For more than thirty two years, VIDYA's success and achievements at a country-widescale have been in large part because of the way we work- we believe that each issue requires a tailor-made solution, and each solution is a homegrown movement of its own headed by passionate teams empowered to think freely and creatively. These projects are linked to VIDYA by name, a strong common ethos and veteran leaders who think pan-VIDYA
A year ago, we decided that we could work even better and make a greater impact with just one additional change - to start a culture of collaboration and a shared vision across VIDYA. We realized there was a wealth of information collected by our teams across India, and invaluable experiences, so enabling and encouraging sharing would make a massive impact. And so, only a year later, we can confidently say we're thinking as "One VIDYA", and it's yielding great results!
First, we united our governance, finance and HR departments in one HQ across India, which has streamlined our efficiency while maintaining all the creative freedom our centers enjoy. Then, we inaugurated the VIDYA Mitr, Friends of VIDYA and Curriculum programs, which we will soon implement across all VIDYA centers. VIDYA Mitr is a mentorship program that attaches an experienced mentor to each student, to significantly increase their chance of achieving their goals. Friends of VIDYA is a center based in North America, which will lead the way in creating global leaders and sponsors for VIDYA in India. Lastly, this year we also aim to create a shared and detailed template for planning curricula, based on thirty years of experience in teaching in directly working with our beneficiaries.
VIDYA focuses on the most vulnerable members of underprivileged communities- the children, youth and women. We've gone through another year of success stories, and it's our amazing, passionate team that makes it all happen. We've compiled a report a little differently this time, keeping in mind this "One VIDYA" thrust. We think it'll give you a fantastic overview of what VIDYA has been up to, voices from those we serve, and a greater sense of our long-term goals and vision for India.