Ms. Rebecca Shinde – Founder & Principal, Sunshine Kids Preschool & Activity Centre
From her set up in Bhandup, this educationalist wants to imbibe values within little kids through affordable and quality education.
Established in 2010 with an aim to nurture young children, Rebecca Shinde, formed ‘Sunshine Kids’ to create an interesting learning environment through holistic education. It takes into consideration kids’ EQ, IQ, Social development and horning various skills. This gives children a strong foundation for future education and growth. Based out of Bhandup, Mumbai’s central suburb, it has homly environment with warmth, pleasant, loving, well-trained teachers and other support staff to ensure child’s most essential years are fruitful.
Been into the industry for almost a decade, Rebecca feels that teaching is all about connecting first to oneself and then with the children. It also imprints values beyond literacy and spreads love. With an aim to provide affordable and quality education to kids, she opened up the preschool and activity centre.
Mother Teresa and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has always inspired her in serving the society and providing education to the kids is in a way giving back to the society. Like any other entrepreneurial journey, Rebecca too had to face many hardships initially and is grateful to have them, as it made her stronger and encouraged to move ahead with firm determination. She battled through all negative experiences in personal life to strive for establishing herself as an entrepreneur. She tries to focus on positive aspect of life and tells “Life will have plenty of struggles. Life is never easy. There is no rule book, its beauty and sweetness lies in its unpredictability.”
The most challenging part of her entrepreneurial journey was to accumulate funds from her savings and then to fight with the corrupt municipality officials as they would find numerous ways to suck money in the name of allotting permission to her preschool. After overcoming all these hindrances, she had the humongous task of creating her own syllabus.
Through her preschool, she has created an inclusive learning environment that is responsive to student’s voice enriching, engaging resources. The school also strikes hard to enhance its multicultural nature for a sustainable future.
Being awarded as the “International Educator 2019” and bagging “Best Preschool Award 2019” proves beyond doubt that her entrepreneurial expedition is on the right track; thereby inspiring others to follow the same. Even though being successful in her venture, Rebecca leads a simple life and her humbleness and empathetic approach has always drawn a lot of praise among her colleagues. As an educationalist she has the right approach and attitude to make it big in the field of entrepreneur.