Help the cognitive development of a rural child by Vidyarambam

Help the cognitive development of a rural child


Every monthly donation helps educate more kids like Surya

Vidyarambam Trust works in the villages of Tamilnadu to help children get a strong arithmetic and language foundation. Due to the quality of government school education, many pre-primary students have very poor language and arithmetic skills.

Surya, a grade 2 student from the Panchayat Union Primary school Soorakkadu, was struggling to learn concepts in school. It was then he was enrolled at Vidyarambam center. He was introduced to play learning through word building and counting games. He soon improved to form sentences. Group learning helped him to learn from his peers and achieve results. Now he can read, write, and comprehend language.He is also comfortable with basics of arithmetic.

Surya enjoys learning and he is no more in danger of discontinuing his education.


By donating to this program

You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

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Program Description

Vidyarambam Trust, an NGO based in Chennai, has designed an affordable 'play-way' curriculum. The program identifies villages lacking a quality education, selects and trains teachers in such villages and provides supplemental education for under-achieving children.

This program is in three-level grades KG -1, 2 - 3, and 4 - 5 and is complementary to education provided in government schools. A teacher-student ratio of 1:20 is maintained to ensure focused-attention teaching. Their initiatives of training local women as teachers, organizing classes comprising of children with similar learning capacities, and using proven, enjoyable teaching methodologies have worked effectively. Almost 95% of the expenses are towards teaching, materials, monitoring and evaluating, and project support expenses.

This donation helps the center create better learning facilities for pre-primary children to form a strong educational foundation. When you support this program, a rural child with limited access to education gets a chance to learn better.

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About The NGO

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Vidyarambam is dedicated to providing enjoyable quality education to all under-privileged pre-primary and primary children to encourage them to successfully continue their education. It started out of a passion for disadvantaged rural children who were not getting a quality education.

Mr. V. Ranganathan, Founder, and President is basically an Automobile Engineer worked in India and the Middle East in Managerial capacity. He is retired and he devotes his time entirely to the Trust. He asks-Can we do not provide enjoyable education to attract children? Can we remove the social injustice of denying them a quality education at the vulnerable age?

Close to 8600 Primary and Middle School children have been served in the lifetime of the foundation. Support classes are conducted for over 1200 junior and senior school children

In 2012, Midtown's was awarded the Best digital Literacy Center by the Vidyarambam Trust Digital Literacy.

The foundation until today has changed 25000 lives directly and indirectly

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Founded in 1991
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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Primary Education | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2012: TATA Institute of Social Sciences

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

23 March, 2021

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Vidyarambam believes that every student is a success, and to make this a reality it offers support courses to aid in their journey towards literacy. Accordingly, it lends a helping hand to children already in school (pre-primary to class V), but weak in basics like languages - both English and Tamil, and Mathematics. Children work individually and in groups that lead to a deeper understanding of language, Mathematics, Science, Music, and much more. Since learning happens practically, a method which is different from the conventional method of ‘Talk and Chalk’, children show great enthusiasm to learn and it also facilitates learning their school syllabus with less difficulty. As said by Hodding Carter, There are two things we should give our children, one is ‘roots’ and the other is ‘Wings’.  Going by the saying, Vidyarambam aims to endow students with Knowledge, Creativity, Innovation, Discipline, and a Sense of Responsibility.

5 August, 2020

Innovate to transform the learning experience


Innovate to transform the learning experience

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Children are taught with hands-on experience predominantly like sowing seeds, harvest, measuring liquids, volume, etc. The tutors, assessors, and Coordinators are given repeated trainings and also encouraged to come out with novel ideas to teach the concepts. We also had the old student reunion wherein children shared their evergreen memories and also talked about our teaching methodology that is helping them. Sports Day and Science Project Day were done in the School in January and February respectively. Children displayed different innovative projects.

3 December, 2019

Children engaged in learning sessions


Children engaged in learning sessions

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23 May, 2019


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Program Update

Vidyarambam children learn through sensory motor activities and work with various specially designed materials that develop their cognitive powers. Children acquire different concept of mathematics through hands on learning according to their age group and also trained to read fluently in Tamil and English. Children work individually and in groups that lead to a deeper understanding of the language, Mathematics, Science and much more. Vidyarambam has developed its own kit for Primary children which are divided into 3 levels comprising of kids, Junior and Senior.

The academic year started with a first term training for the Coordinators and Assessors. We teach them to combine Samacheer syllabus with Vidyarambam materials. In Turn these Coordinators impart the training to the teachers in their respective area. Children have ice breaking games before starting the lessons like "Your name, my name”. While they enjoy this as a game, it also helps them to know each other. Lots of activities like making of paper ships, paper fan etc happen in the class which improves the hand eye coordination of the children. They also did sample paddy cultivation in their respective areas. Children are taken for a nature walk once in a week, they collect some things on their way and talk about the same in the class which develops their knowledge apart from vocabulary.

Story from the field

P. Kalpana is studying in V Standard in Thenmalai village in Tuticorin district. Her father’s name is Mr. Paraman and her mother’s name is Mrs.Shanmughathai. Both of them are daily wage laborers. Her Vidyarambam (VT) Teacher’s name is Ms. Kaleeswari. In the beginning, Kalpana was not attentive in the class and was not taking part in any of the group activities. Vidyarambam teachers are trained to identify such students and show special attention to these children. Slowly, she started participating in group activities and also came forward to answer questions. In Tamil, she was only able to read words but after the intervention of VT Teacher, she is now able to read small stories. In Maths, she has progressed from simple additions to multiplication tables. As we teach English using the phoneme method, she is picking up well and now able to identify words. Since learning happens practically, a method which is different from the conventional method of ‘Talk and Chalk’, children show great enthusiasm to learn and it also facilitates in learning their school syllabus with less difficulty.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 91
Village/City/State where project is located Thenmalai and Narayanapuram in Sankarankoil in Tirunelveli District in TamilNadu
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 Rs.216000
Total Expenses for the project YTD Rs.116298