Vetrivel Foundation

Vetrivel Foundation

Owner: Vetrivel Foundation

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Vetrivel Foundation is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to bridge the digital divide in the education that exists between the remote villages/ under privileged regions and those who have easy access to modern education tools.


What we do:

1. Translate and distribute the Khan Academy English videos in various regional languages of India - starting with Tamil (Khan Academy Website:

2. Source and distribute open source multimedia education contents to underprivileged schools.


Why we do:

With the help of the multimedia education contents, Vetrivel foundation aims to improve the quality of education and decrease the drop-out rate in rural schools of India


When we started visiting schools in rural areas of India, we found two key problems while interacting with the students and teachers

1. Students are least interested in studies as there is no push from the parents. Most of the student's parents are daily wage employees who don't realize the importance of education.

2. Teachers are not capable of improving the quality of education as they are not adequately trained with the contemporary teaching methods,


When Vetrivel foundation started distributing the Khan Academy Tamil and other opensource multimedia contents to the schools and trained the students and teachers on how to use those contents, we started realizing the below benefits.

1. Multimedia education contents increased the curiosity among the students to learn and question.

2. Teachers started participating in teaching while playing the video contents.


We realized that this is a great opportunity to create a “Sustainable Ecosystem” where both teachers and students participate equally in improving the education quality all by themselves.


How we do:

Vetrivel Foundation’s primary focus is on developing education contents. We have a 50-50 model wherein 50 percent of the contents are created by our volunteers and 50 percent of the contents are created by freelancers. We outsource the content creation so as to increase the pace of translation and sourcing of other opensource multimedia education contents.


We collaborate with local non-profit organizations in India who deliver our contents to rural schools and train the students and teachers on how to use the contents. Collaboration with the local NGOs helps us reach the schools in rural areas faster and easier. These NGOs who interact with the students and teachers inturn provide feedback to us on our contents that helps us improve the quality of our contents.


 Link to Vetrivel Foundation's Khan Academy Tamil YouTube Channel:

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