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Ashok Kamath
CEO

Akshara Foundation creates comprehensive, scalable, replicable, and cost-effective solutions to improve pre-school and primary education across Karnataka, India. Its approach focuses on community ownership and community-driven solutions to address education challenges and drive positive change.

Akshara offers a range of in-school and community-based programs designed to improve literacy and numeracy among pre-school and K-7 students. The organization also aims to increase the capacity and efficacy of teachers and schools. Its technology platform encourages everyone involved in a child’s education to participate and help improve schools and education. Through the Karnataka Learning Partnership, citizens, nonprofits, and officials galvanize community-led ownership of the public schooling system.

Omidyar Network’s grant will allow Akshara to augment its programs and extend its model to improve the overall education ecosystem in Karnataka.

 

INITIATIVE
Education
SECTOR
Nonprofit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Asia
TOTAL COMMITTED
$950,000(2012)