Pehlay Akshar Schooling

The Problem

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India has achieved near universal enrolment rates, and in 2018, nearly 97.2% of the school going age population was enrolled in school. Yet the education sector is facing a crisis, and learning outcomes remain very poor, especially in Government schools. Over 70% of students in Class 3 lack basic reading and mathematics skills, which form the basis of all future learning. Additionally, students lack curiosity and critical thinking abilities.

These poor outcomes stay with students throughout their lives, and limit their future opportunities and success.

Our Model

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Our Schooling Programs improve learning outcomes and create future-ready leaders. We believe in creating an environment where students enjoy the process of learning and teachers enjoy teaching. All our Schooling programs are based on the following model

Our Model

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Our Schooling Programs improve learning outcomes and create future-ready leaders. We believe in creating an environment where students enjoy the process of learning and teachers enjoy teaching. All our Schooling programs are based on the following model

Our Programs

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In Class Teaching

In Class Teaching

A 6-year teaching program in partnership with Government Schools to teach English and create safe learning spaces in classrooms across India.



 
Magic Classroom on Television

Magic Classroom on Television

In partnership with SCERT Maharashtra, the Foundation’s ‘English’ classroom is televised across Maharashtra on DD Sahyadri. These video-based classrooms are based on our unique teaching approach and are aligned with the state’s Balbharti textbooks and curriculum.

 
 
A Story A Day

A Story A Day

A bank of simple, fun and engaging English stories in video format, for children between the ages of 5-13 years. These stories are recorded by volunteers and available on social media platforms.

 
 
Virtual Schooling

Virtual Schooling

Online teaching sessions with students of 7th and 8th standard to ensure continuity of learning during these crucial academic years.


 
 
Pehlay Akshar App

Pehlay Akshar App

An App designed to ensure children have fun while they learn English! It brings the Magic Classroom live on screen through interactive content and interesting stories!


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Our Partners

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From Our Student’s Desk

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  • Trivika

    Hi, my name is Trivika. I am going to Std. 9. I had gone to meet my relatives in my hometown, Benaras. I really enjoyed meeting them and spending time with them. The next day, my father and relatives were talking about my studies. My father called me and asked me what I want to become when I grow up. I replied in English that I hadn’t decided. My relatives were astonished that I could express myself so well in English, and my grandmother wanted to know where I had learnt to speak. I told them that I had learnt English from my Pehlay Akshar Didi, who teaches us, talks to us and tells us stories in English.

    Trivika
  • Siddhi Kadam

    I am Siddhi Kadam. I had once gone with my mother to her workplace. Everyone there spoke among themselves in English, but they spoke to me in Hindi. They thought I didn’t know how to speak English. But when they asked me questions in Hindi, I surprised them by answering in English. I was very happy to explain to them that I had been learning English from my Pehlay Akshar teacher since Std. 4. Now I’m going to Std. 8 and I will keep learning.

    Siddhi Kadam