About ISEY 2020

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Under normal circumstances.

Today’s children are facing both challenges and opportunities that were unheard of even a couple of decades ago. Currently, more children are out of school than ever, confined within the safety of their homes, and with some of their basic rights under threat. But, on the other hand, we are witnessing the tipping point of online education with the explosion of mobile and digital technology, especially in a country like India which has skipped an entire generation of technology. We are nurturing a breed of independent thinkers while we navigate the blurring lines between work and life, as we know it.

As a nation, we’ve come a long way in providing a conducive environment for the development of children, especially in their early years. As per the census of 2011, children between 0-6 years constitute 158 mn in the population. In 2013, the Government of India also approved the National Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Policy. With million fewer children out-of-school, India’s growth over the last two decades has contributed phenomenally to global human development.

Such unique times call for the coming together of policymakers, educators and caregivers to build a better tomorrow for the world’s children. This is exactly what we are trying to inspire, in our own, small way. Our goal is to spark conversations for change. We envision our platform to host solution-oriented discussions to influence a grass-root shift in policy, services, and importantly, attitudes. Our message is one of hope – to leverage the agency of enablers: technology, experts, and purpose-driven mindset to protect our most valuable assets – our children