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.
Akanksha schools set rigorous learning standards to maximise student potential; creating a nurturing environment for children to excel in academics. The multidisciplinary curriculum is reflected in the daily timetable with subjects ranging from Information and Computer Technology, Integration of the Arts in Mathematics and Science to Music, Physical Education (PE) & Sports to even Library/Reading. Above all, all Akanksha schools ensure the inclusion of technology and use of digital learning techniques in the day-to-day activities of the classroom. With extended school closures, we are investing in digital tablets for students to learn remotely through daily virtual classes. The long term vision for our schools is to enable blended, or hybrid learning where students can both learn online and attend physical in-person classes.
Socio emotional development is a core aspect of the learning of every Akanksha student. This philosophy is grounded in the idea that success in the 21st century requires each child to go beyond just academics and develop soft skills for life-long learning and growth. All Akanksha schools implement Socio Emotional and Ethical (SEE) learning practices as part of their daily timetable. SEE is a creative and pragmatic learning tool aimed at providing socio-emotional support while honing fundamental development skills developed by Emory University in partnership with the Dalai Lama Trust.
At Akanksha, we have always integrated parents and the community as important stakeholders in our school model. We believe that parents are our partners in the learning journey and we provide intensive support to empower our parents in the areas of community health, economic resilience and as learning facilitators. 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.Outside the classroom, community initiatives are guided by our social workers and counsellors who have formed strong ties with students' families and the local community.
Our mission is to build vaccine awareness and positivity and facilitate vaccination of Akanksha community members. Akanksha's 'Max-Vax' is enabling priority vaccine access to safeguard our communities and reduce barriers to vaccination.
8732 doses administered so far
4421 in Mumbai | 4311 in Pune