VIDYA is an NGO that empowers communities through an integrated approach by helping vulnerable members – youth, women and children- transform through education. Driven by the dictum “Empowering one, empowers the other” VIDYA envisions an India where every child gets an education, every youth an opportunity to succeed, and every woman the right to equality. With nationally-recognised programmes like remedial education, computer training, adult literacy, skills training, microfinance, and social entrepreneurship, the organisation believes in working with people at an individual level.
Programs are offered in three major cities across India, in some of the poorest neighborhoods of Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The team comprises 350 people including local and foreign volunteers, teachers and staff and a large circle of committed friends, donors and well-wishers. We've impacted more than 3,50,000 people over 33 years. The organization continues to run with fire in her belly, to educate, empower and transform India.
VIDYA added 6 new photos.Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 8:00am
It was a day full dance, music and fun for our children at the VIDYA Pappankalan Community Development Project. They were all thrilled to meet Genevieve from Monde par la main/ Give a Hand. They shared their personal experiences about what they learn at #lotusclub and also performed a dance sequence for her.
The VIDYA Pappankalan Community Program has been in existence for about 15 years now. Currently it is impacting over 100 children, youth and women through initiatives like Beyond School, Silai centre for women and NIIT computer course, with the generous support of Monde par la main/ Give a Hand. Thank you #giveahand
VIDYA added 11 new photos.Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 2:29pm
It's been a great day for both VIDYA and SG GSC, a day that had lots of happy moments strung and saved for recollection and remembrance for all involved. The SG CSR team from France had visited VIDYA Bhagini, Bangalore and spent a good lot of time interacting with students, engaging a fruitful discussion with VIDYA team; Impressed with our cause and work and excited that their vision matches our objective, they left satisfied and certainly pleased and very happy with our services.
We see dreams come alive everyday at VIDYA. There is hope in every corner and education and hard work are the two pillars that keep it fueled. Jayshree Kharat was unemployed and nervous on her first day at VIDYA when she joined our big byte course at Computer Learning & Resource Centre (CLRC) in Powai, Mumbai. We saw her working hard every single day to train herself to support her family. She walked into class everyday with excitement in her eyes as she tried her hands at something new - a computer.
Today, she works as an assistant and computer operator in the food and chemical department at IIT Bombay. She earns 8000 rupees a month and is happily supporting her family. She continues to learn and grow each day as she develops new skills at our computer centers.
We do our bit to support many many like Jayshree, who deserve the same opportunities as all of us. You'll be surprised to learn how very little support can be life changing for someone.
Women can play a significant role in alleviating poverty provided they are given a chance and platform to learn and showcase their skills. The VIDYA Mandira Margam Program has become a haven for women and girls who come from lower income groups or vulnerable backgrounds. This year with the generous support of Deloitte, VIDYA has introduced two new vocational training courses (cooking/ baking and beautician) under the Mandira Margam Program for socially and economically disadvantaged women.
Here is a glimpse of our soon to be beauty professionals learning the threading technique at the centre in Gurugram.
Carol R. Rinke;John F. McAdam Feb 18, 2014 Nothing may be more feared in the minds of young children and their parents than learning the basic math facts. Just hearing the times tables takes many of us back to our own childhoods, staring at a blank page and trying to remember the dreaded 9 x 8 = 72....
"Literature is humanity talking to itself." ~ Norman Rush
The Literary Festival celebrated at the VIDYA School Gurgaon, experienced a plethora of activities like creative writing, picture compositions, poem recitations and comprehensive reading. The week long festival culminated on 22nd December, 2017 with a commendable show put up by our students. While the junior students demonstrated 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' in the form of a play, the senior students presented book reviews and their critical appreciation of books like the Guliver's Travel and the Tale of the Melon City.
Chief Guests included Kshipra Narain, who interacted with the students and conducted a class in creative writing that inspired our students' imagination.
We were also joined by Mr Saurabh Shukla, a prominent journalist graced this event as the chief guest. He interacted with the students of class 11th and answered their questions about journalism today. He also shared his personal experiences like interviewing President Donald Trump and debating with contemporaries like Arnab Goswami.