Founded by Hyderabad based Naveen Kumar and Nimisha Mittal in 2011, Sudiksha owns and manages 21 preschools in and around Hyderabad. Sudiksha provides affordable early childhood education through low-cost pre-school centres in low-income urban and semi-urban regions. The methodology used in the classrooms is drawn from Montessori and Waldorf schools, and include a strong element of ‘hands-on’ learning. At full capacity, schools can accommodate 70 children. In Sudiksha schools, women entrepreneurs local to the community are found and lead the school’s growth. This provides accountability and investment within the local community and has been successful in attracting passionate women. Additionally, Sudiksha shares 10% of its profits with its women entrepreneurs apart from their salary.