Sikshana quantifies its impact using the nationally-recognized ASER test. In 2015-16, 71% of students in class 7 in Sikshana supported schools achieved foundational math skills, as against 29% average for similar rural schools in Karnataka. That’s a 40+ point increase in performance. Similarly, a ~30 point increase for seen in students able to read basic Kannada.
May 2016: “The State Government [of Karnataka] recognizes the excellent work done by Sikshana Foundation in supporting rural public schools for over 10 years… The Department and the Foundation are now looking to deepen their collaboration.”
– Shri Ajay Seth, I.A.S., Principal Secretary, Education Department, Karnataka
Aug 2012: Sikshana Foundation was featured on the cover of Outlook Business.
“[Sikshana has] validated the model by scaling its presence across 1,200 schools covering 150,000 students… A+ for Effort”.
Sep 2011: Sikshana Foundation was one of the top 3 finalists in the education sector for the The Times of India Social Impact Awards 2011, for “widespread and tangible impact in the field of public school education”.