With its origin in Delhi/NCR, Sanfort started its journey in 2009 and has succeeded well with its nearly 90 branches spread across the country. S K Rathor, Director, Sanfort Group of Schools talks to Akanki Sharma & Bhawna Satsangi of Elets News Network (ENN) about how the institution is planning to provide quality education to every child in the country
What is the vision of Sanfort as far as quality education is concerned?
We started Sanfort in 2009 with a vision to provide quality education to every child of the country. We began with our first branch in Delhi/NCR and now have nearly 90 branches across the country. Moreover, we don’t wish to be confined only to the big cities like Delhi, Bangalore and other metros. Our vision also involves reaching to the small towns.
What expansion plans do you have for Sanfort?
We started with a playschool and now we have primary schools as well. This shows that we are not stuck to the preschool education only. Our vision is to first create a chain of playschools and then move forward to the primary school and to the K-12 schools later. We have already started primary schools and our target is to reach all the cities of the country with playschools first, then primary schools and finally the K-12 schools.
Are you also looking forward to open your branches in tier-II and III cities?
We have already marked our presence in tier-II and III cities. Our branches are in small towns like Aligarh, Meerut and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, Bijapur and Gulbarga in Karnataka.
What initiatives Sanfort is taking to bring quality education so that the foundation years of the children become strong?
When we go to tier-II and III cities, there is a huge gap in the quality and we need to train the teachers first for which we have our own technology platforms. The process involves training the teachers first. So, the focus is more on the quality of teachers in tier-II and III cities for a better delivery of quality education to the children of small towns also.
How did you find the World Education Summit (WES) 2015 as a platform for Sanfort to participate and what are the takeaways?
World Education Summit is a very good and informative platform. One had the opportunity to meet, interact and share the vision with people from different countries, along with getting a lot of information. One also came to know what people of Dubai are expecting from early education and what kind of education system is there in other countries and states. So, WES is a very good interactive platform Elets Technomedia has created. It deserves appreciation for taking such an initiative.