With a population of more than 1 billion, access to education and the quality of education in India remains a problem for millions of young people. Our goal is to raise education standards and develop models that can be scaled up.
We partner with government schools in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh to ensure that young people receive high quality secondary education and proceed to higher education and gainful employment. We adopt a whole school approach, which includes school governance and leadership, community engagement, professional development of teachers, support for students and development of educational resources and facilities.
In collaboration with the Kusuma Foundation we intensively support the Kusuma Schools Partnership Initiative in 50 schools in Sambalpur in Odisha and in Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh. We support another 170 government schools in these districts and 250 schools in the two States.