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.