When Akshara Foundation started balwadis (preschools), in under-served communities in Bangalore thirteen years ago the objectives were two-fold.
To give school-readiness skills to 3-to-5 year olds, and
To ensure that when ....
The focus of in-school programmes has always been on children achieving basic skills. The depressing fact that of the children enrolled in class 1, about 40% drop out before class 8 and a total of 70% drop out before class 10, makes basic literacy and numeracy an urgent social goal. Aksh....
Akshara Foundation has a network of libraries in schools and communities to encourage and sustain a reading habit among children and is a key part of Akshara Foundation's strategy of improving learning outcomes among children. The libraries are well stocked with books....
The Karnataka Learning Partnership (KLP) is a public technology platform of data on education. The concept is global, but KLP had an Akshara-conceived incubation in 2006 in Bangalore, where it was re-engineered and adapted in the context of government schooling in Karnataka. KLP's ....