Journey

Since 2004, Quest Alliance continues to work closely with diverse partners to promote the effective and responsible use of technology to scale Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship programs.

Opened ChiliPili Loka as a Learning Space

Its name taken from the Kannada term for ‘a place where birds of all kinds gather’, ChiliPili Loka is an open learning space that serves as a place for discussions, workshops, performances and a coming together of ideas!

We won the ICICI-CNBC Emerging NGO award for Urban Livelihoods

Quest Alliance was awarded the CNBC TV 18 and ICICI Foundation’s Inclusive India Award for ‘Emerging Non-Profit Urban Livelihoods'.

Focusing on Coding as an Important 21st Century Skill

Delivering computer science skills in partnership with AMD and Microsoft.

The Quest Anthem ‘Run and Get it Done’ was Written and Composed

Our anthem is the result of a time of reflection at our annual retreat. Sung in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu it captures the spirit of each one of us at Quest. Click here to listen to the Quest anthem!

Offering a Professional Edge in Facilitation

Quest launches MasterCoach: an in-service, blended learning, trainer-certification program.

Quest Plans for Scale by Piloting Its Approach in ITIs

With Equip Youth, Quest Alliance pilots its Career Development approach in ITIs, giving the space a much needed boost.

Tradition of Annual Retreats Begins

Each year, we take time out to reflect, organize and plan. Our annual retreats have become spaces where we can plan and execute our individual and collective goals.

Piloting Life Skills and Career Guidance with Government Agencies

Quest expands its operations in 5 states: Bihar, NCR, Delhi, Rajasthan and UP. We partner with the Government through the Jan Shikshan Sansthan and SCERT in Delhi and Bihar to pilot Life Skills and Career Guidance for over 4,000 women and youth in secondary schools.

Quest and Accenture Partner to Build a Digital Ecosystem for Skills

Accenture launches Skills to Succeed, an e-learning for employability program in partnership with Quest Alliance.

Bringing Together Education Practitioners and Decision Makers to Debate the Future of Digital Learning

Quest organizes community building dialogues like the Symposium on Education & Technology in Schools and Community Media in Schools.

First Pilot with Computer Aided Learning

Quest evaluates Azim Premji Foundation’s Computer Aided Learning program. The Computer Aided Learning Evaluation Report provides an in-depth evaluation.

Advocating for Learner-Centered Content Standards

Quest hosts National Instructional Design Workshop to advocate for better content standards in e-content publishing which was conducted at NIMHANS in partnership with APF and EDC.

Our First Research Study

Quest publishes a comprehensive analysis of Education Technology in India, authored by Dr. Phalachandra and Osama Manzar.

The Origins of Quest

The Indian education sector discusses the need for dedicated research and innovation in education technology. USAID, Azim Premji Foundation, Pratham, CAP Foundation, Wipro and Microsoft are founding partners.

Sharing Research Techniques and Trends Analyses in Learning

Quest brings together practitioners from across the world at the Quest2Learn Summit.

Developing a Blueprint for Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Quest Alliance initiates mobile research to enable lifelong learning and career development.

A 5-year District Transformation Program Launched with the Bihar Government

Quest launches the district-wide Anandshala model with Bihar Education Project Council, a program that will build a responsive education system for child engagement in schools.

Quest Completes 10 Years

We hosted our first Quest Day in November 2014 to bring together our collaborators and live out the spirit of Quest.

Highlighting the Need for Entrepreneurial Skills

YouthSpark Live (Microsoft India’s global CSR program) partners with Quest to support aspiring entrepreneurs.

Sowing the Seeds of Anandshala

Quest initiates the School Dropout Prevention Pilot – Anandshala with USAID and Creative Associates.

CSR in Technology Companies Becomes a Focus

Quest publishes report on strategic CSR for technology companies to scale education and employability in collaboration with Accenture Development Partnerships.

Quest and Quicksand Initiate Design Thinking Practice for the Skills Development Sector

Through Livelihood Connect, we identify a blueprint for the skills ecosystem to thrive – a study, a workshop, a community and a workbook.

The Evolution of Quest

Quest Alliance registers as a non-profit trust in India incubated by International Youth Foundation and moves to its own operations and office in Bengaluru, India.

Creating Local Solutions for Education

Quest develops two path-breaking innovations: Videoshala and Lifeline for Education.

Developing Capacity of Facilitators in Life Skills

Quest initiates the Digital Life Skills Toolkit a self learning tool for entry level facilitators in partnership with Microsoft and CAP Foundation.

The Need for EdTech in India

International Youth Foundation is the secretariat of Quest Alliance in India. The Quest secretariat is set up at Azim Premji Foundation (APF) to drive innovation and advocacy.

Focus on Research and Innovation

USAID invests US $3.1 million to fund research and innovation in the education technology sector to help Indian non-profits and Government programs in the Quality Education & Skills Training (QUEST) scale through an alliance of public-private partnerships

Impact

  • 300 Schools
  • 96,000 Students
  • 10 Change Leaders
  • 300 Anandshala Ambassadors
  • 300 Headmasters
  • 900 Teachers
  • 85 BRC/CRC