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Educate a poor rural child by Isha Education

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Educate a poor rural child

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Every monthly donation helps educate more kids like Barani

Isha Vidhya schools work with the education of children in the villages across Tamil Nadu. Baranitharan's father was a laborer who passed away due to a heart attack. His mother couldn't work as she had an infant to take care of.

With the shock of the sudden death of her husband, she became ill. Baranitharan was forced to discontinue school to look after his siblings. Isha foundation counseled his mother to send him to school promising help for his education. With good education and nutritious food, he has developed into a bright and happy child. Today Baranitharan is in 2nd grade and has hopes of a better life.

All a helpless child needs to secure his future is a little help from a generous donor.

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About The Program

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Tuition
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Program Description

Isha Vidhya works for the economic and social empowerment of rural children in the villages across southern state of Tamil Nadu. The foundation is committed to raising the level of education and literacy in rural India and to help disadvantaged children realize their full potential.

Through its schools, it offers a nurturing approach to education in villages. Isha Vidya promotes education among female children in the villages and the schools have seen an increased enrollment of girl children. There are 4000 students studying in 8 Isha Vidhya schools out of which 2,306 students are under scholarship. When you sponsor a child, the tuition fee, books. and educational supplies are covered.

Even nominal fees are too much for families of these children. In the absence of support, these children would drop out of school.Donate to this program so a child doesn't have to drop out of school.

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About The NGO

Isha Education
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Isha Education

Isha Education was established at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as a conglomerate of Isha Vidya, Isha Home School and Isha Insight. Isha Vidya was formed to provide high-quality school education to underprivileged rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it.

With 9 schools and over 7000 students, the members of Isha Vidya actively support and promote education among female children in the villages as a result of which their schools have seen an increased enrolment of girl children. Isha Home School adopts an unconventional schooling method which strives to provide a nourishing space for learning devoid of pressures. Isha Insight is the brainchild of the Isha Leadership Academy which aims at providing the highest quality of leadership education in India and explores the science of scaling up one's business as well as one's own self.

All these initiatives have contributed to a wide range of social achievements from educated rural population to instilling the youth with leadership skills. These achievements accelerate the founder's vision of enhancing the boundaries of one's perception through education.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Vinod Hari

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Primary Education | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Isha Education has

provided quality education to 38,000 underprivileged children

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: India Inclusion Award

2017: Best Hub Director

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

Kindergarten opening day

The unfamiliar environment of school can be scary for toddlers on their first day of the school. The new academic year for lower KG students started today. Though kids and parents were initially stressed, our schools were ready with brightly decorated classrooms, and distractions like balloons and toys. Cuddalore school teachers warmly welcomed the students traditionally with a Tikka and soon made them feel at home. It was wonderful to see the kids quickly adjusting to the new environment. The parents, on the other hand took longer to let go of the stress. The teachers held an orientation session for the parents to apprise them of their duties and responsibilities along with an insight into isha Vidhya and the methodology followed. The parents left happy, secure in the knowledge that their kids were in secure hands.

Lesson on Soil When we say the word soil, most of us immediately conjure up the image of dirt. But soil is much more than dirt and vital for life on earth. ‘Earth’s Gift’ is a chapter in the social science syllabus of 4th Std and has a section on different types of soil. Dharmapuri school teacher, Mr. Mayakkannan initiated an activity so that students could learn about types of soil in practical terms. He asked the students to bring different types of soil from places around their home. He exhibited various types of soil according to what he had taught in the class and then asked the students identify them. In the next exercise, they went around the school to search for sandy, clay, red and other types of soil. We are sure that they will remember the lessons far longer than those who are only taught in classrooms.

100% Pass Results in Tamil Nadu Board Exams Once again Isha Vidhya students have posted a 100% pass result in the 10th, 11th and 12th Class public Board Exams!

Isha Vidhya teachers and the students put in their best to get a good result in the public exams, but till the result date, everyone waits anxiously for the final scores. Despite the exams being in English - a language that is not often used in the society they live in - and the challenge of being first generation learners in their families, our students scored a high of 93.5% in the 12th Class Board Exams, 90.7% in the 11th Class Board Exams and 96.4% in the 10th Class Board Exams.

Two other remarkable markers are the average score and median score.

Story from the field

Akshaya is studying in our school from kindergarten and currently, she is studying in 7th std. Her father is an auto driver, and her mother is working as a caretaker in our school. With the meagre income, the family is struggling to take care of the family expenses as well as the educational expenses of their children, and thus scholarship subsidy came as a great relief to the family. Akshaya is obedient, attentive and shows a lot of interest in extra-curricular activities. She loves computer classes, understands the concepts well and helps her friends in the classes. She used to ask a lot of questions until her doubts were cleared fully. She participates in sports-related competitions and secured prizes. She likes to draw and some of her sketches are adorable. She also read books and one of the students who is using the school library in an effective way. She aspires to become a Doctor and has the intention to help the needed children in the future to pursue their education.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?7539
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date7490
Village/City/State where project is locatedTamilnadu
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19153800000
Total Expenses for the project YTD154100000

30 October, 2018

Isha Education's Update

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Program Update

Need based scholarships and fee subsidies are provided to deserving students through this program. A comprehensive allocation process ensures only students truly in need receive scholarships/ fee subsidies. Even nominal fees are too much for some rural families. Recognizing this challenge, Isha Vidhya provides scholarships which cover students' tuition, notebooks and textbooks. Without the scholarship support; these children cannot access or afford the high-quality school education. Sponsors are matched with specific students and receive regular updates including photos, letters and progress reports.

Story from the field

Priyadarshini's father is an Electrician, and his meagre income is not sufficient enough to take care of the family expenses. Priyadarshini's has received a scholarship. She is excellent in academics and scores good marks in all the subjects. Her favourite subject is English. She is very interested in drawing and she shows a lot of interest in developing her skills. Her favourite game is Kho-Kho. She is also part of the school Kho-Kho team.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-197539
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year7543

28 February, 2018

Inter-School Athletic Meet and Annual Day at Isha Schools

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The center at the Villupuram school celebrated their Annual Day on 12th January 2018. The evening turned colorful with a cultural program where children performed to classical, folk, contemporary, and Western dances.

To help our students to sharpen their athletic ability, an Inter-School Athletic Meet among Isha Vidhya schools was conducted in which the students participated very enthusiastically

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As a part of creating awareness among children on environmental issues, student members of the Eco Club at Erode School underwent a short training about environmental degradation, the need for tree cover, reducing pollution through trees, and growing saplings in Eco-friendly plastic bags.

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