About Shiksha Initiative
Vision: “Literacy for an inclusive and empowered society”.
SHIKSHA Initiative (Elementary Education program) was started in 2012 with a mission to create a literate and empowered nation. Leveraging Shiv Nadar Foundation’s expertise in transformational education and utilizing HCL’s technology prowess, SHIKSHA Initiative has created an ICT-based intervention which has the potential to enhance the quality of education, enrich the learning process and deepen skills to motivate and engage students effectively. It endeavors to overcome the existing educational challenges by introducing interactive content and periodic assessments, making the process of learning more interesting, fun and effective. Currently, SHIKSHA Initiative has operations in Sitapur, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Bulandshahr with an objective to create a model which is easily replicable, scalable and measurable.
Furthermore, in 2016, SHIKSHA Initiative was strategically extended for adult literacy through Shiksha+. This also uses an ICT-based methodology to instil the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic skills in illiterate adults who have not attended a formal school. Learners in Shiksha+ program vary in culture, age, socio-economic status, language, gender, motivation, ability/disability and personal interests.