VIDYA Pune is our newest project, led by one of our most experienced social workers from VIDYA Mumbai. Pune is a vibrant town just 118 kilometers from Mumbai, which is seeing massive economic and population growth. Yet, according to Pune’s municipal corporation, 40% of the city’s population lives in poverty when accounting for important factors other than just income. We saw a place for the VIDYA ethos at Pune’s schools, and led it our decision to expand the beyond school and primary school efforts into Pune last year. VIDYA Pune currently works out of the Swami Vivekananda Primary School, at Ghorpadi village, serving 250 children and we’re starting to scale our efforts with the help of sponsors, donors and volunteers.