The English Master Talking About the Education System

Education System, Technology and education, English literacy, English reading skills

Entrepreneur magazine (October 2019 issue) features Sanjay Gupta, CEO, EnglishHelper. The article highlights Sanjay’s journey as an entrepreneur. Sanjay commenced his career in Finance and over the years has worked in a variety of industries across the globe.

In 2010, Sanjay gave up his job as Head of American Express with a desire to ‘give back’ to society. He decided to focus his energy on education. Sanjay says, “I was biased towards technology since I had formerly worked with Motorola many years ago when there were literally no phones in India. Given the scale and size of the problem with our education system, I felt the need to leverage technology at the earliest.”

The article underscores the massive leap EnglishHelper has made over the past few years. By the end of 2020, Sanjay expects that EnglishHelper, through its RightToRead initiative, will have a footprint that spreads across 100,000 schools, reaching almost 20 million students.

Sanjay says, “we have also launched a program called ‘EnglishBolo’, aimed at low income youth and adults to help them speak English. We offer them live, video-based teacher classes at an extremely affordable price.”

Sanjay believes that the government education system is not functioning well. There is a massive literacy, numeracy and education crisis. To be successful requires real commitment, perseverance and the ability to keep going despite all odds.

The original article has been published in the October 2019 issue of Entrepreneur magazine.

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