About Us

Understand Our Vision & Approach

Turn The Bus Approach


How do we create change?

We aim to eliminate intergenerational poverty by supporting disadvantaged children in India with all the resources they need in order to graduate High School. Our modus operandi is as follows: 

  • Leverage the smartphone wave in India to reach students directly
  • Provide high quality educational content through the Turn the Bus YouTube channel (later also a MOOC app)
  • Develop methods to track student progress, and listen to students via various pilot programs
  • Embrace a community driven, localized approach
  • Engage student toppers as tutors to improve student motivation, and develop their confidence
  • Develop different paid and volunteer pools of skilled and relatable tutors
  • Work with excellent field partners on the ground in Bihar
  • Create technology platforms and partnerships for maximum scalability

Pilot Program - "Toppers as Tutors"

  • We launched our pilot in June 2019 in the West Champaran District of Bihar - this is a WhatsApp group of girl students¬†
  • Focus of the year is to reach 20,000 students¬†preparing to write the High School graduation (Intermediate) examinations in 2020
  • Toppers as Tutors ensures the relevance of content to the local context, peer connect and higher motivation to continue education
  • Toppper Tutors recorded 30+ hours of video content in three months following the pilot launch
Turn The Bus

21213 SE 42nd Pl.
Issaquah WA 98029