Since inception, SHIKSHA Initiative has touched 25000 students in 500 schools and trained 812 teachers in using ICT to make pedagogy more effective and engaging. Currently, SHIKSHA Initiative is operating in Sitapur, Bulandshahr and Gautam Buddha Nagar to enhance the quality of education, enrich the learning process and nurture lifelong learners.



SHIKSHA Initiative is an accelerated technology-enabled literacy and enhanced learning program. It works through continuous intervention in primary education with a digital high-quality engaging content based on State Board syllabus and a technology-based mode of dissemination, to instill learning retention among children. It attempts to overcome the existing educational challenges by introducing interactive content and periodic assessments, making the process of learning more interesting, fun and effective.

  • Enhance the learning process through ICT intervention
  • Equip teachers with an innovative high-engagement teaching mechanism
  • Enhance the classroom environment to create learning effectiveness
  • Encourage not just education but focus on application-driven learning


SHIKSHA Initiative uses these three steps to effectively educate students in the classroom in its mission to eradicate illiteracy. The foundation of the SHIKSHA Initiative rests on three distinct pillars:

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Field Stories

Eradicating illiteracy and nurturing lifelong learners, one district at a time.

Seema is a SHIKSHA+ instructor from Bishada village, Gautam Buddha Nagar. She has been engaged with SHIKSHA Initiative for last 2 years: During the 1st year as a volunteer and during the 2nd year as a SHIKSHA+ instructor. As a SHIKSHA+ instructor she uses an ICT based methodology to instil the fundamentals of reading, writing … Continue reading Seema, SHIKSHA+ Instructor

7 year old energetic Chanchal, is a student of class one of Bhagat Convent Jr. High School, Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar. She lives with her grandmother, father and younger brother in village Chithera, Dadri. The family depends on the income of his father who is a farmer. At a young age, she lost her mother … Continue reading Chanchal, Grade 1, Bhagat Convent School, Chithera, Dadri

Shiv Nadar Foundation

Established in 1994, the Shiv Nadar Foundation was conceived and created by Shiv Nadar, founder and chairman of HCL – a $6.3 billion global technology and IT enterprise. Mr. Nadar being a product of education himself strongly supports the vision that education empowers individuals and is vital to reap our demographic dividend. Under him the … Continue reading Shiv Nadar Foundation

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Latest Events


November 2017

Baal Diwas Celebrations at CoE

To tap the hidden talents of our little champs, SHIKSHA Initiative organized Baal Diwas celebration on 14th November 2017. The celebration started with a drawing competition followed by recitation competition for Grade I students. During recitation competition, the students were singing rhyme with actions. The adorable actions and drawing skills of our tiny tots left … Continue reading Baal Diwas Celebrations at CoE

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October 2017

Mobilization Drive for SHIKSHA+ in CoE

Community mobilization is a key strategy to raise awareness and bring together as many stakeholders as possible for a programme. It helps people to identify their own needs, to respond to and be a part of the solution. Mobilization is a continual and cumulative process that strengthen community participation for sustainability and self-reliance as communities … Continue reading Mobilization Drive for SHIKSHA+ in CoE

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