Education and career are not the issues that can be solved by just opening hundreds of schools and colleges around the country and asking students to get enrolled in them. No doubt, many country’s leaders have taken on the mission of opening a certain number of schools in order to promote education. They have also made a target of getting a particular number of students enrolled from their area, but there is a major gap in this initiative. Just enrolling students in a school does not guarantee education to them. Even governments across the world have started programmes to provide perks such as free food and uniforms to the students in order to entice them to get enrolled. Again, these perks can only attract the students to come to school, but can never create their interest in studies. So, here the question arises, what is actually required to make students focus on studies and utilise their studies and educational facilities to brighten their future.
There are many entrepreneurs who are working on the root level problems across the country to promote education and helping the students to understand the real benefit of studies in their career. These entrepreneurs are using different measures to help the students in developing their lives and making them able to make an earning out of their studies. Some of the major areas include career counselling, career understanding, skill development etc.
There are some of the highly effective women entrepreneurs who have dedicated their lives to the cause of promoting education. Some of them are:
Surabhi Dewra is a passionate entrepreneur working in order to solve the root problem of education across the country. She is an ambitious lady who has worked extensively in the field of career counselling. She runs her for profit organisation named CareerGuide.com and works not only for rural children but also caters to the similar needs of urban students. She conducts several seminars, workshops and career counselling sessions in different schools across the country and has also worked in many schools located in rural areas. She has a dream of helping all the students to realise the importance of what they are studying which can further help them in deciding their career. Till now, she has helped thousands of students from different parts of the country.
She is one of the women entrepreneurs who has been working for other women who want to use their education and make their living out of it. She has helped several women who have left their career due to several problems such as maternity and family problems. She has helped them to find a perfect place to reinvent their career. Through her journey, thousands of women have been able to find a work from home kind of job and much more have joined some company according to their potential and skills.
She is an ambitious entrepreneur who is also a Harvard Business School alumna. She has wide experiences and has learnt a lot during interactions. She has been on a team of Hindustan Unilever, she has also worked with McKinsey during which she also remained a part of the initiative Teach for India. This was the period when Talerang was given birth. She met several students and realised that they are not able to purposefully use their education or one can say work-effectiveness was not fully achieved by the students. With the help of one of the professors at HBS, she started a pilot in some colleges and since then, she has not looked back. She has helped several students to realise what they can achieve from their career.
Adrianna Tan is an entrepreneur, traveller, writer and photographer. She has travelled to 120 countries and has learnt a lot from different cultures. She is a fighter for the rights of underprivileged children also. She is currently working and heading three businesses which are successful and helping the community to rise above the norms.
One of them is targeted to improve education among underprivileged girls from different areas of the country. The name of the organisation is The Gyananda Foundation. Under this foundation, she wants to provide opportunities to girl students who needs to be empowered by attaining at least basic education. On her several visits to India, she found that many girls from underprivileged communities don’t even complete their education till 10th since they are married off by their parents. The Gyananda Foundation works with the aim to provide basic education to several girls around the country.
These women entrepreneurs have gone beyond an easy to do career job and have dedicated their lives to the upliftment of education and career system of the country through solving the root problems. These have believed that the problem of education and career can’t be solved by opening more schools but by providing assistance to several students and professionals in getting the maximum benefit of their education. This is the high time when the government can support these initiatives and guide more and more students to take support from these start-ups.
This is a guest post by Aakanksha Aggarwal, Founder, Craft Driven Research.
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