Akshara Foundation Study Reveals that Children in Rural Primary Schools are Doing Better at Maths than Previously Thought

Akshara Foundation, a leading non-profit with a focus on mathematics for children in primary schools, successfully hosted the Karnataka edition of its annual Maths Symposium, ‘IT ALL ADDS UP 2023-24’, in Bengaluru. Akshara’s flagship initiative, the Ganitha Kalika Andolana (GKA), or ‘Maths Learning Movement’, has significantly improved maths proficiency among 7+ million children studying in […]

The Transformative Path

In the village of Mootaikaranchavadi, a unique story emerged featuring Muthu Swetha, an enthusiastic eighth-grade student at Panchayat Union Middle School. When the Whole School Transformation (WST) Program began in 2021, aiming to bring positive changes to both the school and the community through various activities, Muthu Swetha was a keen seventh-grader, eagerly participating in […]

“Bastar’s Historic Initiative: Anganwadi-Centered Caste Certificates for Children”

In a significant stride towards administrative efficiency and citizen convenience, the Bastar district in Chhattisgarh has revolutionized the process of obtaining caste certificates, particularly for children aged between three and six years. The District Administration, under the leadership of Collector Vijay Dayaram K., has implemented the “Mocho Chinhaari Abhiyan” (Mocho Chinhaari is a Halbi phrase […]

Nexus of Good: Fruitful proliferation

India, home to one of the largest educational systems in the world, has taken rapid strides to achieve 98.4 per cent enrolment in primary education. The focus has now shifted to improving learning outcomes and ensuring quality education at the primary level. An ASER Report 2022 highlights that while gross enrolment has seen an increase, […]

One District – One Digital Library for all

Introduction: Inspired by the success of Saksham Surajpur and Sashakt Dantewada, the visionary theme of “One District One Digital Library for All Citizens” envisions a transformative digital library system accessible to every individual. These pioneering initiatives in Surajpur and Dantewada districts of Chhattisgarh have empowered students and citizens through the centralized availability of vast educational […]

DMF Scholarships: Unlocking Opportunities, Creating Smiles

Jayashree Sahoo, the daughter of a marginal farmer from Belabahali village in Keonjhar district, has emerged as a shining example of perseverance and determination. Despite facing financial constraints, Jayashree’s academic journey took a remarkable turn when she became a recipient of the District Mineral Foundation – High School Certificate Scholarship in 2021. This scholarship became […]

Arpan – A multi-pronged approach to Child Sexual Abuse in India

Pooja Taparia is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arpan. She has spearheaded the movement against Child Sexual Abuse in India and currently leads a team of over 120 passionate, dedicated & empowered individuals. Pooja started work on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) when there was no narrative on this subject in India. Her journey […]

Empowering girls — the Protsahan way

While on a film shoot in 2010, Protsahan founder Sonal Kapoor met a young woman who had six daughters and was pregnant with her 7th child. On being asked about her circumstances, the woman narrated in a matter-of-fact way that she was ready to strangle her newborn if it was a girl once again. She […]

DCPCR’s Early Warning System helped 50,000 at-risk students to resume formal education

The Early Warning System, a collaboration between the Directorate of Education (DoE), the Delhi Government and the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), Govt. of NCT of Delhi, aims to protect ‘at-risk’ children and bring them back to school. It fundamentally operates on the idea that a substantially low school attendance of a […]