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Akshara Foundation, April 26, 2010
April 26, 2010 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The delegates from Akshara Foundation, Bangalore visited ISiM on the 26 Apr 2010 to explore the opportunities of working together on areas of common interest.
Akshara Foundation is a Bangalore-based Public Charitable Trust with the mission to ensure that every child is in school and learning well. Established in the year 2000, the foundation has a range of programmes that provide multiple solutions for universalizing elementary education. The organization was set up primarily to improve learning outcomes among primary school children in all government schools in Karnataka.
The event started at 4PM with Prof. Shalini R. Urs, Executive Director, ISiM introducing the four guests – Mr. Gautam, Mr. Alok, Ms. Shivangi and Ms. Tara to the audience. Mr. Gautam then addressed the gathering and spoke about the vision and the operating model of their organization. He told that the vision of the organization was to improve the quotient of ‘functional literacy’ among the students of government schools. As a part of the vision, it was necessary to continuously monitor the capability of the students over a period of time. This huge amount of data would the need to be analysed to draw meaningful inferences. He encouraged the students pursuing ‘M.Tech in Information Systems and Management’ to take up some of the technical problems related to ‘Data Analytics’ as an internship project and help them solve it. He further opined that this way, students could simultaneously learn and contribute towards a noble cause.