Isha Vidhya

About Isha Vidhya

As a part of Isha’s social outreach programs, Isha Vidhya rural schools have been established in villages (under the umbrella of Isha Education, founded in 2005) to provide high quality school education to underprivileged rural children, who cannot otherwise access or afford it. In addition, in 2012, Isha Vidhya began to carry out critical interventions to improve the quality of education in rural Government schools, for which Isha Vidhya created its ‘Government School Support Program’ (GSSP).

Isha Vidhya schools distinguish themselves, as they:
1) Take education beyond literacy and rudimentary skills.
2) Strive to make children fluent in English and adept in computer skills.
3) Adopt a nurturing approach to education, helping children realize their full potential.
4) Promote education for girls.
5) Increase educational awareness in rural communities while preserving local identities and culture.
6) Equip rural youth with skills to rise above 'hopeless' situations of the past.

Isha Vidhya currently operates 9 schools, 8 in Tamil Nadu & 1 in Andhra Pradesh. The schools presently have 7158 children (46% girls), with about 61% of students on free education supported by donations under the Isha Vidhya scholarship program.

Under the ‘Government School Support Program’, Isha Vidhya has currently adopted 121 Primary, High and Higher secondary schools in Tamil Nadu, which impact over 37000 children. In Andhra Pradesh, the project carries out direct intervention in 3000 Government schools in Chittoor district, which are benefiting over 1 lakh children and 20,000 Government teachers.


Full educational support
Your donation provides a child with all their educational needs including tuition, books, notebooks, uniforms, transport and nutritious noon meals for one academic year.

Even nominal school fees are beyond the means of some rural families. Recognizing this challenge, Isha Vidhya provides scholarships which cover students’ tuition, notebooks and textbooks for one academic year.

Classrooms and Lab facilities
Each new Isha Vidhya classroom facilitates the education of 40 children every year. These spacious, well-ventilated classrooms are designed in such a way that both teachers and children enjoy learning within. Lab rooms enhance the curriculum with practical, hands-on learning. These labs, designed for physics, chemistry, math and computer-aided learning, benefit the entire school, which, at full capacity, will accommodate 1,100 students.

Expansion of our Government School Support program (GSSP)
Support us in extending the innovative approach and methodology from Isha Vidhya signature schools to government schools throughout India. Interventions in 3121 schools in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh currently benefit 137,000 students, with plans for continued expansion. Goals of the adoption project include development of skilled teachers, improvement of student-teacher ratio, and improving literacy and numeracy through the introduction of remedial programs as well as high-impact learning tools and methods to foster the holistic development of the child.

Isha Vidhya currently operates nine schools in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh,creating a significant impact in the lives of villagers in the vicinity. The schools cater to more than 7115 children (46% girls), with about 61% of students receiving free education supported by donations under the Isha Vidhya scholarship program.

Isha Vidhya functions on a grass-roots level, relying on community involvement and the support of innumerable volunteers and donors. Check our website and learn more about Isha Vidhya. Join us in our efforts to empower the rural youth of India!

Contribution Categories
  • Isha Vidhya provides high quality education to underprivileged rural children. Please join us and transform a child's life by sponsoring:
  • Full Education Support (FES:Tuition, Books, Noon-meal, Transport, Uniform): Rs.25000/ child/yr.
  • Scholarship (Tuition, Books): Rs.14000/ child/ yr
  • Food (Nutritious noon meal. For most kids, their only nutritious meal of the day):Rs. 4000 /child/yr
  • Transport by School Bus (Children come from a radius of about 15 km around the school. Public transport is unreliable or non-existent): Rs. 6000
  • Any Other Amount
  • Sponsors of FES or scholarship will be allotted specific children and their details will be shared thru' email. // Like us on Facebook: ishavidhya // Tweet us under: @ishavidhya

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Event Details

RaceThe Wipro Chennai Marathon 2017
Race Day3rd December 2017