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Dear Friends , India has among the largest number of schools (over 1.5 million) and school-goers (over 260 million) in the world. However, despite efforts to ensure universal access to education, the country has a severe learning crisis. The National Achievement Survey (NAS) is a national level assessment conducted to obtain information about the learning achievement of students of Grades 3, 5, 8 and 10 across India. NAS 2021 has shown evidence of significant learning losses due to the pandemic. While learning gaps existed even before the pandemic, two years of lockdown exacerbated the gaps. The biggest cities in Maharashtra - Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nasik - are in the bottom third performers on these assessments, despite having better public infrastructure resources Recognizing the need to work with government schools to achieve impact at greater scale, Akanksha began the School Project in 2007 in collaboration with the Municipal Corporations of Mumbai and Pune. The project aims to create a scalable school model within the government system that drives wider systemic reform in education. Today, Akanksha’s network has grown to 26 schools with more than 600 educators ,12000 students & 4000 alumni Your contribution would help The Akanksha Foundation to ensure High-Quality and Free Education to Children from Underprivileged Families and get their families out of poverty. Join me & support my campaign for Quality education through The Akanksha Foundation.
Hey! I’m Shikhar Sehgal; I’m a 15-year-old student, currently in the 11th grade at The Cathedral and John Connon School. I enjoy learning about math, physics, economics, finance, and history. I watch tennis and basketball in my free time, while also watching shows like Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Seinfeld, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I enjoy playing the viola, running, swimming, podcasting, MUNning, coding, poetry, and listening to music (notably, Drake, Pink Floyd, and Chopin).
I believe that, for the sake of the progress of our nation and the world, every child should be able to reach a certain level of literacy. The Akanksha Foundation helps execute the grand vision that one day, all of India will be literate – and I would like to support them in their noble mission to give underprivileged children a chance at a brighter future. I hope you’ll join me too!