We believe that a holistic education for all children includes excellence in core academic skills, the development of socio-emotional and 21st century skills and values, active partnership with parents and integration with the community.

The Akanksha School model works within and beyond classrooms to maximize the potential of our children.

3 Outcomes of an Excellent Education

Student Achievement


Akanksha schools use innovative pedagogy and curriculum to ensure all learners master core academic skills.

Youth Development


Through effective pedagogy and an array of co- and extracurricular programs, Akanksha schools seek to equip students with the character and socio-emotional skills that help them to be responsible and compassionate citizens of their communities, country and world.

Community Engagement


Akanksha schools create constructive partnerships between students, parents, schools, and community to ensure children are in a supportive and nurturing environment at school and at home.

Setting Each School Up for Success

Our school model is designed to set up strong teams and structures to see meaningful progress on all three dimensions of education for our children.

The model starts from goal setting to implementation to evaluation and improvement, through the School Development Review (SDR) process.

Having implemented this model in all our schools, we are continuously evaluating and evolving the model based on its effectiveness. As we see its impact in our schools, we aim to extend the model to other schools and organizations to fuel change at a systemic level.

Excellent Educators

Each Akanksha school builds and develops a team of teachers, a school leader, admin, and a social worker collaborating to run the school.

Progressive Pedagogy

The Akanksha curriculum and Network Support Team empowers teachers and school leaders with best practices in pedagogy, using a skills-based approach and rigorous standards for student learning.

Maximising Resources

Each school maximises their use of time, money and materials - creatively leveraging government infrastructure, volunteers and a disciplined approach to managing the cost per child annually of an Akanksha School.

Parents As Partners

Parents actively engage in the process of their child’s development through programs such as the School Management Committee, parent literacy classes, parent volunteerism and community-wide efforts to address key issues such as women’s empowerment, substance abuse, physical violence and others.

Accountability to Learning

All schools undergo a school development review to assess progress and plan next steps for school development. The review is conducted by the school, the network support team, and external stakeholders. Internal and external student assessments along with biannual performance reviews ensure each stakeholder is being held accountable to student growth.

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