Some 8 million children still do not have access to schools in India

Education & Future

No Child Left Behind | Education for All

Our Goald is to provide access to eduction across the country with an emphasis on foundational learning in primary grades.

India has made tremendous progress in education over the past 15 years, with the number of primary-aged children out of school having been cut almost in half, and more Importantly, girls attending school in increasing numbers, and the gender parity index improving. But the job is not finished. Millions of students are in school but learning very little.

Attending school is not the same as learning. Fewer than one in three students is proficient in reading, and fewer than two in five are proficient in mathematics. This learning crisis threatens to hold back hundreds of millions of students—and scores of families—from reaching their full potential.

The Opportunity

Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality. Education is equally key to enhance India’s competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, ensuring access to quality education for all, in particular for the poor and rural population, is central to the economic and social development of India.

Improving education is one of the best investments the world can make. Along with health, education is an investment in the future, and a necessary building block on the path to greater well-being for people and communities. We are part of the community working toward the success of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4, which seeks a quality education for all children.

Our Strategy

We have talked to and learnt from several dozen people deeply engaged in education across the country—students, teachers, academics, bureaucrats, non-governmental organizations and parents. They helped us understand where to make a difference and how.

Our focus is on improving primary and secondary education, with an emphasis on foundational learning in primary grades. We also place special emphasis on understanding barriers to female students attendance and enrollment through secondary school, often implementing incentives for rural families to send their girl child to school.

Just 40 % of Indian children attend secondary school (Grades 9-12)