I was more than impressed by Prerna Jhunjhunwala‘s commitment to making education accessible to the masses.  Prerna is the Founder of Little Paddington – a highly acclaimed preschool in Singapore and Creative Galileo – a new-age Ed-Tech start-up transforming early learning globally for children from three to ten years.  Creative Galileo aims to accelerate a child’s development of early literacy through narrative videos, gamification, and personalised learning journeys.
 
Some of the topics that Prerna discussed:
  • Most of Prerna’s childhood was spent in third-tier cities and small villages
  • She was in the factory every day as a 10 to 12-year-old and the workers would ask her to teach their children English and Math
  • How and why educating others became so important to her
  • Realizing at a young age that access to education was a privilege
  • Starting Little Paddington Preschool when she was 24
  • The reason for founding Creative Galileo
  • Understanding the importance of the teacher for 3 to 10-year-olds
  • Licensing the most popular characters in India and how those characters keep the students engaged
  • The six learning domains
  • Creative Galileo’s recently announced capital raise and how she expects to deploy it
  • The CXXO Program at Kalaari Capital
Other titles we considered for this episode:
  1. It Was Foolish Courage
  2. I Enjoy the Execution Bit of It
  3. When You See the Things You Imagined Happen
  4. Screen Time Is Inevitable Today

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