According to data, 76 percent of the rural households in India send their children to government or government-aided schools. The ASER assessment data of all Indian states submitted by the organisation
Pratham states that only 40 percent of the children studying in V class in rural government schools in India can read level 2 (Class II) text and only 20 percent of them can do division. Sikshana felt the need to improve the learning levels among children studying in government school.
The organisation was started by a group of like-minded professionals in the year 2002 and began its work by adopting a few government primary schools based in and around Bangalore. Today, Sikshana reaches out to children across 44,000 schools in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra.
Since inception, they have been working on enhancing the learning levels delivered by Govt. Schools in India with a Vision to evolve sustainable and replicable models for an effective and decentralized public school system. Their Mission is to synergize with the Government at all levels, share and transfer knowledge along with designing and implementing student centric learning experiences in the Govt. Schools.