Meet Maneesh Dhooper
Maneesh Dhooper aka. Sooper Dhooper, is Co-Founder of Planet Spark.
A curious child since birth, Maneesh was punished to stand-out of the class because he asked his teacher why was minus and minus plus. That was just the beginning. History repeated in the history class when he debated with his history teacher that the biggest reason for the exit of Britishers from India was the Second World War.
Adulthood killed some of the curiosity and he programmed himself to become a question solver to get into an engineering college Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology(NSIT) and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. His love for learning was rekindled when he led the Africa University project at Novartis Switzerland.
After 2 years in Europe, he took the plunge into entrepreneurship and returned to India to start Jobingo, an e-learning platform for skills development. There were no takers for his programs in that age-group and income segment. It was then that he decided to impact the primary school segment. After a stint as the AVP of Education Services at UrbanClap, he and Kunal met thousands of times at Chaayos in Galleria and thus, Planet Spark was born!
Keeping the culture, we have made Chaayos our secondary office. All interviews and meetings happen there.
What is your role at Planet Spark?
I take care of the entire content and improving the learning outcomes of the child every day. I live to create the best learning experiences to “Spark the joy of learning in kids”.
What do you like to do in your free time?
- I am a very boring person. I do not party, do not drink and do not dance.
- I love to travel and go on road trips. Have been to several hikes such as Everest Base Camp, Sar Pass, Beas Kund, Zermatt, Mt Rigi, Mt Pilatus etc.
- I love to try out new cuisines.
- In my free time, I love to read and pursue online learning courses (yes, that’s true!). “Education begins at home”.
What do you like about Planet Spark?
- The People — We have been fortunate enough to find a team that has the fire and desire to build the best learning company and impact millions of students and teachers and work together and enjoy the hustle!
- The Mission — Planet Spark is aligned to its mission to spark the joy of learning in kids and this mission keeps me excited when I wake up each day!
- The Kids — The love and positive response from our kids who look forward to learning makes our day!
- The Teachers — The teachers who have been hand-picked and aligned with our mission of delivering great learning experiences to kids.
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For more details on what we do, visit our website: www.planetspark.in.