Takshila Academy is a CBSE-certified English-medium school offering quality K-12 education in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Takshila was founded in 2011 with the aim of empowering students to be their best selves through academics, arts, sports, and moral values. At present, 1226 students study at Takshila, many of whom are fully sponsored by the school. In the future, the school aims to increase the number of students it can sponsor.
Awadh Mutineers Sports Club is a philanthropic initiative to scout talented players from marginalised backgrounds and provide them with full support in developing their talents. Each student is enrolled on a 100% scholarship at Takshila Academy, given sports training from the best practitioners in the field, and provided with nutrition training and education.
Believing that environmental justice is social justice, Ritesh Pandey holds Climate Change as the greatest challenge of our time. As an active contributor to CleanTechnica, an online clean tech publication based in Germany, Ritesh has authored long-form articles on the urgent need for the Indian Agricultural sector to develop climate resilient infrastructure and best practices. In the summer of 2020, Ritesh and his team are launching a multi-party climate action initiative, the All India Climate Action Network (AICAN), with the aim of raising awareness on climate change in every major regional language of India. For collaborations, please contact us.
The Sansad Youth Mela
The Sansad Youth Mela (SYM) aims to empower Ambedkar Nagar’s young job and degree seekers with the tools to make informed decisions about their future. SYM 2020 hopes to bring together under one roof data-driven career counselling services, rural youth, and successful professionals pursuing alternative fields. We want to not only expose rural youth to new and alternative career tracks, but also empower them with accurate and up-to-date information on traditional career tracks such as medicine, civil services, teaching, and law. SYM 2020 will be held over 5 days in April in the 5 different regions of Ambedkar Nagar – namely Akbarpur, Gosaiganj, Jalalpur, Katehri, and Tanda. For collaborations, please contact us.
The Sansad Clean Air Green Air Marathon
In November, Ritesh and his team held a series of marathon races across 5 regions of Ambedkar Nagar, drawing out around 5000 young men and women, ranging from age 5 to 21. Ritesh’s mission was to raise awareness on the environmental and health hazards of crop burning, and the alternative uses of stubble in industries such as packaging, textile, and paper. The awards for the three fastest boys and girls were selected to promote the green mission of the initiative and included an electric bike, a solar inverter, a multi-gear bike, and two bicycles. The initiative’s successful reach among the youth of the region led him to declare the SCAGA Marathon as an annual event in Ambedkar Nagar.