VIDYA Bangalore

Bangalore is a city of 8.5 million people in Southern India. It’s the “IT capital”, and well-known for its greenery, culture, cuisine, and thriving entrepreneurial space. The rapid economic growth that Bangalore has witnessed over the past 2 decades has created ever-widening social divides. 

VIDYA Bangalore has been addressing the economic and social inequities for the past 10 years by empowering the most vulnerable members of underprivileged communities – children, youth and women – through a holistic approach that includes access to quality education and training and instilling life skills and values.

VIDYA Bangalore’s programs have been growing in scope and reach over the years. We have impacted 10000+ beneficiaries, awarded 2500+ certificates through various programs in govt. schools, VIDYA centres and in the communities since its inception in 2010.

VIDYA Bangalore’s interventions align with 3 of the 17 goals for sustainable development set by the United Nations:

(i) Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

(ii) Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

(iii) Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

The interventions are provided through the following programs:

  • Beyond School Program in government schools and at VIDYA Centre of Excellence.
  • Gyanarthi Program – Primary school and Middle School education support to appear for the exams conducted by the Open School of Education/NIOS, Central Education Board.
  • Scholarship Program for students from economically challenged background to continue their education beyond class X.
  • Digital Literacy Program in government schools, communities and at VIDYA Centres.
  • Communicative English Program at VIDYA Centres.
  • Skill Development Program for women in the communities and at VIDYA centres.
  • VIDYA Margam, an entrepreneurship initiative.
  • VIDYA Sanskriti Program, a multidimensional approach to build rich ethnic values in music, dance arts and performing arts.

VIDYA Bangalore’s senior management team includes professionals who bring in diverse and rich experience and expertise. Strong program execution capabilities, continuous engagement & interaction with donors and transparent reporting have helped VIDYA in developing strong donor relationship and sustained funding support ranging from 2-7 years. Resilient and impactful partner relationships have brought quality and robustness to program execution, and have driven social and economic impact for all categories of beneficiaries.


Beyond School Program

Our Beyond School Program augments the syllabus taught at government schools with classes on Computer skills, Life skills and spoken English.

Gyanarthi Programme

Gyanarthi Programme is an Open Basic Education program where the students have the advantage of learning at their own pace and potential.

Scholarship Program

Launched in 2012, scholarship program supports education of economically disadvantaged youth beyond class X and moulds them for future.

Digital Empowerment Program

VIDYA has joined the endeavour to bridge the digital divide by setting up the Computer Centre in govt.


The unique aspect of our curriculum is that it is tailor-made to suit students with varying aspirations, needs and levels.

Skill Development Program for women

VIDYA skill-building program strives to empower the women, and community at large.

Margam Program

An entrepreneurship initiative during the last 4 months of the training course. VIDYA's Margam initiative trains women to design, develop, produce & sell handcrafted products.

Sanskriti Program

This program will be conducted in partnership with renowned artists. The program will benefit both privileged and underprivileged children; contributing to their learning.

COVID Initiative

During the lockdown period, we reached out to our beneficiaries sharing appropriate information, authentic news and available helplines.

Mali Foundation

Mali Vidya through the Bhagini Women Empowerment program helps underprivileged young girls and economically challenged women to sustain themselves.

VIDYA Centre of Excellence​

The activities of Vidya at the grassroots level work with the mantra of “Educate. Empower. Transform”. The purpose of this centre is to provide high-quality education to students.

Vidya South Bangalore

The overwhelming response, the never say die attitude of the women, their immense thirst to learn got us thinking of a dedicated space and center of learning in South Bangalore.