Breakout : Successful Models for Early Childhood Education

Event Details
  • September 14th, Thursday, 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Rathish Balakrishnan

Rathish Balakrishnan

Co-founder and Partner, Operations and Products Sattva Media and Consulting Pvt. Ltd

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Session Description

The quality of education in the early years of life has been proven to have some of the most profound effects on the future potential of students and there are over 75 million children in this age range in India. From higher retention and lower dropout rates, to substantially improved standardised test scores, and resilience against social exclusion, exploitation, and child labour, early childhood education (ECE) has the power to transform the future of the standard education in India.

This session will cover the innovations and best practices that are being seen in ECE and the role social investing can play in positively impacting children at scale.

Key Takeaways:

  1. How do we build capacity in government/private institutions to enrol and deliver ECE to all children?
  2. What does systemic change mean in the context of ECE? How can stakeholders such as government, investors, and implementation partners collaborate for systemic change?
  3. How does social investing help in building capacity, scaling, and replicating promising ECE trends?

Deal Share Live

At this Summit, we would incorporate the sharing of two Deal Share Live participants in each breakout session.



These are Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs) listed on the Deal Share Platform, and will lend their perspectives on how they are working with resource providers to create social impact through their implementation work on the ground. Integrating the Deal Share Live into each breakout session would create a more robust discussion in examining what might have worked, what didn’t and what’s next; in relation to what the panel is sharing.


  • Siddhi Lad

    Siddhi Lad

    Head - Corporate Social Responsibility Operations Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd.

  • Kamal Gaur

    Kamal Gaur

    Technical Education Advisor Save the Children

  • Anshu Dewan

    Anshu Dewan

    Senior Vice President Dharampal Satyapal Ltd

AVPN India Summit 2017 Highlights

  • Summit Attendees 258
  • Speakers 58
  • Deal Share Live Participants 9
  • Education Report Launched 1