Education  India Project #39434


by Akshara Foundation


Our goal is to reach out to 3 million children from marginalised backgrounds studying in public schools of Karnataka, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in India over the next three years. And we need your support! This campaign will help us provide quality math learning to about 14000 elementary grade children studying in 1400 public schools while enabling the teachers and empowering the local communities around it. Be our partner in making math experience joyful to our children.

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Math is a dreaded subject for most children. Surveys like the Annual Status of Education (ASER) in India show that the learning outcomes of children are not at expected levels. According to ASER 2018, only 20.9% of children in grade 3 can do 2-digit subtraction and only 22.7% of children in grade 5 can do simple division. Teachers have limited resources and most parents who send their children to state-run public schools don't see the benefits of learning.


The Ganitha Kalika Andolana (GKA) program bridges this gap. Through a suite of innovations like a scientifically designed math kit that enables teacher to transact the textbook through activity based learning techniques; capacity building of teachers to strengthen the system; technology based monitoring and assessment tools; and engaging the community in the process of their child's education, GKA provides a fun learning environment for math.

Long-Term Impact

The primary objective of GKA is to make math learning joyful for children and ensure that at least about 50% of them are proficient in math in the next three years.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Akshara Foundation's website
Akshara Foundation's Youtube Channel
Voices from the Community - A Video
Gram Panchayat Math Contests - A Video

Organization Information

Akshara Foundation

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Akshara Foundation
Asha Sharath
Project Leader:
Asha Sharath
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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