Mumbai: Podar Learn School (PLS), the best education franchise in India which provides complete all-round assistance in setting up new schools has signed up additional five franchisees in the quarter of April to June 2021 across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh states. Through its education franchise based model, Podar Learn School is supporting the vision of education entrepreneurs in rural India. Extending the perks of its path-breaking educational services to central, southern and Western India, the three new franchisees in Madhya Pradesh are Naveen Podar Learn School (Parasia, Chhindwara), Naveen Podar Learn School (Chaurai, Chhindwara) and Pawansut Podar Learn School (Chinora, Chandrapur) and one in Karnataka – Poste Podar Learn School (Benakanalli, Bidar) and Munde’s Podar Learn School (Salegaon, Beed) in Maharashtra.
With the goal of improving the quality of education and operations in CBSE/ICSE schools, Podar Learn School has continued to expand its geographical presence despite the several months of lockdown due to COVID 19. With the 5 new franchisees on board, the initiative now has a network of 36 schools across the country . Podar Learn School model has already begun to yield results with not only a substantial number of students enrolled so far but also franchisees setting up multiple schools in different towns such as Naveen Podar Learn School and Poste Podar Learn School and Bordikar’s Podar Learn School taking up two franchisees each. The geographical spread of this network is predominantly in Tier 2 cities, small towns, and semi-rural areas, reflecting the initiative’s endeavour to deliver and make quality education accessible to children at the grassroots level.
Mr. Harsh Podar, Director, Podar Education Network said, “Signing up of new franchisees during these difficult times is a demonstration of not only our market leadership but also showcases the huge requirement for quality education in rural India. It’s heartening to receive such an overwhelming response to the Podar Learn School franchise concept. At a time when the country is aiming to make robust moves towards a more educated and skilled youth, students in rural schools often suffer due to inadequate infrastructure, teaching resources, and approaches. Bridging this gap, Podar Learn School, a pioneer, is paving the way to make high-quality education accessible to students all across rural and semi-urban India. It is also important to note that rural edupreneurs are seizing this lucrative opportunity whole heartedly. Podar Learn School is generating growth opportunities for social entrepreneurship and employment for the local population.”
Mr. Podar further added that, “It is a win-win situation for all, as the towns benefit on multiple levels. There’s a rise in employment – not only for teachers, but also for school administration staff, bus drivers, providers of school stationery and other ancillary businesses. The semi-urban/ rural towns are attracting well qualified and learned teachers and educators to come and settle in the town. Students from all strata and communities are now able to access good quality education in their own town without requiring to go to the city.”
The establishment and operation of a school require funding, infrastructure installation and maintenance, meticulous recruitment, financial planning, and operational and marketing expertise, to begin with. Podar Learn School helps the franchisee with branding, quality control, consistency, and long-term viability. Given the multitude of factors essential for its successful functioning, PLS provides the necessary 360-degree support to the franchisee school.
Podar Learn School has had an indisputable impact in rural India, not only in benefiting children by offering a pleasant and extensive learning environment, but also by facilitating livelihood through a plethora of opportunities. Podar Learn School recognises that the development of rural areas is critical to the country’s long-term success. Thus, efforts are being made to ensure that every child is treated equally and has equal access to a good education.