Making abundant use of public-private-partnerships, Peepul has made significant strides in its efforts to overhaul the image and quality of government school education in India
There had been repeated requests from the founder of Peepul to visit the Municipal Corporation School at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi but I was busy travelling around the country to fathom the nuances and the problems that beset school education in the country after having taken over as Secretary, School Education in 2016. I did finally relent but it took me almost two years to do that. And what an experience it turned out to be. It was indeed a perfect example of the ‘Nexus of Good’. The journey at Peepul began in 2015 when the first exemplar school commenced operations in Delhi as a ‘bright spot’ for excellence in the government system to demonstrate ‘what great looks like’. The exemplar served as a springboard towards realising the potential and possibilities of working with the education system.