“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


VIDYA Mumbai was incepted in the year 2000, in the campus of IIT Bombay Began implementing VIDYA’s decades of experience in the field of education and community development initiatives. VIDYA Mumbai expanded its reach across communities to better serve vast segments of children, youth, and women through its various initiatives. In this journey of 10+ years now, VIDYA Mumbai leads several initiatives, including, Beyond School, Digital Empowerment Program, Bhavishya Yaan, Youth Program, School Partnerships & Women Empowerment Program called Margam, The organization also organizes various events, activities, and excursion to provide holistic development service to empower the less-privileged communities.

Program:

Beyond School – Is a supplement learning program to provide holistic education to children from lesser privileged communities to be able to sustain education and join college.

  • Objective is to provide quality education to students which is the need due to the gap created due to lack of education delivery in municipal and other low-income schools
  • To bring a change in learning levels of the students 
  • To provide holistic development opportunities by keeping children interested in education through a variety of classes that include not just academic subjects but also shared reading, music, drama, art, sports and excursions

Digital Empowerment Program (DEP) – DEP aims to bridge the digital divide by offering Computer Literacy, Computer Application Skill, Employability Skill Development.

  • Objective is to provide opportunities to build a competent portfolio 
  • To prepare and improve their employability skills 
  • To provide the digital skills and soft skills needed for a successful transition into the workplace not otherwise provided by their colleges 
  • To provide Job Linkage and Placement to the job seeking youth

Bhavishya-yaan – A program offered in collaboration with Rotary in Municipal Schools across Mumbai imparting knowledge in Spoken English, Life Skills, and Digital Literacy.

  • Objective is to strengthen the students with the Spoken English skills and capacities for professional education and employability
  • To teach students critical skills like decision making, problem solving, interpersonal relationship through life skill sessions and teach basic Digital Skills

Youth Program – This program consists of NIOS (Drop out of 10th & 12th), varied courses on employability, and personal development for participants aged 16 to 30. 

  • Objective is to provide the drop-out  youth with avenues to complete their 10th and 12th through NIOS by imparting academic assistance be employable, socially responsible and productive citizens
  • Is to make each and every youth job-ready by training them in soft skills and life skills
  • Is to increase the student’s social awareness and responsibility and students to be agents of change in their own communities regarding issues such as environment, gender, caste, etc
  • Is to inculcate a sense of leadership and giveback to society through youth forum

School Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

As VIDYA believes in holistic education, VIDYA works with BMC authorities under a Public-Private Partnership model as the education partner teaching academics in BMC Schools. 

  • Objective is to develop the academic literacy and numeracy levels   and to inculcate values through life skills teaching in the students belonging to Municipal Schools. 
  • Ultimate goal is to equip students with skills and competencies so that they achieve their potential

School Partnership – As VIDYA believes in holistic education, VIDYA works with BMC authorities under a Public-Private Partnership model as the education partner teaching academics in BMC Schools.

  • Objective is to educate students on the fundamentals of computer hardware and software operations, digital content creation, communication, and collaboration, awareness on digital ethics , and prepare them for the 21st century workplace 

             Spoken English

  • Objective is to make students perform better in English subject academically 
  • To empower students with spoken English so that they can take formal college education  and employability 
  • To enhance the confidence and self-image of students academically and personally so that they achieve their potential.

Margam (Women Empowerment Program) – Margam addresses local problems by empowering women through initiatives towards Vocational Skills, Literacy, and Spoken English for mothers, Awareness, and Micro-finance schemes.

  • Objective is to educate and equip women and young girls with skills needed towards employability and entrepreneurship
  • Through learning these skills, women contribute to the improvement of the economic status of their families in communities.