Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, ASER data showed that children's ability to read or do basic arithmetic needed substantial strengthening in India. Moreover, the pandemic exacerbated this issue, as prolonged school closures and economic disruptions in families led to major learning gaps among children (ASER 2022 data).

The summer of 2023 is an invaluable opportunity to address the issue of learning gaps and help children before the next school year begins. CAMaL ka Camp 2023 will focus on students in Grade V transitioning to Grade VI in the academic year 2023-24, as well as students in Grades IV and V.