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Fund after school classes to bridge learning gaps by Bhumi

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by Bhumi
Fund after school classes to bridge learning gaps

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Every monthly donation helps more kids like Nisha realize their potential

A group of girls from Madras Seva Sadan Higher Secondary School in Chennai showcased their fashion quotient at the fashion show event in the Bhumi Ignite Fest - an annual inter-home talent fest for less fortunate children.

By using products of everyday use like newspapers, colored paper, and charts, this bunch of girls made items that they exhibited on the ramp. Nisha, a standard 9 student made a crown using a Chinese hand-held fan while Nikita made one using rolled colored paper.

Girls like Nisha and Nikita, who participated in the fest were extremely shy and reserved only until volunteers from Bhumi intervened, motivated them about their skills and brought them to the forefront.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Tuition
Holistic Development
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Ignite' is an after-school program run by Bhumi for 2800 underprivileged children. This program provides an opportunity for children from low-income families to be up-to-speed with the education standards of their age. These classes are held by volunteers on weekends with modern, interactive tools.

Their progress is tracked through parameters like improvement in their scores from Baseline Assessment Tests. These children go to state-run schools during the week where their learning is debatable. The curriculum is put together to meet regional needs and undergoes periodic revision. Learning itself is activity-based to engage children on weekends. In addition to primary academic subjects, the supplementary education programme is designed to competently supplement academia, while building life skills.

Children who are a part of Ignite also get opportunities to participate in Nakshatra, a talent development programme by Bhumi to exhibit and develop their talents in arts and sports.

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About The NGO

Bhumi
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Bhumi

Three like-minded friends in the year 2006 related closely to the need for quality education and believed a solution that creates educationally empowered youth capable of active participation and development of the community they belong to will make them self-reliant, and self-sustainable.

Thus, Bhumi – India’‘s largest independent youth volunteering organisation was established in the year 2006 with a vision to help build a more influential, equal and socially conscious society and a mission to drive social change by fostering an environment where young adults & children learn, lead and thrive. Bhumi as a platform enables over 20,000 volunteers in over 12 cities across India for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare.

With an aim to render quality education, Bhumi provides comprehensive educational support for over 25,000 underprivileged children across India to help them break the cycle of poverty. Bhumi bridges the gaps in formal education and opportunities by providing language and STEAM education, life-skills support and scholarships for higher education:

- through volunteers at orphanages during weekends

- at low-income (private and government) schools with development support for teachers

- education at after-school community centres in urban slums

Most of our volunteers are students or working professionals under the age of 30 and go through mandatory orientation and in return gain immensely through our Leadership programme. Through this platform, the volunteers progress to more leadership roles and responsibility where they switch to education sector from the experiences gained from Bhumi. While holistic education is imparted to the children, Bhumi’‘s young volunteers are also transformed into socially conscious leaders in the education sector.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Vaishnavi Srinivasan

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Primary Education | children

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Bhumi has

provided quality education to 5256 underprivileged children

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2014: CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE (STATE LEVEL)

2017: Appreciation Letter

2016: Advanced Level - GuidestardIndia GOLD Transparency Award

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

Ignite' is an after-school program run by Bhumi for underprivileged children. This program provides an opportunity for children from low-income families to be up-to-speed with the education standards of their age. These classes are held by volunteers on weekends with modern, interactive tools.

Their progress is tracked through parameters like improvement in their scores from Baseline Assessment Tests. These children go to state-run schools during the week where their learning is debatable. The curriculum is put together to meet regional needs and undergoes periodic revision. Learning itself is activity-based to engage children on weekends. In addition to primary academic subjects, the supplementary education programme is designed to competently supplement academia, while building life skills.

Children who are a part of Ignite also get opportunities to participate in Nakshatra, a talent development programme by Bhumi to exhibit and develop their talents in arts and sports.

Story from the field

Ignite – Mentoring (Lakshya) aims to provide life skills and guide the children in understanding their own strengths and in defining an identity for themselves. The volunteers of this project had several discussions with the children to understand their plans for the future. They gave empathetic attention to each child regarding possible career options based on their interests. During the process they identified three children namely, Govind, Rahul and Santosh who wanted to opt for Diploma degrees in engineering after class 10. The children had to endure many hurdles to achieve this. The first was to improve their academic knowledge and with daily coaching assistance, this slowly came through where they put in efforts with a lot of dedication and concentration. Secondly, the home permitted stay of children only till class 10 exams and the children will have to fend for themselves after their last exam of class 10. So these three children feared that they would be stranded once again. Bhumi volunteers approached the home and convinced them, with great efforts, to allow the children to stay until their admissions. The next hurdle was the entrance exam, which these students cleared with decent scores. Unexpected troubles came up during the admission process. The children had to submit caste certificates from Delhi government as per admission rules. The three children had their certificates issued from their respective states and it takes months to transfer the caste certificate from one state to another. Fortunately, the concerned government officials were kind enough to speed up the process and issue the certificates in just few days. Many volunteers played key roles in this journey and took turns to ensure that one or the other member from the team were available for these children to continue providing academic coaching everyday till their admissions were complete. All three children got into reputed Polytechnic colleges in Delhi and are all set to start their journey towards a better tomorrow. The journey of these three children has motivated other children in the shelter home to focus their energy on education and to dream big towards a streamlined path.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?6500
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date4691
Village/City/State where project is located9 Cities across India
Total Budget for the project for FY18-1910000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD7140211

30 October, 2018

Bhumi's Update

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Program Update

Bhumi's academic programme poses a way to bridge educational inequities, in a scalable and cost-effective manner. The academic year began across cities where baseline assessments were implemented to identify the skills of the children. Programme kits were purchased such as story cards, flash cards, arrow cards, money cards, ganith mala etc., to deliver activity-based classes to the children. In the next few months, syllabus will be delivered to children based on their learning levels from the assessment conducted.

Story from the field

Dinesh was enrolled as a child in Bhumi's Ignite programme - Computer Project back in 2008 when he never had the opportunity to use a computer. In time, he was able to learn quickly, and he gained interest and enthusiasm because of the volunteer's teaching methodology. Due to his family situation, it was doubtful if he could study beyond class 10 but among other factors the confidence and motivation from the volunteers pushed him forward to pursue computer engineering in a polytechnic college. He went ahead to pursue higher studies further by taking an educational loan and with guidance from Bhumi volunteers, he continued to gain an in-depth understanding into computer science. While he aims to become a successful software engineer, he is aware of his community's needs - today, Dinesh volunteers with Bhumi to teach children in his neighbourhood the computer, thus creating a snowball effect of the nurtured nurturing others.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-1925000
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year20000

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