About the Project
Tara Akshar is a computerized literacy and numeracy program for adults that works within 30 days and encourages very low dropout rate. Primary targets of this program are women in rural India, so that they can break free from a cycle of poverty. The number of validated Tara Akshar graduates now exceeds 165,000. There have been several studies of the outcomes of Tara Akshar, not least by the donors. But a recent in-depth independent study by researchers from Delhi, Ottawa and Tokyo universities has further validated Tara Akshar’s claim to be an extraordinarily effective short-term program, which makes significant changes to the lives of its graduates.