We are working to transform the school education system in India to improve the learning outcomes of all children, especially from low-income communities. To achieve our goal, we provide support and partner with organizations working on innovative solutions in education, as well engage with the system to drive sustainable and positive impact. We also collaborate with other ecosystem stakeholders to build research and create effective proven tools around critical issues.
Our Impact Areas
Ensuring a strong foundation
We believe all children should attain the foundational skills of reading with meaning and basic math by class 3.
Improving Learning Outcomes
We believe in encouraging focus on student learning outcomes from parents, school owners and policy makers to improve the quality of the private school sector.
THE EDGE: UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING INDIA'S FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING CRISIS
India has the largest school education system in the world with 25 crore children enrolled in 15 lakh schools. We have achieved near universal enrollment of children at the primary level, with half of all school-going children in primary grades. However, schooling hasn’t necessarily translated to learning — almost 80% of grade 3 students in rural India cannot read a grade 2 text or solve basic subtraction problems (ASER 2018). Improving Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) levels, i.e children’s ability to read with meaning and solve basic mathematical problems by grade 3, is critical as these skills are prerequisites for learning in higher grades..
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CBSE to Allow Change in Venue for First-Term Board Exams
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced they would allow students of classes 10 and 12, who are not in the same city where they had taken admission, to change the city of examination centre for first term board exams beginning next month. The first term board exams for class 10 will begin from November 30, while the exams for class 12 are scheduled from December 1.
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EdTech Solutions to tackle the Learning Crisis during COVID
CSF is working with key stakeholders in the education ecosystem including the government, investors, and private sector as well as non-profit organisations to make available solutions with high-quality content in vernacular languages for low-income communities. We have curated a database of resources that will be useful in making informed decisions about which EdTech tool serves the purpose best.