Barefoot Edu Foundation aims to create a movement of empowered educators who make education meaningful for children, now!!! Join in our mission to build Educational Leaders #ForThe21stCentury.
What we Do
Amplifying Existing Leadership
Scaling School Leadership
Who We Are?
We foster an environment for oneself, team members, seniors and stakeholders where ideas, challenges, feedback and expectations can be shared freely and respectfully
We operate from a place of trust (not doubt) in each other. We build trust by sharing and inquiring. We create a two way street of trust with the intention of trusting and the expectation of being trusted upon
We take responsibility for our commitments, we value the opportunities presented to us professionally and personally. We own up to our work, our achievements, our decisions and also to our mistakes
We set bold, ambitious goals and expectations in order to meet our vision. We approach our work and new ideas with openness and optimism. We strive towards setting and achieving high standards for ourselves. We commit to add value to any work that we perform
We respect diverse ideas, mindsets, people and contexts. We strive towards understanding this diversity and engage with it. We strive to make the organization an inclusive space where people feel safe to express this diversity. We carry this respect for diversity to our stakeholders
I had the pleasure of meeting Barefoot Edu shortly after their inception, and I was immediately drawn to their focus on school leadership. As a co-founder and director of Mantra4Change, I appreciate their perseverance and commitment to improving education. Over the years, I have had the honor of working closely with all three co-founders and have been impressed by their learnability, agility, intellect, and bias for action. These qualities have played a crucial role in defining the values and organizational growth of Barefoot Edu.It's remarkable to see how much Barefoot Edu has accomplished in just a few years. Not only have they excelled in their innovative work in Mumbai, but they have also made significant contributions to the idea of school leadership in UP. I am confident that their mission to empower education leaders across the nation will continue to make a positive impact. I wish the team all the best in their future endeavors.
Santosh More, Cofounder and Director, Mantra4Change
As a volunteer with Barefoot Edu, I have seen firsthand the dedication and hard work that everyone on the team puts into every project and activity.Their focus on early childhood education is crucial for setting children on the right path for a bright future. The positive effects of their training for school leaders in underfunded schools, has led to improved learning outcomes for the students. Their commitment to providing sports training and other activities for the children gives them a chance to develop skills and confidence in a safe and nurturing environment.What I admire most about Barefoot is the passion and enthusiasm that their staff brings to everything they do. They give their all to make a difference in the lives of these children, and it shows!.
Charmaine Behl, UX Designer & Partner Solutions, BotBakery
Volunteer since 2021
Barefoot Edu Foundation is a great example of how a seemingly small idea can grow into something so impactful and positive. Subhankar was always passionate about whatever he did and having seen him grow from a TFI Fellow to starting Right Pitch, and now Barefoot gladdens my heart. Complete school transformation is the need of the day and they are on the path to bring about some wonderful, much needed improvement in the low income schools they work with.I am proud of their achievements and have no doubt they will continue to shine. Keep reaching for the stars, Team Barefoot!.
Jyoti Row Kavi, Director - Corporate Communications & Responsibility (2007-2022)
DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain