Akanksha After-School Centers
Summary: Akanksha provides non-formal education using existing under-utilized school buildings to children from low-income communities who otherwise would not have access to education. --- The first Akanksha After-School Center was established to provide slum children who were not in formal schooling with an opportunity to obtain education using existing, under-utilized resources. Continuing that same principle today, Akanksha runs 46 no-fee education centers in school buildings after formal school lets out and the space is not being used. Classes run for three hours a day, five days a week, and accommodate up to 60 economically disadvantaged, out-of-school children. The Akanksha curriculum is founded on three core subjects of Englis...
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Description of Scale and Reach
The first Akanksha Center opened in 1991 with 15 students in Mumbai. Currently, there are 46 Akanksha Centers in Mumbai and Pune, reaching over 2,000 students.