EDIFY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL… empowerment through education
With an experience of 15+ years in the field of event management, marketing,communications, Public relations and media planning Mrs Chand Budhrani, an avid reader and a traveller is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Edify International School, Pune – an upcoming IB World School catering to all segments of pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher education.
Mrs Budhrani along with her husband Mr.Gautam Budhrani founded Budhrani Knowledge Foundation (BKF) with a vision of providing world class education through schools that offer an international curriculum, and state-of-the-art infrastructure adhering to global standards. On asking her as to why she chose the International Baccalaureate as the curriculum to offer at the upcoming IB school in HinjewadiPune, she says “IB program incarnates a powerful idea, the confidence that education can reshape the way in which the world thinks about itself. Education for the future must be a balanced blend of problem solving and creativity skills empowering students to prepare for a career which doesn’t even prevail today and IB fits the bill immaculately. The IB mission statement itself sums up our decision extremely well: “to encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” As global citizens today its time our education system set aside its rigidity to keep up with the ever changing pace of career demands for our youngsters.
Mrs Budhrani, a lifelong learner herself who has come back to work after a span of 6 years raising 3 children Nawab, Yeashna and Lamha believes that in an age of accelerating change, when even the most sophisticated skills are quickly outdated, the most important skill anyone can learn is the ability to go on learninghence the teachers at Edify will be provided with substantial opportunities to develop professionally leading to the student’s well-being. We will be educating 1000 primary and secondary students anticipating having one teacher for every twelve students. This places enormous emphasis on recruiting, training, and better compensations. We hope that they will become effective role models for other teachers in the Pune region. Our strategy begins with good teaching.
So, how is Edify International School, Pune unique? Apart from IB curriculum and technology driven environment, the school facilities include sports like badminton, football, volleyball and tennis. One of the very few schools boasting of a temperature controlled swimming pool and world class skating rink. We have MAC and Windows driven IT labs for the students. Why are schools so focussed on technology now a days? “As opposed to my school days, the classrooms have become a place of engagement and diversity. Classrooms are sustained by appropriate use of differentiated assessment and applied technology hencethe teacher’s role has become more demanding. Use of differentiated instruction and project based learning are all essential parts of Edify education.
With BLiSS presence in industries like hospitality, IT, hospital management, construction Pan India, Africa and Dubai, does she find time to pursue her passion and hobbies. “Reading helps me keep my mind alert and I personally encourage children to read as it increases their language and reasoning skills. Traveling is something I love and Maldives is my favourite destination. I also enjoy Kenya for the wonderful wildlife and Bhutan for the calmness it brings….
Edify International School is currently accepting applications for the August 2019 session for Foundation Years Program , Early years program and IB Primary years program (Grades 1 – 5) and Middle Years Program ( 6-10).