Vidya Integrated Development For Youth and Adults

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Who We Are

VIDYA is a 31 year old grassroots organization addressing the lack of quality education and empowerment opportunities among lesser privileged children and youth through holistically-designed programs. These programs impart skills to the youth, fostering literacy and awareness among community members at large.

Annually, we impact 6000 children by implementing learning programs and 250 youth through employability courses, while working across 8 marginalized communities and 17 low-income schools.
With 100% pass rate at SSC boards, empowered by the Scholarship Scheme, all of our alumni go on for higher education, many of them choosing medicine and engineering, thus breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and lack of education. These youth are not only doing well for themselves but are also undertaking projects that transform the communities that they belong to!
This is the social change brought about by VIDYA - from Education to Employability to Empowerment.

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Hello Friends!
In India, 6 out of 10 students enrolled in primary grades drop out of secondary education, and in Mumbai, the dropout rate is sadly 17.66 %. The reason is mostly financial constraints. These children lose interest in studies because of lack of quality education in low income schools. This is where VIDYA intervenes by aspiring to provide quality education through holistic educational enrichment programs that integrate conceptual learning with life skills through innovative activities and engaged teachers.
Still continuing higher education is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the children of the communities that VIDYA serves. The expenditure to pursue higher studies is quite high, ranging from Rs 5,000-20,000 per annum for government institutions and even more for private. Therefore, VIDYA has developed a scholarship program that gives financial support to carefully screened, economically weak beneficiaries who have demonstrated motivation and potential in their intellectual and career pursuits.
Meet Vikas and Megha, VIDYA Scholarship recipients who have overcome their hardships through dedication to their education and with the financial support from donors like you to the VIDYA scholarship program.
Vikas is one of our oldest beneficiaries of Beyond School program at VIDYA Mumbai and has been associated with VIDYA since 11 years. Today he is pursuing a course on Auto-Paint which was always his passion and a dream career. Vikas suffers from mild mental retardation but has passed Grade 10 this year with 43.20%. He has always been regular and also participated in various other engaging activities at VIDYA. He has worked very hard to pass class 10th and it was a moment of pride for all at VIDYA when he achieved this feat. With a family of 4 , father being a daily wage labourer and the only source of income for his family, they are financially unstable. VIDYA has extended support to provide him scholarship to pursue this course on Auto-painting at Don-Bosco Institute of Vocational Training in Kurla.
Megha joined VIDYA when she was in class 7 and she has recently passed class 10th with a 79% score. Currently, she is pursuing her FYJC in Science from National Junior college of Bhandup. She is a very bright student who actively participates in all activities at VIDYA. She was one of the student who actively interacted with Grade 10th students from across our border (Pakistan) through Skype call as part of our Lit Fest activity this year. She is also an active participant of our Youth Forum. She is a hardworking and confident girl and has come a long way. She stays with her mother who is working as a housemaid with a bare minimum monthly income for the entire family to survive. Megha’s parents are separated and Megha is her mother’s only hope.
Seeing such a tremendous change in Vikas and Megha, we are inspired to support more such deserving and needy students. We are building funds to help such deserving students overcome their circumstances and achieve their dreams by making higher education possible for them. With your support, we can create many more success stories and break the vicious cycle of poverty for these students.

Fund Utilization in 2017

Total funds raised in 2017 - INR 901799

1 project heads listed.
Project NameSunday Sports & Scholarship
Amount Utilized (INR)558993
Project DescriptionSunday Sports : In partnership with Oscar Foundation VIDYA runs Sunday Sports program with the following objective creative awareness and knowledge about football skills and children of VIDYA increasing self awareness as an individual and a team player.
Scholarship : VIDYA Mumbai Scholarship program is an initiative in persit of our mission to educate and empower the aconomically weeker section to initiate and implement progressive social change. We intend to use our donor contribution or a fixed portion of the fund generated at VIDYA to give financial support to carefully screened VIDYA Alumini and students. This beneficiaries are those who have demonstrated motivation and potential intelactual and career pursuits. Through this program the deserving beneficiaries complete there education through school. The accepted outcome of the project is increased employbility and reduced drop out rate from secondary section.
LocationsMumbai City > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesEducation > Education Scholarships,Education > Sports Education
ImpactSunday Sports program will create awareness and knowledge about football skills in children of VIDYA, increase self awareness as an individual and a team player, create awareness of social issues, rights and responsibilities of the individuals, increase self esteem respect and confidence, inculcate life skills and positive values, active thinking of studying or emmployment of, we look forward to see students excel in the sports that they play.

Scholarship Program gives VIDYA beneficiaries to complete their basic education through school, increased employability and reduced drop out rates from secondary education.

Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Playing Football 60
2 Scholarship recipents 120
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Manvi Singh
Sharmistha Baig
Subramanian Sharma
Sumit Gandhi
Bulbeer Gandhi
Varun Thakur
Krishnan Kutty
ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd.