Shiv Nadar Foundation unveils Shiksha Kiran
The Shiv Nadar Foundation recently unveiled a mobile rural literacy initiative, Shiksha Kiran, which will bring mobile classrooms to the doorsteps of students and adults across rural Uttar Pradesh. In the first phase, the 15-week programme will use specially designed vehicles to cover 36 villages across the districts of Dadri and Sitapur and reach out to children and adults who have lost access to education and literacy opportunities due to the pandemic. This is a part of the Shiksha Initiative, which was started in 2012 with a mission to create a literate and empowered India. The learning units will work to bridge the pandemic-led education delivery gap, and will cover key learning inputs aimed at primary school students. It will also deliver adult education and awareness programmes across the villages.