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Kotak Education Foundation receives approval to run the FLN program in 516 PM Shri schools, which will begin with 81 schools in 5 districts in 2024–25 in Maharashtra

17 June 2024: Kotak Education Foundation (KEF), the CSR implementing agency of Kotak Mahindra Group, has received approval to run its FLN program in all 516 PM Shri schools in Maharashtra. As a pilot, the FLN program will start operating in 81 schools in 5 districts. The Foundational Literacy and Numeracy program at Kotak Education Foundation has completed its first year of implementation in 65 Mumbai private-aided and BMC schools.

The vision of the FLN program is to ensure the universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy, enabling every child to achieve desired learning competencies in reading, writing, numeracy, and 21st-century skills. The project supports teachers in their professional development and enhances their capacity to effectively teach FLN skills. It runs workshops and provides hands-on support and continuous mentoring. It employs innovative and interactive teaching methods, worksheets, and educational games to address diverse learning needs and achieve desired learning competencies.

Dr. Ganesh Raja, CEO of Kotak Education Foundation, said, “We are extremely thrilled to start our FLN program at 516 PM SHRI Schools across Maharashtra. Kotak Education Foundation’s FLN program will not only focus on enhancing cognitive development but also on creating holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with key 21st-century skills. Assessment at all levels will be based on conceptual understanding and application of knowledge.”.


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