The organisation was founded on the belief that quality education is the undeniable right of every child and that children should not be deprived of this just because they do not have access to it or the resources to realise their dreams.
Akshara Foundation was established as a Public Charitable Trust in
It was conceived as a tripartite partnership between the government, corporate sector and the voluntary sector.
We have touched the lives of over a million children in the state of Karnataka, India.
the gaps in the universalisation of pre-school and primary education
simple, scalable and sustainable solutions to ramp up through the system
the solution to reasonable scale and with rigorous measurements to demonstrate the impact of our work
available information in the public domain in aggregate form and start an advocacy programme to push for universalisation.
Over the last fifteen years, Akshara has run multiple programmes that have all been designed to be comprehensive, scalable, replicable and cost-effective. All Akshara’s programmes are child-centric and are designed to ensure that enrolment in schools increase, drop-outs from schools decrease and that childrens' learning outcomes and overall development improve. In particular, Akshara works in close partnership with the Education Department and the Department of Women and Child Welfare of the Government of Karnataka to supplement existing primary school and pre-primary school programmes.
A complete package for pre-school education that includes scientifically designed teaching/learning material , training to use the material effectively and children’s assessments based around the material.
Interventions to cover reading, math and English language skills.
A Library programme that ensures every child in a government primary school in Karnataka has a library period every week with access to good content and exciting activities around books.