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
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.

  • .@tarunch, our CEO & one of the #ObamaFellows shares his vision about #RTE and social Inclusion. Watch the full vi… https://t.co/kgVaDCtS8G
  • We are pleased to announce that we have over-achieved our target of 70k admissions under Project Eklavya, in associ… https://t.co/Hhvd4P5Yl3
  • Watch how Indu didi manages to do the best for her children with the support of RTE Sec. 12(1)(c) https://t.co/Cx0mllQzY0
  • Let's celebrate this Independence Day with a promise to provide education to each and every child!… https://t.co/oR9sLBb0P2
  • As we step into the 6th year of moving towards the mission of enrolling 1 Million students under #RTE, we want to t… https://t.co/GMxRJRpu9i
  • As per one of the provisions under #RTE, a family may choose the nearest school accessible to them. Help spread the… https://t.co/8rgwnMSE2A
  • Each day, we come across many disadvantaged kids roaming in streets or working in tea stalls who do not get the opp… https://t.co/UJywANAdwN
  • We'd like to thank the entire LOK BIRADARI PRAKALP & AMTE family for being such generous hosts for our step-back at… https://t.co/plxEuBws9t
  • We are stepping back to step forth into action. See you guys in August!
  • From Government Advocacy to Bird Watching, watch Hemanth share it all in our latest episode! #AseAction https://t.co/3YNI222GWZ
  • “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space." - Albert Einstein… https://t.co/0h9p4TBoT9
  • We're excited to conduct a workshop on Right To Education organized by @Barco. Looking forward to a great experienc… https://t.co/j6xwqIYAoc
  • Thank you for considering our inputs @seemamustafa & Pratik Sharma :) https://t.co/6F5dsJA1bP
  • RT @tarunch: Yes, the first 3000 days of a child's experience has disproportionate influence on his/her future opportunities. Hoping this r…
  • Madhya Pradesh has set an example on how positive action can bring lasting change. Heartiest congratulations to th… https://t.co/hyNTab6k4L
  • RT @ArthanCareers: .@IndusAction is a policy implementation organization doing the necessary tasks to see that policies designed to transfo…
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  • RT @avgtendencies: I've started two campaigns on the Solve Ninja app. The first one is to support @IndusAction in voicing why #RTE 12(1)c m…
  • RT @ArthanCareers: .@IndusAction is a policy implementation organization trying to ensure that policies designed to transform the social…