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            We are raising funds for Isha Vidhya, a nonprofit educational initiative supporting underprivileged children in rural India. Isha Vidhya is committed to raising the level of education and literacy in rural India and helping disadvantaged children realize their full potential.

 

            We have been moved by the support our small donation provided to Priyadarshini, a 5th grade student whose education we have been sponsoring since the past few years. It was heart-warming to receive Priyadarshini's quarterly progress reports, to see the areas she was doing well in and areas she was challenged by and the dedication to learning that she demonstrated. It was beautiful to see her hand-colored ‘Thank You’ note at the end of the year – it was something small from our end but had made a big difference in her life. 

 

       Many of you very generously supported us when we reached out for the first time last year. We are reaching out again this year because we have seen first-hand the difference Isha Vidhya is making to the lives of little children and families in rural India, families like Priyadarshini’s.

 

           The holistic, activity-based approach of Isha Vidhya's educational system nurtures children's development beyond just academics ensuring that students realize their full potential and learn in a joyful manner.

 

           We are participating in a 10k Sevathon walk to create awareness for the much-needed work Isha Vidhya is doing towards educating rural children.

 

We are hoping to raise funds to provide full educational scholarship for up to 10 children this year.

100% of your donation would go towards a child's education, not towards administrative costs.


Donors of $240 or $480 would also receive information about the child being sponsored and quarterly progress reports.

 

We are continuing full educational support for Priyadarshini and another child that we sponsored last year.

 

All donations are 100% tax deductible (Tax Id 62-1794866).  A receipt will be provided for all modes of donation, choose the one most convenient for you. 

Paypal/Credit Card : Please click the Donate button to the right of this page.
Cash/Check : Please contact us.
Employer Matching : Find out if your employer has a donation matching program and if Isha Foundation is one of the supported charities. 


Isha Vidhya website : http://www.ishavidhya.org/

 

Thanks to all your efforts in Sevathon 2015, Isha Vidhya raised $50,000 that went towards educating 125 rural kids, building a new classroom and other educational efforts. 

Further details on how the funds raised last year were used can be found here at the "How you made a difference Report".

 

Any contribution would go a long way in making a child’s future significantly better.

With love and appreciation,
Renu + Vikram

 

A little bit about Isha Vidhya : 

 

  • The first Isha Vidhya school was started in 2006 and there are now 9 rural schools in Tamilnadu and one in Andhra Pradesh benefitting 5820 children.
  • The first 7 schools currently have classes from KG to Class 11 and the remaining two from LKG to Classes 7 and 8.
  • About 60% of these children are supported on full scholarships while the rest pay a nominal fee. 
  • Special efforts are made to enroll children from economically disadvantaged segments, especially tribals and girls.
  • Day to day operations of schools are managed by a team that is overseen by a Management committee comprised of highly qualified and experienced people. All of these individuals are full or part-time volunteers who receive no remuneration for their services.
  • In addition to these 9 schools, Isha Vidhya has also adopted 40 rural government schools and various initiatives have been taken to improve the quality of education in these schools benefitting 28000 students.

 

 

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    Isha Vidhya, an Isha Education Initiative, is committed to raise the level of education and literacy in rural India and help disadvantaged children realize their full potential.
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