We Are Franchising Horizon Academy Model Supplementary Educational Institutes

We Are Franchising Horizon Academy Model Supplementary Educational Institutes


The Horizon Lanka Foundation www.horizonlanka.org (HLF) operates 5 Horizon Academies by now in Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya and Jaffna Districts. By the end of the year it will have two more Academies in Puttalam and Batticaloa districts. This will allow the HLF to serve all three communities in Sri Lanka namely, Sinhala, Tamil and Muslims. To replicate the Horizon Academy model, the HLF offers three different options. Of course, we are ready to compromise in terms of customizing these three models to your needs but we will not compromise the prices or the quality standards we want to retain.

Option I“Horizon – Name of the Franchisee Academy” (This should be mentioned in the Academy’s sign boards and all other documentation and the promotional material.)

The HLF offers the low-cost franchise model as the first option. Its franchisee can be an individual, a community, an association, an NGO, a commercial establishment, etc. And the franchisee has to provide the infrastructure such as building space, electricity, Wi-Fi access, water, telephone, entertaining guests and monthly maintenance costs. The franchisee also should pay the salaries for the manager, an English teacher and an ICT teacher. The HLF has the right to interview candidates for those positions first from the people the franchisee suggests, but if the HLF is not satisfied about any of those candidates, the HLF will scout for the right candidates. Both the franchisee and the HLF should try their best appoint the staff from the immediate community, failing which they can hire from outside. The salary of each three staff member would be 15,000 LKR with EPF and ETF per month. At the end of each financial year, both the Board of the HLF and that of the franchisee should decide about any possible increases of salaries and the other perks for the employees during the next year. The franchisee should also provide the computers, computers and the furniture, a laptop and a multimedia projector with a screen for the lessons and three laptops and three smart phones to the three above-mentioned employees. (They will be listed in the franchisee’s inventory and will belong to the franchise.) The Horizon Academy franchise can from its students monthly for its maintenance and if the franchisee wants to provide all its facilities free of charge to the community, it can go ahead that way. The employees will work from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during public school vacations.

In turn, the HLF will provide the Horizon Academy Franchise foreign volunteer teachers on a constant basis, occasional local volunteer teachers (mainly university undergraduates and other professionals from various organizations) for science, mathematics, ICT and English weekend workshops. The HLF will also provide the new franchise its syllabuses, lesson plans, teacher training, scholarships to the deserving and needy kids, sports training by both local and overseas volunteers, digital marketing and publicity through local and international media. For all these facilities, the franchisee should pay a royalty fee of 30,000 LKR monthly to the HLF.

This model of the franchise will be a fully owned subsidiary of the HLF but the franchisee shall get all the credits for everything and but it should be mentioned that the HLF is the service provider in all its signboards and promotional material.

Option II“Horizon Academy – Sponsored by The Name of the Franchisee” (This should be mentioned in the Academy’s sign boards and all other documentation and the promotional material.)

The HLF offers the middle-cost franchise model as the second option. Its franchisee can be an individual, a community, an association, an NGO, a commercial establishment, etc. And they have to provide the infrastructure such as building space, electricity, Wi-Fi access, water, telephone, entertaining guests and monthly maintenance costs. The franchisee also should pay the salaries for the manager, an English teacher and an ICT teacher. The HLF has the right to interview candidates for those positions first from the people the franchisee suggests, but if the HLF is not satisfied about any of those candidates, the HLF will scout for the right candidates. Both the franchisee and the HLF should try their best appoint the staff from the immediate community, failing which they can hire from outside. The salary of each three staff member would be 25,000 LKR with EPF and ETF per month. At the end of each financial year, both the Board of the HLF and that of the franchisee should decide about any possible increases of salaries and the other perks for the employees for the next year. The franchisee should also provide the computers, a digital camera, computers and the furniture, a laptop and a multimedia projector with a screen for the lessons and three laptops and three smart phones to the three above-mentioned employees. The Horizon Academy franchise can charge fee from its students monthly and if the franchisee wants to provide all its facilities free of charge to the community, it can go ahead that way. The employees will work from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and during public school vacations.

In turn, the HLF will provide the Horizon Academy Franchise foreign volunteer teachers on a constant basis, occasional local volunteer teachers (mainly university undergraduates and other professionals from various organizations) for science, mathematics, ICT and English weekend workshops. The HLF will also provide the new franchise its syllabuses, lesson plans, teacher training, sports training by both local and overseas volunteers, digital marketing and publicity through local and international media. For all these facilities, the franchisee should pay a royalty fee of 60,000 LKR monthly to the HLF.

Each student of the academy will have an email ID with the academy’s website domain name and a blog page supervised by the staff. The students will be encouraged to communicate electronically with the students of the other Horizon Academies and the students of both public and private schools in the island with supervision of the staff.

This model of the franchise will be a fully owned subsidiary of the sponsoring organization and it shall get all the credits for everything and but it should be mentioned that the HLF is the service provider in all its signboards and promotional material. The HLF will design a fully operational website but the domain name and the webspace should be paid by the franchisee annually to the relevant service provider.

Option III“XXXXX Academy – Sponsored by The Name of the Franchisee” (This should be mentioned in the Academy’s sign boards and all other documentation and the promotional material.)

The HLF offers the high-cost franchise model as the third option. Its franchisee can be an individual, a community, an association, an NGO, a commercial establishment, etc. And they have to provide the infrastructure such as building space, electricity, Wi-Fi access, water, telephone, entertaining guests and monthly maintenance costs. The franchisee also should pay the salaries for the manager, an English teacher and an ICT teacher. The HLF has the right to interview candidates for those positions first from the people the franchisee suggests, but if the HLF is not satisfied about any of those candidates, the HLF will scout for the right candidates. Both the franchisee and the HLF should try their best appoint the staff from the immediate community, failing which they can hire from outside. The salary of each three staff member would be 40,000 LKR with EPF and ETF per month. At the end of each financial year, both the Board of the HLF and that of the franchisee should decide about any possible increases of salaries and the other perks for the employees for the next year. The franchisee should also provide the computers a digital still camera and a digital video camera, computers and the furniture, a laptop and a multimedia projector with a screen for the lessons and three laptops and three smart phones to the three above-mentioned employees. The Horizon Academy franchise can charge a fee from its students monthly and if the franchisee wants to provide all its facilities free of charge to the community, it can go ahead that way. The employees will work from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and during public school vacations. The staff has to work from 9:00 am to 12:00 midday on Saturdays.

The academy’s website will have an option to attract local and foreign volunteer teachers but the franchisee has to pay for foreign volunteers’ food and lodging (10,000 LKR per month) and in the case of local volunteers, the franchisee should provide them food and lodging for their stay during weekends. The HLF will also provide the new franchise its syllabuses, lesson plans, teacher training, sports training by both local and overseas volunteers, digital marketing and publicity through local and international media. For all these facilities, the franchisee should pay a royalty fee of 120,000 LKR monthly to the HLF.

Each student of the academy will have an email ID with the academy’s website domain name and a blog page supervised by the staff. The students will be encouraged to communicate electronically with the students of the other Horizon Academies and the students of both public and private schools in the island with supervision of the staff.

This model of the franchise will be a fully owned subsidiary of sponsoring organization and it shall get all the credits for everything and there is no need of mentioning about the HLF if the franchisee doesn’t want to. The HLF will design a fully operational website but the domain name and the webspace should be paid by the franchisee annually to the relevant service provider. The HLF will design, maintain and do digital marketing with the social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and YouTube for the academy.

Students of Horizon Academy – Kirimetiya, Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
Students of Horizon Academy – Maniyanthoddam, Nallur, Sri Lanka

Horizon Academy – Kirimetiya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Needs Some Used Computers and a Multimedia Projector

Jan Sebelik with the students of Horizon Academy - Kirimetiya

Jan Sebelik with the students of Horizon Academy - Kirimetiya

“We need (at least) some used computers and a multimedia projector so we can easily improve our English knowledge and practice IT skills. In a small time period, we could understand better and get more knowledge in our lessons. Because Kirimetiya is an underprivileged area, many students have to use only one borrowed computer together. Many students would like to work with laptops and every student needs one computer to make their own PowerPoint presentations. We can then easily store our work in the machine and show our presentations and submit new projects. It would be easier for our teachers to teach us and time management would be easier.”

Written by R. Dhanusha (22) and S. Sharmila (27), students of Horizon Academy – Kirimetiya near Nuwara Eliya, who have finished A/L and now looking for a job.

Edited by Ms. Veronika Sykorova and Mr. Jan Sebelik from the Czech Republic, volunteering teachers at Horizon Academy

Related photos & videos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/zDLswRdvFnok49sX8 by Jan & Veronika

Ms. Veronika Sykorova with the students of Horizon Academy - Kirimetiya
Ms. Veronika Sykorova with the students of Horizon Academy – Kirimetiya