British Education Startup to Launch a Learning Community in Vietnam

Like almost every major city worldwide, HCMC is home to a burgeoning array of modern international schools serving both local and Expat families. For the learning communities that surround international schools, the launch of Kidsnschools fills a white space in the market. This compelling concept introduces new ways of discovery in the global education marketplace.

At its heart, Kidsnschools exists to help international parents make informed choices when relocating with school-age children. At the same time our products make it easy for schools to address a hierarchy of enrollment needs – great solutions are needed that inform and take place before, during and after uptake or involvement.

At its heart, Kidsnschools exists to help international parents make informed choices when relocating with school-age children. At the same time our products make it easy for schools to address a hierarchy of enrollment needs – great solutions are needed that inform and take place before, during and after uptake or involvement.

We are more than just a listings website, we are the glue between schools’ admissions and marketing goals, and a community that is enthusiastic to be included and informed. “You won’t see this concept anywhere else” says Sue, Founder of Kidsnschools. “For K-12 International Schools’ this service is entirely new; some have described us as a Trip Advisor for schools; we think we are much more than that.”

We believe that discovery can be achieved in a more meaningful way than as it currently exists. Our aim is to grow a joined-up community, where members can share a dialogue for understanding where education is headed, as opposed to where it is today. Our platform showcases best practice and innovation from the ground up. We will achieve this by enabling schools and communities to share how they support young people for tomorrow’s challenges.

Even though the template for growing the community we imagine doesn’t yet exist, we do know that customer engagement community platforms and social listening is really taking off. “It is precisely because we are international that we need to become collaborative,” says Sue. We encourage innovative educators and talented individuals to come together and advocate for their point of view and help to co-create the future, not just here in Vietnam, but eventually everywhere.

“I have really enjoyed making the transition from international educator to a startup founder, even though it has been a long process,” says Sue. “Coming to recognise myself as an entrepreneur has meant listening to others. It is only when others perceive you as someone who can make things happen, despite setbacks, that you enter into a more energised and productive state. It probably has a lot to do with reaching a critical mass – where the weight of momentum starts to lift you and carry you towards your goal.”

Kidsnschools will operate an English language pilot in Vietnam before opening up to other countries. We are looking for educated and passionate believers to join us. We want to discover and understand your needs and motivations and to define the important topics that will drive conversation and add value for our members.

For more info, contact Sue Furness at sue@kidsnschools.com or visit www.kidsnschools.com from April 24, 2017.

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