KA EduAssociates (KA) is co-founded by two award-winning educators, Gitika Kishanchandani and Fatima Agarkar.
Gitika, an MPhil in English Literature, believes that the vision for learning in the 21st century must be to align student learning outcomes with skill-based teaching. She took to teaching with a natural flair and ability and has empowered close to ten thousand children over thirty years across curricula- ICSE and Cambridge. As the Founding Principal of a leading South Mumbai school, she guided teachers and students through the affiliation process and is now committed to creating centres of academic excellence in her journey ahead as Co-Founder of KA. She is also on the board of the 'Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Bombay Teachers’ Training College, Mumbai and Vice President of the Early Childhood Association (ECA). A compassionate, ‘life-long learner’, her passion for teaching English coupled with her love for all things literary, will one day enable her to author her own book.
State and University topper, Fatima has an MBA and began her journey in the corporate world and then transitioned to the education world. She was adjudged Education World’s “Top 50 Young Educators” in 2014. She is also the recipient of several awards for outstanding contribution to education in 2013, 2015, the most recent being the Young Achiever’s Award in March 2017 and Singapore based, Best of Asia’s, ‘Enterprising Educator in 2018’. As an entrepreneur, she was adjudged, ‘Best Edupreneur2019 and Best Leadership’ by Progressive Academic Excellence India (Maharashtra) 2019 and one of the 10th finest inspirational educators in 2019 by TKR, India. Commerzbank, Times of India and Egon Zender International as diverse organizations were the perfect foundation before she was involved in the set-up of several premier K- 12 national and international schools in Mumbai as Managing Trustee and Director of an educational start up. Having gathered tremendous experience as a result of managing 18 national and international schools in this role, including pre-schools and a school for children with learning difficulties, Fatima as Co-Founder of KA EduAssociates, another educational start up now aims to create more opportunities for stakeholders in the education space with a passion for consultancy, teacher training, special needs and sports. In the past 2 and a half years, she has led the team to set up 9 consultancy high school projects pan India – 4 national and international high schools, and 5 pre-schools, each catering to the vision of what the founders specify. Pioneering, “out of box” and a risktaker, Fatima’s love for children defines her passion for the team she leads. Fatima is also the Vice President for the Early Childhood Association in India, a forum for the network of pre-schools in India; Advisory Board Member of Lit O Fest–Mumbai Chapter, a literary arts festival bringing young writers together and Wockhardt Foundation. A keynote speaker and a jury member for educational wards, Fatima’s passion for parenting and student engagement simply states her love for 21st century learning. A key note speaker at various educational events, Fatima is mother to 13 year old Raj.
KA Think Tank
A rich think tank of professionals, experienced across national and international curricula, work towards delivering progressive professional development courses (face to face and online) for teachers, customized workshops for schools, recruitment and consulting services for school managements, looking to start up or scale up.