The Crisis

The Crisis

India has 440 Million Children. If these children don’t receive quality education, by 2030 we will have the steering wheel of our nation’s growth in the hands of the largest working population which is unequipped and ill-prepared.

how bad is the situation?


of students in class 8 cannot read a grade 2 level text.


of students in class 3 cannot do a 2-digit subtraction.


students in class 8 can not do basic division.

India is facing a teachers' shortage of 1 million.

While enrolment in primary schools is over 96%, more than 65% students do not complete class 12th.

1 in 4 children of school-going age is out of school in our country – 99 million children in total have dropped out of school.

The Problem statement

The key problem that Mantra4Change seeks to address is the 'Lack of delivery of Quality Education' in the under-resourced schools. This is a manifestation of three factors: Ineffective school environment, Ineffective teaching-learning process and Unsupportive home & community environment.

Our theory of change

Mantra4Change takes a systemic approach to address the issue of poor quality of education in under-resourced schools. We believe that a strong and conducive school culture promotes effective teaching-learning processes. These improve the engagement level of students in classrooms, thus leading to improved learning outcomes. Alignment of purpose and collaboration among multiple stakeholders are critical to the success and sustainability of change efforts in schools.


Inspired school leaders

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  • Are you a storyteller, ready to mesmerize young kids?

  • Can you teach the art of flawless communication to students?

  • Do you want to teach kids to love Maths and Science?

  • Are you good at creative stuff that you want to take to kids?

  • Is acting or singing or dancing your passion?

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  • Does empowering marginalized women interest you?

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Remember, Your skills are valuable.Your knowledge is worth spreading.

Let your passion drive a positive change in our world. Your commitment is all we need to make our future better.


Your donation will change lives and spread thousands of smiles.

Mantra4Change is a registered non-profit that directly works with under-resourced schools serving the children from economically under-privileged families. Our mission is that no matter what socio-economic background children come from, they should receive quality education.

Donations to Mantra4Change are eligible for exemption u/s 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.


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Our Partners

Our team

Take a closer look into our amazing team.

All of us don’t have equal talents, but all of us can have equal opportunities to develop our talents, if provided with an access to quality education. We work towards achieving this equity.

Co-founder and Director

Santosh More

Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world. But those of us who are crazy enough to attempt are the ones who bring the change.

Co-founder and Director

Khushboo Awasthi

One should always try to be ‘a rainbow in someone's cloud’.That makes lives colorful.

Project Manager

Revathi Menon

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop.

Project Manager

Anjali Nambiar

There are no certainties, but we can create opportunities for the under-served through quality education.

Associate Project Manager

Rafi MT

Education enables us to make informed empowered choices. It is the most powerful weapon to change the world!

Associate Project Manager

Rifath Fathima

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.

Chief Operating Officer

Jayasudha Roselet

Education is the key to the magical door of potentials.

Operations Lead- EduMentum

Poonam Shukla

Education is not preparation for life; but life itself. Hence, every child should have an opportunity to get quality education.

Operations Lead- ShikshaKalp


There are a million things going wrong with education. But there are a million things going right too. That motivates me - that there is plenty to be done, and there is plenty that can be done.

Manager, Program Design

Rucha Pande

"Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it." I love being in the midst of children and if my work helps me bring joy on their faces, I'm satisfied.

Project Manager- STEP

Aileen Chen

"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence."

School Transformation Lead

Ankita Ghosh

"I believe that public education system has to improve to ensure that every child gets access to quality education and better opportunities in life. We have to take ownership to drive accountability in Government."

Manager, Field Operations

Venkatesh D

"To me, education is the only way to provide better opportunities in life to our children. My work at Mantra4Change offers me an opportunity to actively contribute to improving access to quality education to the most under-served."

Manager, Research

Shalini Nair

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Office Address:

#733, 17th Cross Road, KR Layout,
JP Nagar Phase 6,Bangalore.

Regd. Address:

#229, 1st floor,9th main road, 39C cross,
Jayanagar 5th block,Bangalore.


+91 810 586 1047
+91 973 178 9611
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