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.
We believe that the next wave of education reform will be led by exceptional entrepreneurs and organizations working on innovative and impactful solutions. The CSF Grant Accelerator provides unrestricted start-to-scale funding to early-stage nonprofits that are filling key gaps in K-12 education for low-income communities.
Systems have to care about the learning levels of all children: Luis Crouch
In a two-part interview with Luis Crouch, the renowned education expert shares his thoughts on what is required for early grade programs to be able to achieve effective impact at scale. He also looks at how civil society and nonprofits can play a role in supporting governments to own and implement these programs.
The EDge - a monthly newsletter of interesting ideas and work in education reform
NCERT to prepare guidelines for transformation in assessment by 2022: MHRD
The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) is planning to prepare guidelines for transformation in assessment by 2022, to update the current assessment system in school education. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), which is in the process of giving final shape to the new National Education Policy, has proposed to eliminate the “high stakes” aspect of board exams, so that all students will be allowed to take board exams on up to two occasions during any given school year.
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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.