Model & Strategy

Indus Action’s (IA) mission is to facilitate legislated access to equitable opportunities for disenfranchised families in India. Towards this end goal, IA runs low-cost and high-stakes campaigns that mobilize existing leadership potential within civil society, communities and governments.

Project Eklavya, their premier project, is on an ambitious mission to enroll 1 million disadvantaged students under Right to Education Section 12 Law and extend the implementation of the law to all 29 states in India.

At a Glance
Founded: 2013
Co-Founder & CEO: Tarun Cherukuri
Social Justice
Location of work: International, Asia
Indus Action
K-96, B K Dutt Colony
Delhi, New Delhi
Listen. Act. Change.
Woman in india crouched down by small red potatoes
Tarun Cherukuri of Indus Action
Meet Tarun Cherukuri

Tarun Cherukuri has both research and teaching experience in education. He taught for two years in a low-income private school in Wadgaonsheri, Pune as a Teach For India (TFI) Fellow. He was also a research assistant for APREST, a randomized evaluation study testing the impact of school vouchers across 180 villages in Andhra Pradesh, India. Tarun graduated with an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School in 2013.

Tarun was the City Director of TFI Delhi Operations before transitioning full time as the CEO of Indus Action.  For his work in the last six years, he has been recognized with BITS 30 under 30, Raymond Vernon Award for the best graduating MPA/ID student and recently with Emerging Global Leader by HKS Alumni Board.

IMPACT

450,000 students across the Project Eklavya Network will be enrolled by FY 2018 (up from 5,393 in FY 2015) with 80% retention rate, and they are on track to reach their 1M admissions goal in FY 2019.

 

Project Eklavya Network has expanded from its initial efforts in Delhi to a total of 18 states across India.

Indus Action has secured MoUs with six States in India and on track for five more in FY 2018.

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  • Our Co-Founder, @tarunch will be talking about a career in public policy tomorrow. He will be sharing his experienc… https://t.co/2BsciMdzY7
  • The #SDG event at #Delhi brought together eminent personalities from various steps of the policy ladder, giving eve… https://t.co/ulkNYIf0XI
  • The #Ahmedabad #SDG event was a great opportunity for development sector experts, government officials to share the… https://t.co/KKsJVFjTyp
  • RT @TheSaaraS_India: Sustain Develop Grow event with the collaboration of Indus Action and CMGGA Thanks for support @IndusAction , @cm_gga
  • The #SDG event at #Bangalore witnessed an amazing line up of experts in the education sector, talking about their e… https://t.co/rVUxmY8Kk6
  • Commemorating the birth anniversary of one of the most celebrated leaders of India. This day, let us make efforts t… https://t.co/dFmrkPasW0
  • Fire-side chat on health & nutrition with Hitesh & Dr. Smriti Pahwa - Consultant on Early Childhood Nutrition at ou… https://t.co/ld2CasbJ8I
  • Policy & Communication : @LatikaRoyFound1, @cm_gga @rathod_hardik3 sharing best practices on how to communicate pol… https://t.co/LYl1x9Is0c
  • Why we are we not using sign language as 3rd language in schools? Why our school & teachers are not sanitize about… https://t.co/YLljCxILj4
  • Stories from the Jar: an activity where people received the proms & have to share their story around it.
  • Mr Rajpal, DEEO, Education department, sharing about the drop out rates in Karnal district. He spoke about the reas… https://t.co/zKLIhreMtT
  • Naveen Kumar, Block officer, Education department, sharing challenges faced on ground levels & different stages of… https://t.co/yI3WlJTUVT
  • Some bright spots story from the ground. Our beneficiaries from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Uttarakhand came to… https://t.co/GRTOzvhv3R
  • Sahil Sood, Co.labx, educating the audience about 3 levels of listening by talking about thoughts of food.
  • 23k girls have been saved in womb last year, some data and facts from @rguptaias about Haryana state.
  • Day just started with introduction & mind-map activity from participants in each table lead by Gautam & Saleem.… https://t.co/OoHtcRvyAy
  • We are all set for 3rd event of our annual event Series Sustain Develop Grow #SDG
  • RT @gautamsood: Policy enthusiasts working in the space of maternal and child rights come together for the regional @IndusAction conference…