“At every step of my life I’ve been supported by VIDYA. The word that comes to mind when someone says VIDYA is ‘development’.
VIDYA has helped in my all-around development.”
– Aarti Deokar, Class X, VIDYA
In 2000, VIDYA opened an office in Mumbai on the campus of IIT Bombay and began implementing decades of experience in the field of education and community empowerment. In no time, VIDYA began to grow. Extending beyond IIT Bombay, the staff at VIDYA Mumbai decided to settle within the community itself to reach more children, youth, and women, to better serve the community. Today, VIDYA Mumbai operates 32 centers in 7 communities and 17 schools, and reaches more than 8,500 beneficiaries.
Throughout the year, VIDYA Mumbai leads several initiatives, including Beyond School, Bhavishya Yaan, Youth Program, and School Partnerships. To support students, their families, and their teachers, VIDYA Mumbai manages the Computer Learning & Resource Center, Community Initiatives Cell, and Learning & Development Cell. The organization also organizes various events, activities, and excursions—from Sunday morning football to the annual literature festival.