Akanksha aims to redeﬁne what is possible for children from low-income communities to achieve through its network of high-performing public-private partnership schools.
We will share our model and practices through partnerships with the government and other organizations. We aim to leverage our demonstrated impact to advocate for reforms with other like-minded organizations that will lead to an excellent education for all children.
Each Akanksha school builds and develops a team of teachers, a school leader, admin, and a social worker collaborating to run the school.
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.
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 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.
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.