Celebrating children & Empowering youth
In 2003, Makkala Jagriti started as a safe and friendly space where children from marginalized communities could visit and engage in meaningful learning activities. Today, our unique ‘holistic development learning model’ empowers thousands of disadvantaged children and youth across Karnataka to maximize their learning and potential to succeed; breaking the chain of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.
Our Focus Areas
Helping young lives thrive as one of the best NGOs in Bangalore for education and youth empowerment.
Early Childhood Care
Programme to enhance preschool learning,
implemented at Anganwadi centres.
Complementing formal education using our
unique ‘S.P.I.C.E.’ Model, implemented at
Government Schools, Children Homes, and
A platform to enhance life skills and
facilitate access to opportunities for youth,
implemented at our Yuva Cafes and
children & youth
districts in Karnataka
Stories of Change
We have seen great transformation take place when parents and community members are involved in shaping learning spaces for children and understand the importance of preschool education.
Breaking the language barrier for migrant children
Barnalli, a seventh grade student at Government Primary School, Somasundrapalya, is a child of migrant parents from Assam. Unable to speak the local language, Kannada, she found it difficult to adjust to school and struggled to mingle with other children.
How the education of one girl can impact generations ahead
Both of Mercy’s parents worked in the unorganised sector, who could not afford her school fees. She joined Makkala Jagriti Learning Centre at the age of 11, and always found the facilitators to be warm, welcoming and encouraging.
News & Events
A massive movement of social change like Makkala Jagriti cannot gain adequate momentum without the active support of our partners and donors. We are grateful for their contribution.