Educate a Child... Make a Life!

Educate a Child... Make a Life!


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Creator: Isha Education | NGO:Isha Education

India’s 2014 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) unveiled the harsh realities: only 5% of rural students in 2nd standard in Tamil Nadu can read text books at the required level. In 8th standard, 31% are unable to read beyond standard 2 texts. Further, 70% of all students in 8th standard can’t do basic addition and subtraction.

Our Approach
Isha Vidhya’s English-medium schools open the door for rural children to prepare for higher studies and to join the workforce. The holistic, activity-based approach of Isha Vidhya’s educational system, nurtures children’s development beyond just academics, ensuring that students realize their full potential and learn in a joyful manner.

Snapshot of Impact 


> Runs rural schools in 8 districts of TN and 1 district of AP impacting over 6,400 children
> Most of students are 1st generation school goers of which 46% are girls and 60% are on scholarship
> Interventions in 56 Govt schools in 5 districts of TN impacting over 34,000 children and 460 Govt schools in Kuppam constituency, AP impacting over 38,000 children 

Your donation 

Will go 100% towards creating critical infrastructure like classrooms, computers & accessories, library books, library or providing scholarships to those children most in need or sponsoring the Govt. school 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 1.0 million overall prize money set up by Give India. Join us in making a difference. Info @ http://www.giveindia.org/ISC2015/ 

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Our heartfelt gratitude for your generous support!

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Mission/Vision

"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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