Awards

  • Design for Change wins the Silver Medal at the Reimagine Awards

    Jan 2021

    “These blockchain credentials acknowledge that you've achieved a world-class standard in educational innovation, having being chosen as one of the leading applications from a cohort of 1500”

  • Riverside School wins the grand jury award for Design Thinking amongst all schools of India!

    Sept 2019

    In the category of International Day Schools, Riverside wins No.1 in Ahmedabad, no.1 in Gujarat, no.4 in India. Riverside is also no.1 in the country in the parameters of Life Skills Education. The icing on the cake is that Riverside won the Grand Jury Award as no.1 in India for Design Thinking Leadership!!!

  • Kiran wins the Lexus Design Award India 2019

    Jan 2019

    Lexus India has announced the winners of the second Lexus Design Award India (LDAI). Kiran Sethi has been awarded the Lexus Design Award 2019 for her pioneering initiative - Design for Change at a ceremony in Pune.

  • Education World India School Rankings - Riverside School No. 4 in India!

    Sept 2018

    The Riverside School which has been ranked no.1 in Gujarat and Ahmedabad and no.4 in India in the International Day Schools category in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2018, India's Most Respected Schools Survey, which rates and ranks the country's most high-profile day, legacy boarding and international schools. 

  • Kiran awarded the Light of Freedom Award at the Global Leadership Awards - Vital Voices

    Apr 2018

    Hillary Clinton with Kiran Sethi and other Winners at Vital Voices Global Leadership Award Ceremony in Washington DC

  • Kiran awarded the Gold Standard Qimpro Award

    Nov 2017

    Kiran Sethi won the Qimpro Gold Standard in Education Award in Mumbai

  • NDTV's Education Awards in New Delhi

    Feb 2017

    Excellence In Instructional Leadership award was given to Kiran Sethi of The Riverside School, Ahmedabad.

  • RSA 21Century enlightenment

    Oct 2016

    The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.

  • Design for Change wins the Common wealth Education Good Practice Awards

    May 2015

    Design for Change has been selected as one of the top 10 Finalist for the Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards. The Awards were launched in 2005 to celebrate and promote good practice in education throughout the Commonwealth.

  • Kiran amongst the top 10 of the Global Teacher Award

    Mar 2015

    The Varkey Foundation established the Prize in 2014 to raise the stature of the teaching profession, so that children will dream of becoming the greatest teacher in the world. We seek to celebrate the best teachers — those who inspire their students and community around them.

  • Lego Reimagine Learning Challenge

    Nov 2014

    Lego Foundation declares Design for Change as "Champions of Learning through Play" in the "Re-imagine Learning Challenge".

  • Education World rankings

    Oct 2014

    Riverside School was ranked the #1 Day School in Gujarat, 2010, #1 Day School in Gujarat and No. 2 in India, 2014, #1 Day School in Gujarat, 2013, #1 Day School in Gujarat, 2012, #1 Day School in Gujarat, 2011 by Education world, India's Most Respected Schools Survey, which rates and ranks the country's most high-profile day, legacy boarding and international schools.

  • Riverside becomes a Change Maker School by Ashoka

    Oct 2014

    A global network launched by Ashoka to identify, connect and support innovative schools around the world that are empowering young people by equipping them with core skills such as empathy, teamwork, leadership and creative skills which will enable them to work successfully in rapidly changing environments. These Changemaker skills will enable children to bring about a lasting change not just in their lives but also in their communities, organizations, society and wherever they are most needed as adults.

  • 2013 Koldyke Fellow

    Feb 2014

    The Chicago Council on Global Affairs announced Kiran Bir Sethi as the 2013 Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship. They honoured her as a Koldyke Fellow for her efforts to generate innovative solutions to challenges in India's schools, education system, and education policies, which have since become replicated globally.

  • Design for Change has won the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Youth Innovation Awards 2012

    July 2012

    Design for Change has won the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Youth Innovation Awards 2012.

  • Design to Improve Life Award - Index: Award 2011

    Sept 2011

    Design for Change, an initiative of The Riverside School, was the winner of the Design to Improve Life (work category) award given by Index: Design - the world's biggest, and perhaps most important - design prize. The Danish, non-profit design organization INDEX: Design to Improve Life received almost 1,000 nominations for the competition from 78 countries. The winners of INDEX: Award is not traditional design, but rather design that vastly improves the lives of people all over the world.

  • 'Call to Conscience' award by the King Center

    Jan 2009

    Ms Kiran Bir Sethi was awarded the 'Call to Conscience' award by the King Center at Stanford University on 15th Jan 2009 (Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday)!! This is a validation of the pedagogical practices at Riverside.