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.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
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.
About The NGO
5 July, 2020
Isha Vidhya - Educating Rural India
Isha Vidhya - Educating Rural India
Mallakhamb Winner at National Level: Isha Vidhya Villupuram's Yuvarani of class 7 bags 3rd place in the 'National Mallakhamb Competition' held at Chhattisgarh in 2020. Mallakhamb is a traditional sport, originating from the Indian subcontinent, in which a gymnast performs aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips in concert with a vertical stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane, or rope.
Peer Learning: One of the learning methodologies used at Isha Vidhya is "Peer Learning". Students feel more comfortable and open when interacting with a peer and direct interaction between students promotes active learning. Isha Vidhya's class 8 students taught about the various concepts related to magnets, magnetic energy and other science related topics through various activities, to their Class 6 friends.
Tamil Martial Arts: Kalam World Research Foundation conducted an event showcasing over 20 different Ancient Arts of War on Jan 1st, 2020. These Arts of War get the record in Kalam World Record and Nobel World Record Books. Over 150 participants took part in the event and showcased 20 different types of Tamil Martial Arts. Isha Vidhya Dharmapuri's brother-sister duo Suryadeepan and Deepika displayed their talents in Oodhu Kolli (blowgun) event. Suryadeepan is in Class 5 and his sister is in Class 4 whose parents are daily wagers. The event happened for 20 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds signifying the New year of 2020.
Atal Tinkering Lab: Atal Tinkering Lab is designed to help and nurture innovation among young innovators. The scheme enables students to explore new ideas, test them and follow 'learning by doing' approach. ATL (Atal Tinkering Lab) is an approach of the Central government of India to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation. Atal Tinkering Lab is designed to help and nurture innovation among young innovators. The scheme enables students to explore new ideas, test them and follow 'learning by doing' approach. ATL (Atal Tinkering Lab) is an approach of the Central government of India to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation, creativity among-st students. We are pleased to announce that 7 of our Isha Vidhya schools have been selected for the Atal Lab grant. This will surely help our students light up their creativity and would teach essential skills that will help them in developing their professional and personal skills.
Coding and Robotics:At Isha Vidhya, interested students of classes 6 and up until 12 are benefiting from the coding and robotics club activities that happen every week. Three of Isha Vidhya schools have already got a Lab 2.0 facility sponsored by the Tinkering Life Skills Charity. The Tinkering Life Skills activities cultivate life skills like creative and critical thinking skills, self-directed learning, digital media literacy, financial literacy, familiarity with emerging technology and more. An array of subjects are taught to students in the Tinkering Life skills classes which include - Thinking like an engineer, thinking like a scientist, tinkering with electronics, electronic art and craft, robotics, e-textile, animation and film making. Our heartfelt thanks to Atul , Founder & Trustee of Timeless Life skills Foundation who has given his time and effort to up-skill the students of Isha Vidhya.
30 October, 2018
Isha Education's 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 FY18-19||7539|
|Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year||7543|
28 February, 2018
Inter-School Athletic Meet and Annual Day at Isha Schools
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
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.