Akshar Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit organisation operating in Assam with an innovative, business-oriented approach to education. Serving a community of stone quarry workers that has experienced multi-generational illiteracy, the Akshar team has developed a tiered teaching model that encourages older students who have achieved a faster progression to teach younger students. This model enables Akshar to operate at a 1:100 teacher to student ratio, and helps students to fast track their learning through teaching.
Mazin is an engineering graduate from University of Maryland and has worked at Impact Silverspring and ARC California.
Parmita is an alumnus of TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences)