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.
At the VIDYA Tech Fair 2019 in Mumbai, showcasing various Tech Projects
One of them was the XY 2D Robotic Plotter.
XY 2D Robotic Plotter is a robot which provides the fastest way to produce very large drawings. This is made using Arduino boards. The students of VIDYA created this project using 3D printing technology and Arduino programming.
VIDYA students in Mumbai are enjoying the annual Summer #LitFest based on the states on India this year.
Smita Vyas an artist and an entrepreneur and a long time friend of the organisation spent time with our students.
Here’s what she had to say about her experience “Had a delightful morning sharing stories from Manipur. Full of witches and spirits and bamboo shoots. We also watched the Tetseo sisters in action and learnt how to say a few words. Ninghsinaahairei! Vidya for once again letting me learn and then share with the kids. I always always have fun here.”
Destined to believe? No... Believe to define your happiness!:
Beliefs and values design and define the characteristics, attitude and destiny of an individual. Some beliefs make us, yet some others mar our happiness quotient. Lipika, Life Skill trainer at VIDYA Bangalore, guided the students to introspect, revisit, and enlist stronger beliefs. These will help unravel and unload the old beliefs burdening them, and in doing so, forge a new, beautiful path in their lives!
The summer camp was launched in Arekere Primary school from the first week of March and ended on 29th. During school hours volunteers along with the teachers were trained to carry out these classes, reaching around 86 students, both 6th and 7th standard.
It was fun learning through different methods and STEAM-based activities, adopted to improve the learning level of not only Math, Science and English but also vocational skills like embroidery, culinary and the making of decorative items.
Thankful for the wholehearted efforts of all the volunteers involved in making the Summer Camp a success.