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: How Covid-19 has Impacted India's Budget Private Schools
Pandemic-induced school closures in India since March 2020 have had an unprecedented impact on the education sector, especially low-fee private schools. We at Central Square Foundation (CSF) and Omidyar Network India (ONI) conducted a survey to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the sector, and found that these schools have been struggling to survive.
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Supreme Court Refuses to Interfere with States’ Decision on School Reopening
The Supreme Court on Monday said that they will not interfere with State governments' decision on whether or not to open schools. The court was dealing with a petition filed by a student who wanted governments to take time-bound decisions to open up schools for physical classes. The court said different states have different situations regarding Covid-19 and that it was best for the respective governments to decide on matters of governance.
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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.