About Us

Problem We Are Trying To Solve!!!

Lack pathway in NEP 2020

Lack of curriculum and resources

Lack of awareness

Lack of engaging opportunities for children in the age group of 10-15 to build 21st century skills

India is striving to be the world’s largest economy which would result in better livelihood and better living conditions for all. World Economic Forum Report 2016 has identified 21st-century skills like creativity and problem-solving skills as significant for children to thrive in the innovative world. Also, the report shows, with data of 21st-century skills of children in 90 countries, that children in developed countries are higher on critical thinking and creativity as compared to their counterparts.

Children, in the age group of 10-15 in India, lack engaging opportunities to build 21st-century skills including critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and perseverance. We all will find it hard to make India the largest economy for a better living if children are not empowered with 21st-century skills. The root causes of the problem are lack of engaging curriculum focused on 21st-centuryst century skills, lack of skilled teachers, and lack of awareness about these innovative skills in parents and other stakeholders.

Our Solution

2.5 times more children from low-income countries ask for access to digital devices*

Coding activities accelerates the executive function in children**

NEP 2020/CBSE suggests teaching coding from grade 6

Computer programming is top 10 emerging skills for job***

Leverage coding as a tool build critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and perseverance

As per a report of UNICEF, children in low income households ask for digital gadgets 2.5 times more which is a huge opportunity to engage children.

We, at CEL, build on the interest in digital devices by using coding as a tool to build critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and perseverance in children from grades 4-9.

With the introduction of coding in the National Education Policy 2020, it would be a perfectly timed tool to build 21st century skills in children.

We collaborate with government and non government organizations to co create a pilot program to showcase proof points. We then support them to scale the intervention through teacher training and mentor teacher program. We also organize the awareness events and compeitions to make the stakeholders informed about the 21st century skills. 

Our Program Offers

Higher Engagement

Increase Confidence

Value For Money

Child friendly & Scaffold
Curriculum, Enough
Opportunity to Use Device,
Variety of Tools

Tech Based Projects to
solve Contextual Problems,
Showcase Opportunity
Open Source Platforms,
Co-Creating Curriculum

Journey of a Child

Our model has 3 phases

1. Classroom Phase:

Children are given child friendly problem scenarios and coding skills and other problem solving skills to create technology products are modeled to them.

2. Local Phase:

Children pick a problem from their community, create a product to express or solve it and share it in a local showcase in front of parents, schools and community members.

3. National Phase:

Children in grades 5-9 identify a contextual problem in their community aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals. They collaborate with peers and share their stories of change with experts and other stakeholders.


Student Coding Program

A well crafted program
for students facilitated by
inhouse experts.

Teacher Coding Program

A training and support program for teachers to implement CELs coding curriculum effectively and efficiently

CEL Kids Hackathon

A national level coding event for kids in grade 5-9 to showcase their coding talents.

Code On Wheels

A mobile computer science lab to conduct hands on activities with students in rural & tribal areas.

We offer a mix of programs which strategically support in scaling and sustaining the impact.


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About Founder

Irfan is the founder of a non-profit called Code to Enhance Learning (CEL) and currently nurtures it playing different exciting roles. He has done Mechanical Engineering from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. 

After two years working with Tata Technologies Limited in Pune, he joined Teach For India Fellowship in 2014 in Ahmedabad and taught 3 and 4 graders for two years in a low-income school. He taught coding to his students to build 21-century skills by connecting it with various subjects besides other subjects for the holistic development of children. This experience inspired him to start CEL later. 

In April 2017, he published a book called Code (with Scratch) to Enhance Learning, a pocket-friendly resource, to help teachers and beginners to start learning to code.

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