• Akshara has more than 500 students from 1st grade to University, studying in various streams from vocational courses to professional degrees within the country and abroad.
  • 34 students have appeared for 10th grade exam this year.
  • 15 students currently attend UWC schools worldwide. 12 students have graduated from school and attended university abroad.
  • The post-10th drop-out rate for girls has plunged from 80% to 20% since Akshara started working in the villages.
  • With Akshara support, Bhadas village has students attending 12th grade for the first time in memory!
  • 80% of Akshara boys take up professional or vocational course.
  • 5 community centres and libraries set up/re-activated in Khubavali, Asadae, Shileshwar, Gawdevari, Bhadas.
  • 6 Akshara girls are in vocational courses and 14 are currently working in their field of study.
  • The highest success rate in the 10th std exam in the region before Akshara was 67.8% in 2001 (lowest was 20%, in 1999). Post-Akshara, the highest was 100% in 2009. It has never been below 75% since Akshara began work here.
  • Solar lamps have been set up in 20 homes and 5 community centres (50 lamps and counting…)
  • 500 women and supporters took a procession to Paud on International Womens’ Day 2014 to raise awareness on women’s issues.