Build Classrooms, Build The Nation!

Build Classrooms, Build The Nation!


Creator: Isha Education | NGO:Isha Education

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Over 32% of all 8th Std. students in rural Tamil Nadu  are unable to read local language texts for the 2nd Std..  and 64% of them cannot even do  subtraction and addition, let alone divisions. 

Our Approach

This is where you can make a difference - and prevent these children from wasting away in some corner of India’s vast rural scape. 

Isha Vidhya, since 2006, has developed in-depth expertise on  catering to the special needs of children in a rural setting utilizing an array of innovative methodologies.

Activity based learning, computer aided classes, state of the art maths and science labs, an emphasis on sports, arts and yoga and above all highly motivated, well trained, methodology savvy teachers along with a large volunteer base are the cornerstones of our success.

The holistic, activity-based approach nurtures children’s development beyond just academics, ensuring that students realize their full potential and learn in a joyful manner! 

Geographical Presence and Impact

Isha Vidhya runs 9 rural schools in the districts of Coimbatore, Erode, Nagercoil, Tuticorin, Villupuram, Salem, Cuddalore and Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu and in  Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. Most of the over 5,800 children are first-generation school learners out of which 46% are girls and 57% go to school for free thanks to caring individuals, who support their schooling through our scholarship programs.

In the past two years we have dramatically increased our impact through interventions in 40 government schools in rural Tamil Nadu, which reached over 28,000 children. Through this initiative we hired and trained local teachers for teaching slow learners separately from the regular classes, introduced a new English language program and added extracurricular activities. We are excited that four such government schools in the Coimbatore district this year have reached 100% pass rates in the 10th Std. exams, for the first time in  20 years!

Your donation 

Will go 100% towards creating critical infrastructure like classrooms, toilets, school buses, library or labs or providing scholarships to those children most in need or sponsoring the interventions.

For most of these children their only good meal of the day is at school. Many learn how to use a toilet and other aspects of personal hygiene only at school. The schools transform almost every aspect of a child's life & parental attitudes to education as well, while preserving and enhancing awareness of their local culture. 

Our Goal

With your support, spreading the news, sharing out posts, donating to this site – in whichever way you can be part of it, we strive to be in the Champions League and gain access to the pool of INR 10 million overall prize money set up by Give India. Join us in making a difference. 

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"As a part of Isha’s social outreach programs, Isha Vidhya rural schools have been started in villages (under the umbrella of Isha Education, established in 2005) to provide high quality school education to underprivileged rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it. Isha Vidhya aims to provide high quality school education to rural children who cannot otherwise afford it. Isha Vidhya schools • take education beyond literacy and rudimentary skills • strive to make children fluent in English and adept in computer skills • adopt a nurturing approach to education, helping children realize their full potential • actively promote education of female children • increase educational awareness in rural communities • preserve village identities and culture. • equip rural youth with skills to rise above the ‘hopeless’ situation they often find themselves in, empowering them to pursue higher studies or gainful employment "

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