BRIDGING The Education Gap


RIST and our partners work across India to fill the education gap for children from poor, marginalized and other excluded communities. Our approach to combating education inequality is holistic and multi-pronged. Our partners work with government schools in some of the poorest states with large number of marginalized communities to ensure that education reaches every child. We support organizations that work to level the playing field and create equal access to competitive opportunities for students from small towns and rural areas.

We believe that education is just not given in schools. Learning is a lifelong endeavor. RIST supports research projects that contribute to the existing knowledge on relevant issues of our times.



Access to science education and to scientific thought should be available to every child. Our grantees reflect the value that no child should be denied an opportunity to study science and develop scientific temperament. We support initiatives that bring hands-on scientific education to government schools and to other marginalized children.

Health Education

Access to knowledge on health and well-being is a right. We consider the use of appropriate technology as a key to improving public health by creating awareness and facilitating behavior changes. We also work with schools to educate young adults on healthy lifestyles.

Teacher Training

We invest in efforts where every teacher can have access to cutting-edge training which gives them a toolkit to be good teachers.

Direct Classroom Intervention

RIST invests in partners who develop innovative educational techniques and pedagogies that can be integrated into the mainstream. We believe in creating equal access to opportunities for education and skill development for all young people.


We believe that education is a cornerstone for social change. RIST supports partners engaged in cutting-edge research to positively influence the conversation around issues of justice and equality.


We support Clinton Fellowship which deploys fellows in non-profits in India, and supports their work towards building an India where all people can gain access to affordable education, health care and livelihood opportunities. The Fellowship aims to build a bridge between India and the US.

35% of Indians cannot read and write. Illiteracy is higher among the poor.

45% of India’s poor are illiterate.




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