Akshara Foundation is a Bangalore-based Public Charitable Trust with the mission to ensure that every child is in school and learning well. Established in the year 2000, Akshara Foundation has a range of programmes that provide multiple solutions for universalizing elementary education.
Akshara is a part of the Pratham Education Initiative and has replicated Pratham’s approach of comprehensive, scalable, replicable and cost-effective education solutions. Akshara works in Bangalore, North Karnataka and will soon expand its work to reach the entire state of Karnataka through its close partnership with the Education Department of the Government of Karnataka and the different school administrations.
All Akshara’s programs are child-centric and are designed to ensure that:
enrollment in schools increase,
dropouts from schools decrease, and
that children’s learning outcomes and overall development improve
To date, Akshara has impacted over 3,50,000 children in and around the state of
Karnataka through its programmes. The key programmes are the Preschool (Balwadi) Programme, the Accelerated Programmes for Learning , the Library Programme, the Karnataka Learning Partnership and Karnataka Catalytic Programme