SIP Academy is a coaching institute where over 9.5 lakhs children studies it started in 2003, and today it is present in 22 states, 14 countries including India. The Managing Director of the company is Dinesh Victor. He is an Alumni of IIT Mumbai and IIM Ahemdabad, Dinesh started his entrepreneur journey with SIP Academy India after a career that included a stint in a standard chartered bank. SIP Academy India Pvt Ltd. is a child skill development company, they run two key internationally accredited programs, one is SIP Abacus and the second is Globatart.
At SIP Academy, between SIP Abacus and Globalart, they have over 850 franchise business partners. They are spread across India, with a presence in 22 states, with one or more centers under them. SIP Academy have been awarded The best coaching institute in skill development for children in India by worldwide achievers at Asia Education Summit 2015 and not only this they have shown us an example of women empowerment, as we all know how pandemic affected many people’s lives especially Women in society as entrepreneurs have always faced the challenge of balancing work and home.
During the pandemic, the challenges of managing work and home multiplied many folds due to the health scare of the pandemic coupled with the economic uncertainty that many households had to face. In many households, the primary wage earner who in most cases were the men of the house were faced with reduced incomes or worse still, complete loss of income from job loss. Many women had to step up to the challenge of reinventing themselves – from being a support to their husband to being an equal partner in managing the future of their families. And to top all of that the greatest challenge they faced was before March 2020 no one has ever done teaching online! At SIP Academy, between SIP abacus and Globalart, They have over 850 franchisee business partners - 95% of whom are women.
They are spread across India – with a presence in 22 states, with one or more centers under them. Our course instructors are all women – a total of over 4000 instructors across India, who teach the two courses of SIP Abacus and Globalart. Their business partners and the course instructors have been an integral part of our journey with many of them have been with them for over 15 years. As a corporate, it envigored them into action – to pivot from an offline-center-based business model to an online model.
The energy and enthusiasm of the partners to adapt and move forward to achieve the transformation of their business model within 2 months. Between this team of 5000 women, they kept over 75,000 children engaged, motivated, and eager to learn – with over 2 Million hours of classroom sessions. By Quick business decision to pivot to online classes – thus ensuring business continuity, Providing technical knowledge, training, and operational assistance to bring their centres online, Capacity building for franchisees and course instructors to manage technology, online classrooms, classroom administration, Enabling distribution of books, abacuses, and all study material to allow classes to function without a break, Ensuring continuity of all essential supports for business such as banking and administration, Hand-holding for new business development and marketing activities by enabling digital marketing support, Setting up a Covid emergency response team – that provided assistance with information as accurately as possible in a very dynamic situation, that’s how SIP Academy helped its women business partners be successful.
SIP Academy through its internationally accredited programs - SIP abacus and Globalart make a significant impact on the mental capability and life skill development of children. The SIP Abacus program develops the power of concentration, focus, Visual Memory, retention, recall, in addition to strong arithmetic skills and thus in the overall confidence of a child is witnessed in the success of our alumni.
Quick business decision to pivot to online classes – thus ensuring continuity of classes, Providing technical knowledge, training and operational assistance to bring their franchisee centres online, Capacity building for franchisees and course instructors to manage technology, online classrooms, classroom administration, Enabling distribution of books, abacuses, and all study material to allow classes to function without break, Ensuring continuity of all essential supports for their business partners such as banking and administration, Sensitizing course instructors to the changed emotional environment of the children and equipping them with inputs to handle the children in such a new environment.
Larger focus in class on SIP Academy proprietary tool ‘Brain Gym’ – which allows the children to calm their mind, feel energetic and have better focus and concentration – leading to more effective learning that’s how SIP Academy helped create pandemic prodigies. their course instructors number a total of over 4000 instructors across India, kept over 75,000 children engaged, motivated and eager to learn – with over 2 million hours of classroom sessions.
Input: Lalit Sharma, Pearlcon