Our Vision

To be the fountainhead for empowering and transforming lives through education.

Our Mission

To optimize the potential of children, youth and women by providing holistic education through schools, collaborations and community programs.

Our Values

Excellence Every Day

We believe in going above and beyond what’s expected by taking ownership of the task and seeing it through till the end

People Matter
We believe in people and their power to create change

Act with integrity

We believe in doing the right thing under all circumstances

Think Forward

We strive to recognize and act on every opportunity for progress, self-improvement and inclusion. We need to use our power of anticipation to start creating a positive future which will transform lives.

Global citizenship

We believe we are citizens of the world, and everything we do is driven by a desire to see betterment for humanity

VIDYA’s History

VIDYA is a non-profit NGO. We’re a charitable organization that specializes in the education and empowerment of less-privileged children, youth and women through working with them at an individual level. Our nationally-recognized programmes include schools, remedial education, computer training, adult literacy, skills training, microfinance and social entrepreneurship.

Founded in 1985 by Ms. Rashmi Misra, it began with her teaching a class of five girls in her home on the campus of IIT Delhi. VIDYA now offers programs in five major cities across India, in some of the poorest neighborhoods of Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai and Bangalore. Our team of about 350 people includes local and foreign volunteers, teachers and staff and a large circle of committed friends, donors and well-wishers. VIDYA has made a difference in the lives of more than 220,000 families over 33 years, over 2,500 women have been empowered to earn their own living, and more than 120,000 people across 20 rehabilitated slums in Delhi and Mumbai have benefited from our programs.

Sponsors span across India, the US and Europe, some providing constant support to us, and thousands of volunteers have worked with us over the years.

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