Our mission at i-Saksham is to empower young women and girls in Bihar by providing them with the tools, opportunities, and support they need to discover their voice, exercise their choice, and transform their lives.

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    New Delhi, Delhi

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i-Saksham works to build local young women as 'Leaders of Change' in Bihar. It uses education as a medium to build women leaders, hence call these you Read moreng women who undergo our two years long fellowship as "Edu-leaders". It is operational in five districts of Bihar. I-SAKSHAM Education and Learning Foundation (http://i-saksham.org/) is a non-profit organization that has been building local young women as 'Leaders of Change' in Bihar. For more details on our Fellowship Programme and Content, you can follow i-Saksham on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5HI-HKQ_nY


i-Saksham strives to empower young girls and women in Bihar, enabling them to overcome challenges, realize their full potential, and lead empowered lives. i-Saksham is working on the following issues in Bihar with young girls and women: 1. Gender Equality and Social Norms 2. Early Marriages and School Dropout 3. Leadership and Skill Development 4. Poverty and Economic Empowerment


The mission of I-Saksham is to ensure the "Voice and Choice for every woman in Bihar". "Voice and Choice for every woman in Bihar" refers to the empowerment and agency of women in the state. It signifies the right of women to have a voice, express their opinions, make decisions, and have control over their own lives. It emphasizes the importance of women being able to participate actively in society, exercise their rights, and have equal opportunities and choices in various aspects of life, including education, career, relationships, and decision-making processes. By advocating for voice and choice, i-Saksham aims to create an environment where women are not only heard but also respected and valued for their perspectives and contributions. It involves challenging traditional gender roles and societal norms that restrict women's autonomy, mobility and choices and working towards a society where women have the freedom and support to make decisions that shape their lives. Ultimately, promoting voice and choice for every woman in Bihar means recognizing and affirming the inherent dignity, rights, and capabilities of women and ensuring that they have the power and agency to lead fulfilling lives on their own terms.


i-Saksham has to date successfully built 350+ community edu-leaders working across 130 government schools and impacting 10500 children. The Third-Party Assessments also show significant achievements in terms of how Edu-leaders perceive themselves, their level of agency and decision making as well as the improvement in schools and the learning outcomes of the children they have served. Since its inception, the model has received several national acclamations- Best practices under 'Skill Innovation Initiative', 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'; and Incubation from IIM B.


  • i-Saksham Edu - Leader fellowship programme

    i-Saksham Edu-Leader Fellowship Programme uses education as a medium to build women leaders selected from a rigorous community mobilization and selection process from remote rural and semi-urban areas of Bihar. Hence, calls them 'edu-leaders'.

    The selected i-Saksham edu-leader fellows undergo a 2-year leadership development program followed by continuous alumni engagement to:
    - Grow as female role models, develop a sense of self-worth, and acquire an understanding of gender
    - Assist in government schools of their village for 2 years to improve the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy of children
    - Become a role model and a local community change agent in the long run.

Impact Metrics

  • Edu Leaders

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 50
    • 2018-19 18
    • 2019-20 50
  • Trained Edu-Leaders

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 15
    • 2018-19 28
    • 2019-20 60
    • 2020-21 65
    • 2021-22 75

Leadership Team

  • Ravi Dhanuka

    Co-Founder & Board Member

  • Aditya Tyagi

    Co-Founder & Lead: IT

  • Shravan Kumar Jha

    Co-Founder & Lead: Knowledge

  • Ranita Basuray

    Co-Founder & Lead: Mentoring & Capabilty Building

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    NO.CIT(E)|2016-17/DEL-IR25062 - 22042016/5818

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    E-19, Block L, Lajpat Nagar III, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, 110024

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