Taqueer had severe health problems in his tenth standard and managed to get only 51%. His father is a tailor in the local community while his mother is a housemaid. After enrolling in the learn to lead programme of Akansha, he enrolled in the Arts department of Wilson college and got the highest marks in history in the eleventh standard.
Akanksha is a non profit foundation with a vision to equip students with the education and skills they need to lead empowered lives. Over the past twenty years, the organisation has expanded from 15 children in one centre to over 3500 children in 58 centres and 6 schools.
Akanksha has programmes like the Social Leadership programme, where students work with an organisation addressing a particular social issue. The Learn to Lead programme hones leadership skills in motivated students through workshops, retreats and research projects.
They have developed a curriculum that uses innovative teaching methodology to teach English, Math and moral values. The Akansha curriculum supplements gaps in the formal school system and makes learning fun by teaching through games, stories and fun activities.
Here is an interview with Chitra Pandit of Akanksha :
To know more about Akanksha, visit their website: http://www.akanksha.org/
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