Kritika Saxena

Wisher For The Unprivileged

Under the guidance of Kritika Saxena, Secretary, Wisher’s Foundation’, Shiksha, a Teach To Lead project, encourages young college graduates and professionals to take up two years of full-time teaching sessions in under- resourced schools in an effort to provide quality education to all.

Kritika Saxena was born in a middle class family. She is now married to Kaushal Saxena and lives in Gwalior. She has completed her M.A. in English and has worked as guest faculty for four years. She is mother of two kids, a housewife, a book writer and a social activist.

One day while returning home she saw many children collecting garbage from the streets instead of being in school. She discussed this with her husband and his nephew, Ayush who is a social worker. They decided to open their own NGO where they could help these children.

‘One day all children will attain an excellent education’- this is a vision that defines Shiksha, a Teach To Lead project that encourages young college graduates and professionals to take up two years of full-time teaching sessions in under-resourced schools. In an effort to provide quality education to all, Shiksha currently works in Gwalior under Kritika Saxena, the Secretary of ‘Wisher’s Foundation’ and is well- equipped with people who are working towards eradicating the high inequality present in the Indian education system.

She provides free education to 150 children in Gwalior, running their own four centres. They admitted these children to private and government school where the fees are sponsored by them. She imparts basic English language skills to children and teaches them to make paper bags by which these children can earn.

Kritika Saxena has won many awards for her work.


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