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Akshara — Equal Access to Opportunity

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Mission Statement

Akshara strives to enable every school in the Mulshi valley to achieve the best possible results with a holistic and comprehensive approach to education.

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About Akshara

Akshara is a MUWCI initiative that works with youth in rural Maharashtra — including elementary students and pre-university/college-level students — to enhance their existing abilities and help them learn new skills.

Since 2005, Akshara has provided these students with educational support and access to opportunities that will help them gain independence. In addition to educational support, Akshara helps participants secure their first jobs once they graduate.

Akshara also works with women and tribal communities to increase their independence and abilities to access opportunities through education and training. Akshara’s approach emphasises the participants’ unique talents, helping them build confidence and social capital and, most importantly, to dream of making a better life for themselves and those around them.

Facts & Figures
7

villages are part of the Akshara programme

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youth studying within the country and abroad

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27

Akshara alumni have gone on to become UWC students

80%

of Akshara boys go on to take up a professional or vocational course

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Akshara girls are in vocational courses and 14 are working in their field of study

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7

villages are part of the Akshara programme

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>500

youth studying within the country and abroad

27

Akshara alumni have gone on to become UWC students

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80%

of Akshara boys go on to take up a professional or vocational course

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6

Akshara girls are in vocational courses and 14 are working in their field of study

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