EduCluster Finland (ECF) is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with Goenka Global Education to co-create a Finnish International School in Pune, the second-largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai. The Kindergarten to Grade 5 school is set to launch in summer 2020, and reflects a strategic response to the increasing demand for international schools in India. The pioneering school, which will synergise world-famous Finnish pedagogical practices with local standards, culture, and educational philosophy, is expected to be the first of many in the region.
ECF’s CEO Mr Jyrki Saarivaara together with the CEO of Goenka Inc. Mr Shashank Goenka agreed to the new partnership in July.
‘We at EduCluster Finland are delighted to announce our new partnership with Goenka Global Education and look forward to adding new Finnish International schools to the partnership in the coming months. Both companies have a strong track record in bringing the best possible education to the local market. ECF’s experience in contextualising Finnish practices for use overseas and Goenka’s strong footprint in all levels of education in India, make for a fabulous partnership.’ said Mr Jyrki Saarivaara, CEO of Educluster Finland.
Goenka Inc’s CEO Mr Shashank Goenka stated, ‘our recent agreement with EduCluster Finland to establish the Finnish International School in Pune, is an important starting point. Our first school together will be a state-of-the-art school in Pune, where we are delighted to be synergising Finnish best practices with our own Indian educational approaches. We see this as an opportunity to take a big step forward in improving the education situation locally and introducing an internationally advanced education system in India.’
Established in 2010, EduCluster Finland Ltd engages in global operations pioneering expertise over the entire Finnish educational spectrum. ECF co-develops leading-edge educational solutions with its three owners: the University of Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, and Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia. ECF has partnered with several education providers across the globe and has operated fast-growing Qatar–Finland International School since its foundation in 2014. It currently operates or co-operates with four Finnish International Schools overseas.
Goenka Global Education is a leading education provider in India, offering educational opportunities from Kindergarten through to University level programmes. It is an enterprise, which is committed to offering holistic and transformative education through innovative and experimental learning environments.