VIDYA West Zone

For over two decades, VIDYA West Zone, formerly known as VIDYA Mumbai, has been at the forefront of a transformative movement, dedicated to the education, empowerment, and transformation of underprivileged communities across Western India. What began as a dream within the hallowed walls of IIT Bombay in the year 2000 has blossomed into an inspiring journey that has positively impacted the lives of countless individuals across Mumbai and beyond.

VIDYA West Zone’s odyssey commenced with grassroots initiatives in Mumbai, reaching out to the most marginalized sections of society and providing them with the invaluable gift of education & skill. Over the years, the organization has experienced remarkable growth, expanding its footprint to encompass 16 centers across 9 communities and 21 schools in the city

Driven by its success in Mumbai, VIDYA West Zone has now extended its reach to Pune and Goa, empowering underprivileged communities in these regions with access to quality education and skill development programs. The organization is also actively exploring opportunities for further expansion into Gujarat, with the aim of amplifying its impact and reaching even more beneficiaries.

Through its programs, VIDYA West Zone has touched the lives of over 2,00,000 beneficiaries, empowering them with knowledge, skills, and opportunities that have paved the way for a brighter future.
From humble beginnings in Mumbai to becoming a catalyst for transformative change across Western India, VIDYA West Zone’s journey is a testament to the power of collective action, unwavering determination, and a relentless commitment to social upliftment. This remarkable feat would not have been possible without the visionary leadership of its Founder President, the dedication of its Founder Members, the invaluable support of Donor Partners and Individual Donors, the tireless efforts of passionate Staff members, and the resilience of the VIDYA Beneficiaries themselves.
As VIDYA West Zone celebrates over 20 years of empowering lives through education, it looks forward to many more years of fostering empowerment, instigating transformation, and achieving collective impact across the Western region of India. For VIDYA West Zone, this journey is not merely a chapter in history but a continuous pursuit of creating a future where education knows no boundaries, and every individual has the opportunity to unleash their full potential.


Beyond School Program

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Bhavishya-Yaan Program

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Public Private Partnership

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Spoken English Program

VIDYA’s School Partnership- Spoken English program aims at filling the gaps in quality.


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Adult Literacy Program

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Digital Empowerment
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Digital Empowerment
Program - Youth

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Digital Empowerment
Program - Women

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Women Empowerment Program - Margam

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Entrepreneurship - Margam

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Youth Program

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Community Transformation Initiative

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Lighthouse Community Initiative - Rotary Club of Bombay

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Covid-19 Initiative

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