FinlandWay® Schools is bringing Finnish early childhood education to India with Garodia International Learning Centre in Mumbai, a part of the long-standing Garodia Education Group.
The unit in Mumbai will be the first of at least three FinlandWay® Schools in the city, with the remaining units set to open within the next two years.
India’s Union Cabinet approved its New Education Policy in July 2020 and the new policy brings national standards, values and ideology of early childhood education close to those of Finland. As a result, families will see early education as an integral part of the learning pathway and will be seeking for high quality early childhood education.
Cooperation based on shared values
The cooperation between Garodia and FinlandWay® is based on shared values where the child is placed at the centre of learning. Garodia Education has for a long time operated with a holistic and child centred approach, where the children are valued as individuals and the school’s safe learning environment is supporting children’s growth and development into active agents.
“We are very happy about our new partnership with Garodia Education, a team of well-established, dedicated and leading educators who are aligned with our values”, says FinlandWay®’s Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Ms Noora Laitio.
“It is exciting to be entering the Indian market with such an experienced partner with a multi-unit growth map. Bringing in FinlandWay® at this moment coincides with the country’s new National Education Policy and we can set a great leading example of child-centred, innovative, science-based early education from the start.”
FinlandWay® Schools is a leading research-based high-quality Early Education franchise system from Finland designed by education and impact experts from leading universities. Already present in three continents and in five languages, It focuses on bringing scalable and accessible quality solutions to fast-growing markets around the world.
FinlandWay® packages the most comprehensive early education solution from Finland, including daily lesson plans based on Finland’s world-leading early education curriculum, an extensive teacher training programme, Nordic school design, technology to support monitoring and reporting and ongoing support from its expert team.
FinlandWay® Schools is a selected certified member of Education Finland, the export platform of the Finnish National Education Agency (Ministry of Education).
About Garodia Education
In 1969, Parmeshwari Devi Gordhandas Garodia set up a small school with seven students in a garage in the newly developing neighborhood of Garodia Nagar. The vision was to create an English medium school serving the community.
From this small acorn Garodia Education has grown into a major provider of quality education within Mumbai and regionally becoming a recognised trend setter and innovator in the education field. Over 3000 students are delighted to be part of the Garodia family, with a highly ranked Indian Board School, specialist Music and Sports colleges, a series of Pre-School establishments and a state-of-the-art world class international school, offering the challenging Cambridge and International Baccalaureate curriculums.
There is also a Teacher Training College and a US degree programme offered within the group. ‘Quality, safety and student centered’ are keywords that guide Garodia Education, bringing genuine opportunities for our community to have access to the very best global opportunities. https://garodiaeducation.com
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