Sikshana Foundation was set up with the mission of evolving scalable and replicable models for an effective public (i.e. government) school system. Since the start of operations in a single school in 2003, Sikshana has grown to support nearly 3 lakh students in over 2,000 government schools in 2015-16. This makes Sikshana one of the best scaled organizations in the field of education in India
“Sikshana Foundation has shown that student motivation programmes can be a low-cost but effective input to further improve learning outcomes.”
– Dr. P.C. Jaffer I.A.S., State Project Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan
Partnership with the government is now essential to scale programs across the 50,000 government school network in Karnataka alone – recognizing this, Sikshana has made progress in establishing this partnership. In Nov 2016, Sikshana has signed an MoU with the Karnataka Government to deliver student motivation programmes for over 1 lakh students in 1,500 government higher primary schools of Chitradurga and Davanagere districts (in green in the map). Sikshana Foundation will work with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyana (SSA) and the Department of Primary and Secondary Education over a three-year period to develop and to deliver student motivation programmes through government officials and teachers in the two districts. The Rs. 11cr (cash and in-kind) agreement has been signed under the Public Private Partnership model, with 50% of funding coming from public and 50% coming from private sources.