Isha Foundation’s vision for Rural Education

Isha Vidhya, an Isha Education initiative of Isha Foundation, is committed to raise the level of education and literacy in rural India and help disadvantaged children realize their full potential. The project seeks to ensure quality education for children in rural areas in order to create equal opportunities for all to participate in and benefit from India’s economic growth.

With English computer based education, complemented by innovative methods for overall development and blossoming of each individual, Isha Vidhya Schools empower rural children to meet future challenges. Scholarships for the underprivileged children ensure that affordability is not a hurdle. Sadhguru’s intention and goal is to start at least one English medium school in each of the 32 districts in Tamil Nadu and through them, intervene in the Govt. schools around them to raise the quality of education in the Govt schools as well.

Isha Vidhya currently operates 9 schools ( 8 in Tamilnadu and 1 in Andhra Pradesh) with 5200 students of whom 56% are on scholarship. The rest of the students pay a nominal fee. Each school will support 1100 students when completed. With the experiences gained, Isha has also adopted 31 Govt.schools in 2012-13 with 26843 students, who will benefit from critical interventions that will make a dramatic impact on the quality of education in these schools.

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