School Type: Private-low income, Multi-level
Age group: 4-18
Number of students: 800
Year Elected: 2015
The Eklavya System positions every child as both a learner and a teacher – with knowledge not being the sole bastion of adults. Children at Muni International learn not just from the teacher, but also are equipped to seek knowledge from usual and unusual spaces – themselves, their peers, their juniors, and the world outside. This manifests compellingly, with the children demonstrating ability in ways their teachers and parents do not and cannot. For instance, while the founder and the teachers speak very little English, the students of Muni International speak the language fluently. Further, not only do they speak English, but they also speak Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Arabic and Spanish. Muni International introduces these languages to the children at an early age, to help them build the adaptive capacity to thrive in a fast changing, globalized world.
- Muni International introduces a variety of languages to the children at an early age, to help them build the adaptive capacity to thrive in a fast changing, globalized world.
- Student Parliament allows children as young as age 4, to take part in collective decision making.
- Ashok Thakur, the school's founder, is an influential part of a collective of low-income private schools called National Independent Schools Alliance - a powerful network to advocate for and build a voice in policy and regulatory circles.