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What is Sitara Akka?

Sitara Akka is a social enterprise helping students from low income communities build self-direction. It was founded by Shriya Shankar in January 2019 when she was 18 as an initiative to educate orphan girls in a children's home in Bengaluru. With time, the small project evolved into a tech-enabled organisation providing personalised learning support that is dearly loved by thousands of students across districts of Karnataka. Take a look at our journey below!

Our Journey



Jan 1, 2019 was the inception of Project Sitara. A few volunteers came together and we spent an entire year working with and learning from 25 makkalu in Tirtha Ashrama -Surabhi Foundation Trust. 

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Our Team
Our Akkas and Annas
Our Mentors

Awards and Recognition

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Shriya was chosen to share about Sitara Akka to our Honourable President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, by NSRCEL as part of IIMB's Golden Jubilee celebration


Sitara Akka's Accessible Education Series covered by News Karnataka

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Featured in The Hindu as part of NSRCEL-IIMB's successful incubation of 100+ impact ventures

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Winners of the National Social Enterprise Challenge by Azim Premji University
Source: The New Indian Express


Winners of Education (Re)Open Challenge: Education solutions in the post-pandemic world

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