LGT Venture Philanthropy

LGT Venture Philanthropy commits to a new partnership with Peepul to support its mission of transforming learning in government schools through high-engagement teaching in India

India, April 2024 – LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation (LGT VP) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Peepul. Peepul partners with state governments to improve student learning outcomesthrough training teachers to deliver a highengagement teaching practice and through academic, administrative, and institutional reforms. The new partnership with LGT VP will support Peepul’s plans to deepen their interventions in the three states of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. As of 2023, Peepul reaches 95,000 schools and 325,000 teachers across 3 states to enhance learning outcomes for more than 10 million students.


Peepul has a proven, evidence-based approach and has codified its teacher training practices into practical bite sized modular training sessions. This along with a dynamic leadership and strong program team, LGT VP believes, sets Peepul apart as a civil society organization in the Education sector in India. Peepul’s systemic interventions for teachers and pedagogy complement LGT VP’s basic education strategy. LGT VP’s Education portfolios’ organizations intervene at child, school, community, and system levels in states across India. LGT VP sees a strong alignment with the values and culture of Peepul as an organization.

Going forward, Peepul seeks to strengthen its impact measurement across programs build thought leadership within the sector to engage in national policy formulation, and reinforce its internal functional capacities. 

Neelima Karath, Investment Manager-LGT Venture Philanthropy, explains: “LGT VP appreciates the systemic solutions mindset that Peepul has, working closely with governments at various levels. Peepul’s close knit team is focused on ensuring that children from all backgrounds who attend public schools get access to a quality education, through training and working with teachers and school leaders. This is a sustainable model that speaks to LGT VP’s values and beliefs on how change can be scaled, and models built to last.”

Kruti Bharucha, CEO, echoes:
“We are thrilled to work with LGT Venture Philanthropy to work towards our goal of providing quality education in public schools and strengthening governance systems. This will be a fantastic opportunity to not just scale our high-engagement teaching modelbut also to leverage LGT’s sector expertise to grow as an organizationand strengthen our functions.”

Peepul is registered as Absolute Return for Kids as a Society Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Founded in 2017, Peepul is an education non-profit working towards transforming the public education system by designing & executing high quality at-scale interventions. Peepul partners with state governments to transform learning in schools through training teachers to deliver high-engagement teaching practice and through academic, administrative, and institutional reforms.For more information, please visit https://www.peepulindia.org/.

LGT  Venture  Philanthropy  (LGT  VP) is an independent  charitable foundation established in 2007 with partners in Switzerland, Sub-Saharan Africa, and India. The Foundation strives to improve the quality of life of people facing disadvantages, contribute to healthy ecosystems, and build resilient, inclusive, and  prosperous communities. LGT VP focuses on strengthening the capabilities of locally rooted organizations that deliver effective, scalable solutions  across health, education, and the environment contributing directly to the SDGs. For more information, please visit www.lgtvp.com.

Media release

Contact us