A global pandemic and multi-country lockdowns were just the catalysts. In reality, it was a lifetime of unconventional, non-institutional learning that led to the birth of Ravi Bhushan’s BrightCHAMPS in August 2020. He had always known that traditional educational systems lacked the agility to impart the ever-changing life skills that kids will need in future, and were unable to fast-track learning for kids who are hungry for more, but the learning loss during Covid made the feeling just that much more acute.
Ravi’s penchant for subverting the norm started at the tender age of 7, when he formulated a homeschooling plan with his grandfather, a revolutionary educationist in his own right, despite his family’s apprehensions. He later went on to graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, but not before sweeping every coding honour in every IIT festival in the country, including the prestigious Yahoo Global Hackathon, presided by Yahoo’s co-founder David Filo himself.
It’s no wonder then, that Ravi is leading the charge for global educational innovation, with operations spanning over 30 countries already, and more being added every day. He is committed to the cause of skilling children from the age of 6 to 16 in a wide range of next-generation life skills such as coding, robotics, artificial intelligence, design thinking, and financial literacy.