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.
Great things often have a simple beginning!
There is always a first time for everything. Ms. Lipika's series of life skill sessions on 'Goal planning' led students to draft their own plan on a table using task, activities, beginning and ending date etc. as pointers. A hands on experience on project planning in a small way will go a long way in designing the career graph of the attendees!
Striving hard to keep the freedom going... and alive in a larger canvas, dimensions and shades!
Independence Day celebrations @ VIDYA, Mali Foundation, Bangalore!
Dr. Deepa Srivastava enlightened the gathering on the qualities that the 24 spokes in the Ashoka Chakra signify; the chief guest Mr. Sathya motivated the students, promised his support to train and drive a business module, lent his hand in creating entrepreneurs, building careers and guide students in becoming self reliant!
As we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of independent India, we also hold high many individuals and organisations that are striving hard to keep the freedom alive, with their thoughts, speech, action and their spirit!