Akshar foundation

Innovative​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​providing​ ​education​ ​to​ ​stone​ ​quarry community​ ​children.

  • Mazin

    Mazin is an engineering graduate from University of Maryland and has worked at Impact Silverspring and ARC California.

  • Parmita

    Parmita is an alumnus of TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences)


Akshar Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit organisation operating in Assam with an innovative, business-oriented approach to education. Serving a community of stone quarry workers that has experienced multi-generational illiteracy, the Akshar team has developed a tiered teaching model that encourages older students who have achieved a faster progression to teach younger students. This model enables Akshar to operate at a 1:100 teacher to student ratio, and helps students to fast track their learning through teaching.


children impacted


Thematic Area: Education

Location: Assam

Geographical area: East

Track: Open

Cohort: N/1

Year: 2017

Website: https://aksharfoundation.org/