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Creator: Isha Education | NGO:Isha Education

Isha Vidhya's English-medium schools provide high quality school education to rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it. We adopt a nurturing and holistic approach to education, helping children realize their full potential. Your donation will go 100% towards creating critical infrastructure like classrooms, furniture & fittings, academic learning materials, science lab equipments & digital contents for the 8 Isha Vidhya rural schools situated in Tamil Nadu, India.

Current state of Rural Education in India
Despite considerable economic progress in India in the last couple of decades, poverty has continued to pervade rural areas. Children in rural areas have been denied access to proper education with schools lacking basic facilities, unmotivated and frequently absent teachers. Even those who eventually make it through twelve years of schooling graduate lacking even basic skills, making it impossible to seek gainful employment or pursue higher education.

How does Isha Vidhya help improve the situation?
Education is the only ladder that we could provide to raise these underprivileged rural children out of poverty. For most of these children their only good meal of the day is at school. Many learn how to use a toilet and other aspects of personal hygiene only at school. Our school transforms almost every aspect of a child's life and parental attitudes to education as well, while preserving and enhancing awareness of their local culture.

Isha Vidhya schools would also be a base to intervene in Govt. schools nearby to enhance the quality of education in these Govt. schools as well.

Sharing by a Parent
“My husband is no more. I work as an agricultural labourer. The scholarship program has changed my daughter's life. My family and I are so happy to see my daughter studying in an English-medium school!” 
- Mrs. Baby, parent of S.Dhanusiya Preethi, Parent of an Isha Vidhya school student

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Why Isha Vidhya – a volunteer's perspective:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkMmCbiLWr4

Please visit www.ishavidhya.org for more information or contact us at give.india@ishavidhya.org. Thank you for your generous support. 

Please note that minimum donations by cheque is Rs.535 (500 + 7% charges for Give India).

Mission/Vision

"As a part of Isha’s social outreach programs, Isha Vidhya rural schools have been started in villages (under the umbrella of Isha Education, established in 2005) to provide high quality school education to underprivileged rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it. Isha Vidhya aims to provide high quality school education to rural children who cannot otherwise afford it. Isha Vidhya schools • take education beyond literacy and rudimentary skills • strive to make children fluent in English and adept in computer skills • adopt a nurturing approach to education, helping children realize their full potential • actively promote education of female children • increase educational awareness in rural communities • preserve village identities and culture. • equip rural youth with skills to rise above the ‘hopeless’ situation they often find themselves in, empowering them to pursue higher studies or gainful employment "

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