Akshara's educational programs intend to extend outreach to over 500 students in the Mulshi valley in Maharashtra. Our model aims at holistic child-centred community development by focusing on education, life-skills, health and hygiene. By sponsoring educational facilities for a child, a library or a school, you will help us sustain our impact in the valley. Akshara is the local social-impact initiative of UWC Mahindra College, providing community interventions to a community of 2500+ in Mulshi.
Despite rapid urbanization spreading to rural areas near Pune including Mulshi in Maharashtra; education in these rural areas manifests a huge urban-rural divide. Though there have been improvements at some levels like reduced drop-out rates, gender inclusion and higher literacy rates; progress on aspects like learning achievement and necessary skills for future gainful employment have been abysmal. This is a huge gap to be bridged.
Akshara's educational programs aim to supplement the current schooling system by bridging the urban-rural gaps in the schools in Mulshi. We accomplish this by focusing on experiential learning and providing all-round support to the students including educational support, counselling and life skills. Our educational model has contextual learning at its heart, and the overall community development model has the child at its centre.
Akshara's decade-long work in Mulshi valley has resulted in deep impact in the educational and livelihood outcomes. Starting early at primary education level and providing handholding support through secondary education and beyond has shown that the students become equipped to overcome the urban-rural divide, achieving high academic outcomes and finding meaningful employment opportunities eventually. Your support can sustain our programs that enable young students in fulfilling their potential.