Access to learning opportunities
for every child

The lack of access to learning opportunities is a complex and multidimensional problem. It impacts the lives of millions of children on a daily basis. In response, Nandan Nilekani, Rohini Nilekani and Shankar Maruwada co-founded EkStep Foundation to address the challenge at scale - leading to Mission EkStep and the creation of Sunbird as open digital infrastructure, and the curation of Societal Platform thinking.

EKSTEP INITATIVES


EkStep’s mission is to improve literacy and numeracy by enhancing access to learning opportunities for 200 million children in India.
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Sunbird is an open-source, configurable, extendable, modular, digital infrastructure for learning designed for scale and available under MIT license.
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Large-scale societal challenges call for a new way of thinking that enables rapid sustainable development.
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People

Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani

Nanda Nilekani is the Co-Founder and Chairperson of EkStep Foundation. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited. He was the Founding Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister from 2009- 2014. Born in Bengaluru, Nilekani received his Bachelor’s degree from IIT, Bombay. Fortune Magazine conferred him with “Asia’s Businessman of the year 2003”. 

Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani is the Co-Founder and Director of EkStep Foundation. She is also the Founder-Chairperson of Arghyam, a foundation she set up for sustainable water and sanitation, which funds initiatives all across India. From 2004 to 2014, she was Founder-Chairperson and chief funder of Pratham Books, a non-profit children’s publisher that reached millions of children during her tenure. She sits on the Board of Trustees of ATREE.

Shankar Maruwada

Shankar Maruwada

Shankar Maruwada is the CEO and Co-founder of EkStep Foundation. Shankar is passionate about addressing social problems at scale through technology based tools. He is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with a wide range of experience working on large scale projects such as the AADHAAR, India’s national identification program, where he was the Head of Demand Generation and Marketing. He pioneered data analytics in India through, Marketics.

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