About Us

Lina Ashar, had a good idea: formulate a distinctive way to teach children: a creative learning process that engaged all the senses of the child. Discover and Learn was her promise.

She started the first Kangaroo Kids preschool in 1993 in Mumbai. Encouraged by its success, she started Billabong High International in 2004 – a school for primary, middle and high schoolers. Here, the teachers focus on Love to Learn. The innovative learning ideas adopted enable the children to develop and grow in body, mind and spirit, transforming them into sensitive, sensible and poised little individuals equipped and ready to face the world.

Kangaroo Kids, that started with only 13 children over 2 decade's ago in one preschool, has now spread its wings across four countries. With its pioneering teaching process, both creative and practical, it offers the best of both worlds.


  • Ms. Jasmine Gandhi

    I began my journey back in 2005 and it has been a truly fulfilling experience. I have had the opportunity to take forward Lina Asher's vision along with my passion for education starting with Kangaroo Kids and progressing to Billabong high international school.

    Ms. Jasmine Gandhi

  • Asma Yasir Nainar

    Asma Yasir Nainar is a dynamic and thoughtful education entrepreneur who is currently the Joint Managing Trustee of the Rayyan Educational Trust. Initially, Asma embarked on her professional career as a pastry chef in one of the most established clubs in Doha-Qatar. Though she followed her passion for education by helping set up the Kangaroo Kids Nursery in Doha-Qatar.

    Asma Yasir Nainar

  • Samina

    “Our intentions create our reality”, these beautiful and most suited words from Wayne Dyer sum up my journey which took off around 15 years ago with KKEL. Hard work, perseverance and immense faith in Lina’s vision and philosophy facilitated to cross all obstacles.


  • Anita J Dewoolkar

    Ms Anita J Dewoolkar is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of expertise in the banking sector. She has strong business ethics, core human values and sharp decision making skills and believes that good education is the foundation for a successful life.

    Anita J Dewoolkar

  • Chitteshs Father

    ''The teachers gave us confidence. We knew they would impart the right values to our child.”

    - Chittesh's Father

  • ''Kangaroo Kids seemed like one of the better schools in my neighbourhood. It turned out to be the best.''

    - Aarav''s Mother

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