Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd., founded by Lina Ashar in 1993, commemorated the completion of 25 years in the Education industry at a celebratory event at The Lalit, Mumbai, onthe evening of 23rd June. To celebrate this memorable milestone, the event was centered on two of the most important elements of the Franchise – their students and partners – via performances by children of Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High International School and awards over various categories, for their partners.

Ms. LinaAshar, a global pioneer in the field of Entrepreneurship and Education, took the gathering through a nostalgic journey of how KKEL, as a franchise, has bloomed and expanded from a single-room preschool to 100+ preschools and schools across India, Maldives, Dubai and Middle East, along with further national and international expansion(s) in the pipeline.

The performances by the students of KK and BHIS were loved and enjoyed by the attendees. Amongst the awardees were partners from Billabong High International School Bhopal, Noida, Hyderabad and Kanpur won awards for the categories of Best School Partner for ‘Culture and Philosophy’, ‘Embracing inclusion’, ‘Diligence in education’ and ‘Legacy and Overall Excellence’ respectively.

Kangaroo Kids International Preschool also had several winning partners such as Kangaroo Kids Maldives, Banjara Hills (Hyderabad) and Chord Road, Bengaluru, who received awards for the categories of Best Preschool Partner for ‘Educational Transformation’, ‘Legacy and overall Excellence’ and ‘Diligence in Execution’ respectively.

Also, Drum Café wowed the gathering with their interactive and participative drumming session which involved the entire audience creating music with the help of drums.

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According to Lina Ashar, change is always uncomfortable in the first place but with the observance and engagement during the process and outcome, the love for KKEL’s new identities continues to grow manifold.

“It has truly been a rollercoaster journey and needless to say, we’re all very proud of having accomplished so much and reached so far, with many more milestones to cover and move beyond. The event was a grand success and we celebrated all those who have been a part of our Organization. It is our constant endeavor to provide the best quality of education, both theoretical and practical knowledge, for our children. As an organization, KKEL is one of India’s leading players in the Education Industry, for which we have our students, parents, staff and partners to thank for” said Lina Ashar

Speaking about their future plans, Seshasai KVS, CEO of KKEL, said that KKEL was looking to expand rapidly to strengthen its leadership position in the education sector with franchise preschools and partner K12 schools across India and international geographies.  “We’re looking to increase the reach of our quality education so as to ensure that more and more children get a strong platform right from the beginning of their educational journey. We have also begun to integrate Technology in our schools on a larger scale with the Skippytech pre-school app and the Billabox learning management system for our Grade1-8 children, so that our children can use it to enhance their capabilitiesand learn at their own pace. Our new identities also signify a rethink– not just superficial but from deep within, of who we are, as an Organization and what value we will deliver to our children, parents and partners in the coming years,” he said.