BYJU’S, India’s ed-tech company and creator of the biggest K-12 app in the country announced the launch of ‘Mothers for Mentors’ Initiative this Mother’s Day. Celebrating the spirit of motherhood, this initiative is targeted at mothers on a career break and offers them a platform to restart their careers.
Offering work from home and flexible work timings - the ‘Mothers for Mentors’ Initiative invites mothers to join BYJU’S as ‘Mentors’ and be a part of every student’s learning journey. As mentors, mothers will engage closely with K-12 students on BYJU’S platform and be their first point of contact in case of any queries or doubts.
Studies show that mothers have a natural inclination towards connecting with children and nurturing their needs better. Mothers also understand the benefits of studying systematically and effectively. At BYJU’S, the role of a mentor is to guide, support and offer solution to students across grades in case of any query regarding their studies.
Talking about this initiative, Divya Gokulnath, Director & Teacher, BYJU’S said, “At BYJU’S, our students are associated with a mentor who help them learn, understand and use the learning program better. We have seen mothers in our mentor team do exceedingly well in establishing connection with students because of their ability to understand a child’s psychology. The ‘Mothers for Mentors’ initiative offers mothers a platform to make a comeback to work as well as combines a mother’s compassion and patience with the professional know-how of women.”
“Currently, over 50 highly qualified mothers (engineering and management background) from Bangalore are part of our mentor team and we plan to expand this team across India in the next 6 months. This initiative will help us create a robust team of mentors who will guide as well as nurture students to learn for life. So far, the response has been great and we are confident that the success of mothers as mentors will inspire and empower more mothers to start their careers again.”Divya further added.
The suitable mothers will undergo in-depth training across content, process flow and technology.
Sunita Krishnan, a 36 year old mother, joined BYJU’S through ‘Mother for Mentors’ Initiative. She said, “Working with BYJU’S has been a great experience. It offers me the platform to pursue my desire to work as well as spend quality time with my son. Being able to mentor and guide students with their study queries offers me a lot of satisfaction. It is very empowering to be working in an industry where I can directly create an impact in the way a student learns.”