On November 10th, Mr Sukhia was invited to visit Kunskapsskolan in Gurgaon, India by Mr Peje Emilsson, founder and Chairman of Kunskapsskolan (translates from Swedish to Knowledge School. Also participating was the founder and CEO of successful Swedish tech firm Truecaller, Mr Alan Mamedi, and Board member of medtech firm Diaverum, Annette Kumlien. Kunskapsskolan has 4 schools in India and are about to open its 5th school shortly.
“Parents did have an issue in the beginning with no school books, but gradually came around and are loving it now”, says Kunal Bhadoo, CEO Kunskapsskolan India.
“The school is rather revolutionary in it’s teaching methodology, especially in India, where the system is rather rigid and strict. It gives a lot of focus to individual students and their progress, while adhering to the governments’ set curriculum. I could see a confidence and openness in the children, which was amazing. One can really see the two cultures, Indian and Swedish, respect for schooling/teachers and towards the individual respectively, merge beautifully here through Kunskapsskolan” Says Robin Sukhia
Mr Sukhia was in India where Sweden-India Business Council, together with Confederation of Indian Industry arranged as Secretariats, the first meeting of the India Sweden Business Leaders Roundtable -SIBLRT, where the Swedish side consists of the leaders of the 35 biggest companies in Sweden. “Skill India” is one of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s main focuses and a topic for the SIBLERT forum.