‘Building Sturdy Financial Bases’
We are a financial literacy organization conducting financial skill set development programmes that helps students understand the value of money and enhance their knowledge about financial essentials such as savings, smart spending, borrowings, investments and budgeting, among others. We conduct various educational programmes, initiatives and events through which endeavor to fulfill 5 major objectives:
- Realizing the Value of Money
- Learning Finance Essentials
- Honing Critical Money Management Skills
- Spreading and Enhancing Financial Awareness
- Emphasizing the Impact of Financial Decisions
Through a perfect mix of theoretical, practical, and experiential learning, our programmes ensure that students develop the right attitude and behaviour towards money, and hone their financial skill sets, thereby becoming more mindful spenders and investors in due course.
We believe that financial literacy is a lifelong process that begins with putting some money in a piggy bank, and evolves into more advanced decisions which include risk and asset allocation moving forward. Our programmes are developed to adhere to the growing needs/wants and complexities of today, in the wake of which it is essential to make informed financial decisions.
PennyWise Education conducts a range of different financial literacy programmes for individuals of different age groups and varied objectives. We have a range of comprehensively designed programmes for young students starting from Grade 6 onwards, college students, young entrepreneurs, working professionals, home-makers, among a range of other target groups.
About the Founders
PennyWise Education was not an idea that emerged over a coffee table discussion but was formulated based on an observation made by the founders- that many people around them lack the knowledge of basic financial skills and financial awareness. They realized that many people were not even acquainted with basic financial aspects such as fixed deposits, mutual funds and other methods of investment that would allow their money to grow by itself.
Realizing the importance of financial literacy for people of all age groups and the lack of any formal means of educating oneself, our co-founders, Akruti, Anansh and Jitesh got together and developed various programmes to teach financial literacy to students of different age groups, women and young entrepreneurs, to ensure a better financial future.
Akruti Agarwal is an established Chartered Accountant with over 6 years of work experience, having worked at some of the top global financial consulting firms such as Deloitte Haskins & Sells, and Ernst & Young LLP, among others. Quitting her lucrative job at Ernst and Young LLP, Akruti co-founded PennyWise Education as a platform to further financial literacy among all age groups.
Akruti continues to work as a chartered accountant providing financial advisory services to individuals and small firms on a part time basis. She is also a professionally trained Bharat Natyam dancer and is a delegate of Seeds of Peace, an international conflict resolution camp held in Maine, USA facilitating dialogue among different international groups who are party to conflict. In the past, she has been an Indian youth delegate in Pakistan facilitating peace resolution and mediation between the two countries. She has completed a certificate course in Dispute Resolution held by Harvard Negotiation and Medication Clinical Program in association with Seeds of Peace.
Her love for travel is such that whenever she has some time from her commitments, her back pack is ready and she is off to see a new place!
Anansh Prasad is a Gold Medalist Chemical Engineer from Mumbai University. He also graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA- an Ivy League University and one of the premier institutions in the world- with a Master’s degree in Energy Economics and Engineering. He is the Founder and Managing director of SkillSphere Education, a well-established educational organization which conducts educational programmes and provides online resources focusing on the development of essential soft skills such as communication, general awareness, team work, analytical thinking among several others. He is an experienced educationist and content developer who has conducted workshops in over 120 institutes for over 50000 individuals in the past 5 years.
His methods of curriculum development and understanding student behavior and response in different scenarios has helped PennyWise Education design programmes which are very interactive, and focus on a perfect mix of theoretical, practical and experiential learning. They follow the widely acclaimed 3D model of learning developed by Anansh – ‘Disseminate, Develop, Display’.
Anansh is also an avid guitarist, content developer, karate instructor and squash player.
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