Akshara Foundation was established as a Public Charitable Trust in March, 2000. It was founded on the belief that quality education is the undeniable right of every child. It was conceived as a tripartite partnership between the government, the corporate sector and the voluntary sector.
Akshara provides tools (including methodology and processes) for quality education for 4-14 year old children in government schools. Since inception, Akshara has run multiple programs (Math, English, Preschool, Classroom Library).
Focus Areas :
Ganitha Kalika Andolana (GKA) to support children in grades 1-5, by providing a fun Math learning experience inside classrooms and at home via in-school learning modules, teacher training modules and at-home learning modules
The National Education Policy 2019 points out that 50 million children, currently in elementary school, are unable to read, write or do basic addition and subtraction. If action is not taken in the next few years, we could lose 100 million students from the education system.
Ganitha Kalika Andolana (GKA), a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve mathematics learning outcomes of India’s government school system. Started as a large-scale adoption by the Karnataka state Government in 2014 and since then has expanded to Odisha and Andhra Pradesh impacting over 4 million children in grades 1-5.