What is Nukkad Pathshala ?

Nukkad Pathshala is a free after-school learning center set up in 'nukkads' of villages across India for students in KG-10th standard. Our aim is to provide quality education at every doorstep by developing foundational Math, Science and English skills in our students.

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For every 100 students who enter primary school in India, only 25 graduate from college. While many reasons for these drastic numbers accrue to financial shortcomings, gender disparity, and socio-cultural barriers, a lot of students drop out simply because they are unable to cope with the pace of our education system.

85% of the 1.3 million schools in India are in Villages
50% of rural children drop-out between class 5 & 7
56% of Class 5 children can’t read standard 2 Text
73% of Class 5 children can’t do a 2 digit Division


Qualitative changes in our students.

Parents of our pathshala students stated that they have witnessed the following changes in their child:

Interest in


attitude towards

Development of public speaking

Interest in a variety of extracurricular activities

Increase in our student’s
academic percentage
Regular attendance at
our Pathshalas
Parents stated that their child’s
level has increased

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Online Mentorship Program:

Our ‘Pathshalas’ were started with the mission of delivering quality education at every doorstep. Thus, our centers are located in remote interiors and our students often do not have the resources to learn English. We have developed an online mentorship model to help them become fluent readers, writers, and speakers of the language.

The Mentorship Program is divided into 3 modules and each one is completed in a duration of 3 months.

Our mentors have to volunteer two hours a week, for a period of three months. All teaching material is also provided for the sessions.

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Who can be a part of
the mentorship program?

Nukkad Pathshala is looking for individuals who are passionate about creating an impact and addressing the education inequity and inequality in India. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be over 16 years of age.
  • You must be committed to giving 2 hours of your time every week for a period of 3 months.
  • You don’t need to have a background in teaching to be a mentor at Nukkad Pathshala. Our mentors come from different educational and professional backgrounds but should be interested in creating an impact.
  • You must be fluent in Tamil and English.
  • You have access to a smartphone/Laptop/PC and internet connection.