create a strong business case that can obtain funding. The program develops capacity in youth to identify opportunities, address issues at local levels and act as key agents for economic development.