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Unominds Addressing Voids that can Shape India’s Preschool Space!
With the vision of “Making Education Accessible to All”, Unominds is redefining education for teachers and creating an effective ecosystem in preschool education space. Unominds Pvt. Ltd is grateful to IAA for acknowledging its aims and deeming it with the award of “Most Promising Startup”. Unominds team are instrumental in bridging educational and employment void by creating skilled work force of more than 100,000 individuals across various geographies.
Unominds’ extensive research programme has identified two eminent voids that are a hindrance to the country’s growth and its widening can have macroscopic effects on the country’s GDP. Based on our quantitative analysis, which helped us identify Void 1, currently 110 million children in India are eligible for preschool education (0–6 years). These years of preschool education are a vital stage of development of an individual’s overall growth and, if not addressed properly, will produce a domino effect of creating an unskilled and unemployable youth workforce. To make matters worse, only 40% of those children have limited access to the country’s 70,000 preschool institutions, with an average of 650 students per preschool, a sight we are still yet to witness in the country. It is just not the accessibility gap, the quality of education is an even more daunting scenario. Aser’s Survey of 2018 states that 42.7% of Grade One students can’t recognise the 26 alphabets while 35.7% replicate the same incompetency for numbers 1-9. Unominds aim to establish a more precise, sufficient, and efficient preschool setup and skilled teachers, eventually discipline the preschool setups by eradicating the state of compromise between learning deficit and supply deficit at various levels of the country’s education system.
A skilled, knowledgeable, relevant teacher with good subject matter expertise (SME), and a resourceful preschool setup will boost the preschool setup. Unfortunately, India’s employment rate is at a staggering low and the available work force is highly unskilled and is solely driven by the narrowed vision of only ascertaining earnings and not upgrading skills, which basically summarises the VOID 2. With no intent to overstate the term “women’s empowerment”; rather, Unominds intend is to create a nurturing ecosystem and provide already passionate women with the right tools and training to increase women’s employability, which is currently at 27%.
Unominds current strategy for filling the two voids is to expand on our previous strategy of upskilling the unemployed and assisting those who want to open their own preschool. The same is done by arming them with our entrepreneurship and training program. Unominds team are in talks with various MNCs and NGOs who will help us with digitalization and change things from the grass-root levels of India.