VIDYA is an NGO that empowers communities through an integrated approach by helping vulnerable members – youth, women and children- transform through education. Driven by the dictum “Empowering one, empowers the other” VIDYA envisions an India where every child gets an education, every youth an opportunity to succeed, and every woman the right to equality. With nationally-recognised programmes like remedial education, computer training, adult literacy, skills training, microfinance, and social entrepreneurship, the organisation believes in working with people at an individual level.
Programs are offered in three major cities across India, in some of the poorest neighborhoods of Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The team comprises 350 people including local and foreign volunteers, teachers and staff and a large circle of committed friends, donors and well-wishers. We've impacted more than 3,50,000 people over 33 years. The organization continues to run with fire in her belly, to educate, empower and transform India.
Our very enthusiastic VIDYA Shringar women from the South Bangalore center attended the self-grooming makeup workshop by Sujata Bhatia, Miss India Worldwide 2018 and received certificates of participation.
Dussehra and Ayudha Pooja greetings from VIDYA!!!
Dussera...It's that time of the year when we relive the victory of lord Ram and the triumph of Goddess Shakti, all displaying and unfurling the conquest of Good over Evil! It is also a day to celebrate and honour the tools, materials and equipments that make our lives easier in addition to aiding, supporting and tending to our needs and requirements making all our efforts a success eventually!!!
Thank you Portland, Oregon, for supporting VIDYA! We spent two incredible days with an enthusiastic set of people who are excited to collaborate & support VIDYA.
We're proud to successfully begin the Friends of VIDYA movement in Portland, OR with the support of several volunteers who have shown tremendous interest and passion to be involved with our vision to Educate, Empower and Transform the lives of children, youth and women!
Friends of VIDYA is our overseas project that will be helping us towards our Vision 2023: scaling our schools and skill programs to their greatest potential. It will do this by attracting passionate, experienced and enthusiastic professionals, sponsors, mentors and volunteers abroad for our programs in India.
Thank you so much Ranjani Subramanian for being the catalyst for all this to happen!
The joy in giving!!!
The joy derived in giving brings extreme happiness, deep satisfaction, an adrenaline rush, empowering experience of giving back to the society and a strong sense of purpose, a study defines.
The early bird catches the worm! Goes a say! We, at VIDYA started early to celebrate the 'Joy of Giving' week, to capture the joy, smiles and laughter that 'giving' infuses by donating new and reusable clothes and paper bags made by all the students to donate to the 'Charity Shop' of karuneshraya, an NGO next door! @ VIDYA, Mali Foundation, Bangalore!!!