Vision and Values
To be a progressive learning hub - for continuous learning, cultural immersions and creative curriculum - where learners can discover their strengths and incubate ideas that create value for the society
To be a benchmark self-sustaining campus which inspires the community to be active and responsible citizens
To be a center of production that develops tangible skills and meets some of the daily needs of the community
"Our values inform our thoughts, words and actions. Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. They help us to create the future we want to experience."
Perseverance: Persistence in achieving goals despite difficulty; inquiring further to develop new knowledge and solve problems
Respect: Taking care of yourself and your family; taking care of the school, its resources, its culture, and its people
Empathy: The ability to understand and have due regards for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others
Stewardship: The ethics of taking responsibility and ownership of place, task and behaviors
Mindfulness: Is the practice of purposely focusing attention on the present moment, getting things done timely with awareness, completeness and consideration
Let us share the story of what gave birth to DLRC, DriveChange Learning and Resource Center. Having had a surreal living and learning experience in Bali, Ajay and Mona moved back to (Pune) India with their daughters. While Ajay was busy socializing his idea for an Energy Learning Center, Mona was busy doing Education Consulting in the field of Lesson Planning and Curriculum Development. Schooling for our older daughter was far from ideal. She was feeling claustrophobic in her School and expressed a desire to learn on her own.
This started Ajay and Mona’s journey of supporting their daughter to appear for the Cambridge IGCSE Examinations. Realizing that there must be other students, like their daughter, who may have a similar need they ideated opening a learning center. Along came a young man, Pavan, who had been dabbling in similar initiatives for a while. The three of us got to work to bring the idea of a learning center to life. Thus started DLRC in a small bungalow with 2 students in 2015. We initially started with higher grades (G09 through G12) and over the years added K through G08. Today we are 220 students and 30 Facilitators strong. Our USP is that the three of us not only envision and manage DLRC but also facilitate across all age groups. This enables us to be close to the ground and drive innovation in learning pedagogy.