Be part of a group of supporters who believe education can transform children's lives
Technology infrastructure and device support for our students and educators
Partnering with Nagpur Municipal
Corporation to impart quality
education to the children of Nagpur
To advance better educational outcomes for underserved children in India, by raising awareness and providing donors in the U.S. with opportunities to make an impact.
We fund educational opportunities for underserved children in India, enabling some of the most marginalized children in the world to maximize their potential.
- Provide equitable access to a high-quality education to underserved children from low-income communities
- Implement a progressive pedagogy with a team of excellent educators
- Comprehensive support for our students from kindergarten through to their first job
- Share our model and best practices to advocate for reform leading to an excellent education for all children
- Support every child’s socio-emotional well-being and provide skills for lifelong learning and growth
- Engage parents to support children’s learning and offer programs to address social issues
Your support is essential to our work in transforming the lives of kids in India. It takes less than $2 a day for a year to fund one Akanksha student’s annual education.
VISIT AN AKANKSHA SCHOOL
We help every child achieve their full potential with a holistic learning experience including academic learning using digital tools, socio-emotional well-being.
95% of our alumni continue college post their graduation from Akanksha schools versus the State average of 68%.
Take a look at one of Akanksha’s schools in Mumbai to see our students in action.
Focused on Liberal Arts
Mrunal began her journey as a young third grader at KC Thackeray Vidya Niketan School in Pune. A talented dancer and driven student, Mrunal set her eyes on Liberal Arts as the program to pursue for her higher education. Presented with a school opportunity to apply to United World College in Singapore, Mrunal faced the challenge head-on and gained admission with a full scholarship.
After that there was no looking back! Mrunal went on to secure a full-ride at Bennington College, USA for her graduation in Liberal Arts. She studied Japanese, Dance, Geography, Video Making and Visual Arts in her first year at Bennington! She will now be graduating with honors in summer of 2022 which a focus on Environmental Sciences, looking to make a career in the same.
Pursuing Higher Education
Namrata was an exceptional student in her school days at Acharya Vinoba Bhave School in Pune, and is still trail-blazing as an Akanksha Alumni. After graduating from Akanksha she joined a 2 year program at UWC Armenia on a full scholarship. She then gained admission to St. Olaf College in Minnesota, in Sept. 2017, on a full ride scholarship. After graduating she worked as a Consultant at Antara International Non profit, and later at Healthcare Clinic as Patient Services Coordinator. Currently she holds 5 offers for a Masters in Public Health at top universities in the US including George Washington University, DC and Washington University, WA.
Empowering through Education
Chaitrali Reddy deeply believes in holistic education and learning through experiences.After completing her 10th grade at Akanksha’s Acharya Vinoba Bhave Municipal School, Chaitrali joined United World College-Mahindra in Pune. Along with her classmates, she initiated the project Kriya Shivaji, which worked towards empowering women through outdoor and sports education.
Through Kriya, Chaitrali worked on teaching swimming, cycling and fitness coupled with sessions to build self awareness and confidence. Chaitrali is currently studying Psychology and Theatre at Wartburg College, Iowa on a full scholarship for four years!