The MoU will help students of both institutions get access to enhanced educational experiences overseas, as well as scholarship opportunities
India, November 16, 2023: Lighthouse Learning (formerly known as EuroKids International), India’s leading Early Childhood and K-12 Education Group, and York College of Pennsylvania in the US, announced the signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a three-year partnership today. The partnership is aimed at enhancing students’ educational experiences, higher education pathways and scholarship opportunities.
Through this partnership, Lighthouse Learning students will gain access to annual multi-disciplinary learning workshops conducted by York College faculty. In addition to this, they will also get an opportunity to compete for highly competitive scholarships and explore the diverse range of programs offered by the College. This hands-on and immersive approach to education aligns perfectly with Lighthouse Learning’s mission to foster personal development in students, and develop the skills to thrive in the future global economy.
The MoU was signed by Prajodh Rajan, Co-Founder and Group CEO, Lighthouse Learning, and Dr. Thomas D. Burns, President, York College of Pennsylvania. York College is recognised for its excellence in professional business, engineering, and education programs, offering a broad spectrum of over 70 majors in these professional programs as well as in the sciences, arts, and humanities. Some of the diverse programs offered by the College include STEM programmes, Pre-Medical Sciences, Film and Media Arts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cybersecurity Management, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, among others.
As part of the MoU, students who attend secondary schools operated by Lighthouse Learning for a minimum of two academic years will be eligible to apply for a guaranteed $9,000 USD merit scholarship per academic year for the entire four-year program. Additionally, these students will also have the opportunity to apply for non-guaranteed, competitive-based scholarships offered by York College, including the James L. Mohatt Excellence in Music Scholarship, Vincent Risley Scholarship, Eisenhart Community Scholars, and Presidential Research Fellowship. These scholarships will provide an avenue for deserving students to further their education and realise their academic dreams.
Announcing about the partnership, Prajodh Rajan, Co-Founder and Group CEO, Lighthouse Learning, said, “We are extremely delighted to announce our partnership with York College, a renowned institution known for its high-quality professional programs. This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to student success, as it opens new up possibilities for students. By offering access to diverse learning experiences and an array of scholarships, we are not only reshaping the educational landscape but also providing our students with the tools to unlock their full potential. Together with York College, we are committed to forging a new frontier in education for our students and shaping the trajectory of their futures.”
President Thomas Burns, York College, added, “We are honored to extend our hand in partnership with a renowned institution such as Lighthouse Learning. Our commitment is to be the beacon that guides students toward their dreams. We are not just providing learning opportunities, we are investing in the future of the world, transforming lives, and building a legacy of excellence. Through this collaboration, we aim to empower young minds with the transformative gift of education and opportunity. We look forward to the positive impact that this partnership will have on student’s academic success, their learning journey and their overall development as global future leaders.”
About Lighthouse Learning:
Lighthouse Learning (formerly known as EuroKids International) is India’s leading Early Childhood & K-12 Education group backed by KKR Capital. The group is committed to delivering the Joy of Learning to students in early childhood education and K-12 segments. With its portfolio of brands – EuroKids Preschool, Kangaroo Kids Preschool, EuroSchool, Billabong High International, Centre Point Group of Schools (Nagpur), Heritage International Xperiential School and Heritage Xperiential Learning School. With a Lighthouse Learning is committed to deliver holistic development of its 175,000+ students across institutions. The group works towards delivering a robust foundation for future generations with innovation in pedagogy, use of appropriate technology and focus on child safety.
Celebrating 20 years since inception, the group has always stayed ahead of the curve and is a harbinger of change in the educational landscape. With a ‘Child First’ ideology at its core, it has set new standards and raised the bar in many aspects, including enriching pedagogy and building a nurturing learning environment for children, using technology in enhancing learning engagements, creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for women or leading the way in enabling safety protocols for its students at the pre-school and schools. With a wealth of ideas and experience and 2 decades of success in Early childhood and K-12 education, Lighthouse now plans to revolutionize learning in the EdTech Space. With a network of over 1,400+ Pre-schools and 51 Schools, Lighthouse Learning empowers 1300+ women entrepreneurs across the nation and employs a workforce of over 15,000.
To know more, please visit: www.lighthouse-learning.com
About York College of Pennsylvania:
Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the College is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 30+ professional graduate degree and certificate programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional business, education, engineering, and nursing programs, York is ranked among the nation’s Best Value Schools by Niche. The College’s robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 24 NCAA Division lll sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College, York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student-centric philosophy; and its long-standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.