Akshara Foundation is a Bangalore-based Public Charitable Trust that was set up with a mission to ensure Every Child in School and Learning Well. Our work at Akshara Foundation is to universalize equitable access to quality preschool and elementary education for all children through multiple innovative models – these models are developed by people who have different professional backgrounds but one commonality – a high level of social empathy and a clear belief that we now have the unique opportunity to bridge the gaps.
Since its inception in March 2000, Akshara has touched the lives of over 800,000 children in the state of Karnataka, India.
Over the last eleven years, Akshara has run multiple programs that have all been designed to be comprehensive, scalable, replicable and cost-effective remedial or supplementary education solutions. All Akshara’s programs are child-centric and are designed to ensure that enrolment in schools increase, drop-outs from schools decrease and that children’s learning outcomes and overall development improve. In particular, Akshara works in close partnershipwith the Education Department of the Government of Karnataka and the Department of Women and Child Welfare to supplement existing primary school and preprimary school programs.
Akshara Foundation also recognizes the need for community based action around government pre-schools and primary schools and believes that it will take a network of communities and organizations to come together to tell a story and galvanize community led ownership of the public schooling system to drive change. We invite the local community to volunteer in our efforts and be part of the change.
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