Our Story


LeapForWord was started in 2006 by a group of management graduates who had entered the corporate world to fulfill their dreams, only to realize there is a larger world out there that probably doesn’t even know how to spell “DREAM”.

Knowing that an immediate positive change could happen only through the maximum leverage of our limited resources, we decided to concentrate on a single area that would yield optimum results with minimum effort. In today’s economy, English proficiency has become the biggest differentiator between the educated haves & have-nots.

Thus, a Mumbai-based registered non-profit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of enhancing the English language skills of children in under-served communities in India was born.

The genesis of our name ‘LeapForWord’ can be traced to this single-minded resolve. 


An end-state where children from under-served communities can access higher education opportunities of their choice, which to date they couldn’t due to poor English capabilities.


We will solve the chronic legacy problem of English Illiteracy by developing effective, easy-to-use, & economical teaching / learning products for teachers & students from regional language schools across India.

What Drives us

It’s the possibility of completely solving the English learning problem that has limited access to professional education for millions of students studying in regional language schools for many decades.

We believe that government-run free regional language schools are critical to achieving effective universal education, yet most cannot deliver English learning as effectively as private schools. Hence, we have developed tools to enable these regional schools to deliver English learning as effectively as any other school.

Thus, our primary motivation is “Equal Access to English Learning Opportunities.”

Value Drivers