Project #14516

Gift an education...Make a life !

by Isha Vidhya


Isha Vidhya's English-medium schools provide high quality school education to rural children in India who cannot otherwise access or afford it. The schools adopt a nurturing & holistic approach to education, helping children learn joyfully. 61% of the children are supported on full scholarships while the rest pay a subsidized fee. Your donation will go towards creating critical infrastructure like classrooms, lab & learning material, school bus, etc. for 8 Isha Vidhya rural schools in India.
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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, teachers being unmotivated and frequently absent. 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.


Education is the only ladder for these rural children to climb out of poverty. Isha Vidhya creates a bright future for 7,158 rural children in its 9 rural schools providing quality infrastructure, computers, joyful learning aids, special English language program (Karadi Path) and holistic development through sports, yoga and nutritious noon meals. The schools actively promote education for girls. Many children learn to use a toilet only at school. The schools transform and make the child's life.

Long-Term Impact

Children passing out of the school would have received a good quality education with English and computer literacy and holistic development, which would enable them to realize their full potential in any field they choose. This education is the key to lifting them and their families out of the vicious cycle of poverty. The Isha Vidhya schools also provide a base to intervene in Govt. schools in the district to enhance the quality of education in these Govt. schools as well.

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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Isha Vidhya

Location: Coimbatore, Tamilnadu - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Venkat Ramakrishnan
Bangalore, Karnataka India
$75,366 raised of $1,000,000 goal
681 donations
$924,634 to go
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