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Rashmi Sarat – Founder & Managing Director | Smartkids Centre For Excellence

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Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine

Could You Tell us about yourself and your work?
My childhood was in Chennai, Joined a Leading Pvt Bank after my academics, worked there for 8 years and bid adieu to my successful banking career and ventured out to start SMARTKIDS Centre for Excellence. I was fortunate to have parents who believed in the overall development of a child hence I was always encouraged to be active in sports and extracurriculars. This upbringing shaped me into the person I am today.

How do you and your service help the society?
Early years education is foundational and SMARTKIDS Centre for Excellence ensures that it has incorporated some of the best practices of early learning after an extensive survey from various parents and teachers from Early years backgrounds. Every element in the school is crafted to enhance the social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development of a child

What is the USP of your work?
We are one of the Preparatory Schools that adopted Online learning which got well accepted by parents and students alike and was hence able to reach many hearts through our virtual and offline learning modules. Our strength is our curriculum, our team of dedicated facilitators and our constant interaction with the parents. Learning becomes very stimulating through the environment we have created and we aim to bring joy to education and ignite children’s imaginations so that they explore, discover and develop a desire for knowledge.

What are the Vision and Mission?
Delivering excellent Early childhood Education and Care to all children and reaching out to a large number of children by making a positive difference in their lives is my Vision for SMARTKIDS Centre for Excellence Preschools & Daycare.
Mission is to be the default choice of Early Schooling and Daycare for all parents.

What are your achievements in the Industry?
Its been 11 years since I started off and we have created a significant impact amongst the major schools with our creativity and activity-based learning approach for children. Despite all odds during the pandemic, it feels exhilarating that we have been able to reach out to so many children all across the globe for high-quality early years education. Taking notice that many big institutions have taken a tie-up with our Preparatory school.

Does your work ever feel tedious to you? If so how do you stay driven and motivated towards it?
Yes, the work is tedious, hectic and responsible. This is what I chose to do and I have to put in my best efforts is my attitude.

What are your hobbies and specific Interests other than your profession?
I enjoy travelling and unwinding and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy working out and dancing.

You have achieved so much in life any specific advice you’d like to share with our readers to grow in life?
There are no Half Measures in Life, you are into it or Not into it. If One is committed they have to be 100% on it to succeed.

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