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The debt of gratitude

Date : Jun 19 , 2019 | Featured,Opinion

At the peak of his corporate career, Ashok Kamath decided to give it all up to move lock, stock and barrel to the development sector. He had a dream: to change the quality of education in India.

Today, Akshara Foundation, the non-profit he joined 15 years ago and now leads as Chairman, is pursuing that cherished dream. From a non-profit working in a couple of blocks in Karnataka, Akshara now has a significant presence and impact across states. Its Ganitha Kalika Andolana, a unique math program in partnership with state governments and the corporate sector, is currently being run in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh as well. In 2018-19, it impacted over 1.2 million children in government sc