Ryan International School recently got featured on a special program by ET Now — the Economic Times Best Education Brands, for its exceptional work in the field of education. The program is aimed at recognizing the schools that are revolutionizing the K-12 education in India through their holistic approach to education, leading to grooming, development, and growth of the future leaders of the country.
With the motto “Excellence in Education and All-round Development”, Ryan International School was started as a single establishment in the year 1976 by Dr. AF Pinto and his wife Dr Grace Pinto. Since then, it has expanded into a well-connected web of educational institutions, aimed at promoting the holistic development of children.
Ryan International Group MD Dr. Grace Pinto, during the interview with ET Now, attributed her and the group’s success to “the almighty God, Lord Jesus”. Talking about the vision behind establishing Ryan Group, she said, “We decided not to be common. We wanted to bring out the skills God has bestowed upon the children. Every child is born with talent, and school is the platform where we bring it out. With God’s favor, today we (Ryan International) have broken 11 Limca records, and have also entered the Guinness Book of Records.”
The special feature on ET Now also talked about how Ryan International School has been disrupting the K-12 education. The school, apart from having smart classrooms, has also started Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) to promote innovative learning among its students. It also promotes all kinds of sports for both boys and girls— including cricket, badminton, tennis, football, skating, and karate — to prepare them with the right attitude for the future by ensuring the right discipline and inculcating leadership and teamwork skills.
Through initiatives like Ryan TV aimed at preparing the students for a career in media, and inculcating soft skills that are useful in all walks of life, Ryan Group aims at making its students future-ready right from an early age. Another thing that sets the school chain apart from others is the attention it pays towards the mental health and nutrition of its students. Counseling sessions on a one-to-one basis are organized in the school to deal with issues like bullying, low self-esteem, aggression, and anxiety.
Talk with ET NOW
During his interview with ET Now, the Ryan International Group CEO Mr. Ryan Pinto talked about the changing face of education in India. He said, “When we go abroad and attend various conferences, the general perception about Indian students is that they are smart – because a lot of famous mathematicians, scientists working in top companies are of Indian origin. However, back at home, we don’t necessarily have the same perception.”
Ryan Pinto continued, “We often feel that we are lagging behind, and there is a need for some change. However, in saying that the Indian education system is broken, we often forget that we are the products of the same system. According to me, the system is not ‘broken’, it only needs to adapt, to evolve. Aspects of collaboration, taking in the best practices, learning from one another globally can help achieve that. At Ryan International, we promote tech-primed learning to provide our students with a good balance of relevant technology in schools, to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.”