45-50% of children attending government schools in Mumbai cannot read or write a paragraph. 45% of children from government schools in India drop out before standard 8.
Atma is changing these statistics. Since founding Atma has helped deliver high quality education to over 25,000 underprivileged children and youth across Mumbai. Atma’s unique model has allowed a small but passionate team to make this possible.
Atma strengthens and leverages high potential education NGOs to help overcome India’s education deficit. We believe that innovative NGOs can lead the way in reforming education but faced with a severe lack of financial and human resources they are unable to realise their true potential. This is why despite the existence of over 1500 education NGOs in Mumbai alone, gaps in education persist.
Education NGOs that are selected to be a part of Atma’s portfolio receive hands-on support & guidance in both management and education to become high impact organisations. Support from Atma typically lasts three years before the organisation graduates from the Atma program.