Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) Mission

In spite of this, poor learning outcomes for school-going children remain a major concern, as successive ASER reports have noted. At present, more than half of all students in India complete primary school without having acquired the foundational skills of reading with meaning and basic mathematics.

Investment in the Foundational Years has always been widely recognized as crucial to building a strong learning foundation for our children. In the NEP 2020, this was clearly emphasized.

The learning process for a child commences immediately at birth. Evidence from neuroscience shows that over 85% of a child’s cumulative brain development occurs prior to the age of 6, indicating the critical importance of developmentally appropriate care and stimulation of the brain in a child’s early years - to promote sustained and healthy brain development and growth.

The Challenges

Shortage of Teachers, Schools and an
Integrated FLN Curriculum & Pedagogy.

Step 1

Integration & continued updation of the curriculum for the years 3+ to 8+ covering learning outcomes & assessments.

Step 2

Creating age-appropriate learning ladders that allow our children to develop all the necessary knowledge, skills, and critically, the values that are embedded early in life.

Step 3

Three million exclusive FLN teachers will be needed in 1 million pre-primary schools.

Step 4

Building the capacity of our educators to deliver an FLN integrated curriculum with the best pedagogical practices

Step 5

Parent engagement - the partnership between parents & educators is critical for our children’s well being & learning.

Critical Challenges during the Pandemic as Schools Close in March 2020

Given all the above, Ahvaan understands the enormous responsibility that rests with us and we are committed to working in mission mode for the Foundational Years of Learning to take root in our Government School Education Ecosystem.