Isha Vidhya is an Isha Education initiative committed to raising 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, opening the door for them to participate in and benefit from India’s economic growth.

The Isha Vidhya schools not only offer affordable, high-quality education in rural areas but also aim to take education beyond literacy and rudimentary skills, thereby empowering rural children to participate globally. Isha Vidhya actively promotes education of female children and
works on increasing educational awareness in rural societies.

Isha Vidhya’s uniqueness lies in its high potential for scalability and replication. It follows a carefully planned methodology which includes English computer-based education and multiple-sensory learning methods that take education beyond recitation and memorization. Knowing that school is not just about learning the basics, the Isha Vidhya schools enhance the academic syllabus with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, events and competitions.

So it came as no surprise to the teachers that awards have been coming in from all sides since the school began. We’ve highlighted a few awards that the students and staff have earned in the last few months.

Vice Principal of Isha Vidhya School Wins Best Teacher Award

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Erode initiated awards for the best teachers among all the schools in the districts of Erode, Namakkal and Tiruppur. JCI is a worldwide non-political and non-sectarian youth service organization with the aim and purpose of creating positive change in the world.

Out of several thousand schools which nominated their teachers, Mrs. Mahalakshmi, Vice Principal at the Isha Vidhya School in Erode, was one among the select few to be honored with the award, which was presented on 3rd October, 2011.

Farmer’s daughter wins Prize in English letter writing

Fifteen students from the Isha Vidhya school in Coimbatore district participated in various competitions conducted by the Head post office, in connection with the National postal week celebrations held at its premises on 12th October.

Our student G.Keerthana of VII Std won second prize in the letter writing competition. The prizes will be distributed this month in a district-level function in Coimbatore.

Keerthana, whose parents work as farmers, has been studying in our school for the last five years on scholarship.

Cuddalore School Student wins Painting Competition Prize

The Tamil Nadu Brahmin Association conducted a painting competition at Cuddalore for children from various schools, as a part of their Children’s Day celebration. Jayanth Nag studying in the 5th Standard at the Isha Vidhya School in Madavapallam Village, Cuddalore District, won a prize in the competition and had his name published in an article by The Hindu on 15th November.

Jayanth joined Isha Vidhya this year. His mother, a contract teacher in a private school, is a single parent with limited income. The child has therefore been provided with a scholarship at Isha Vidhya. He is very intelligent, active and, at the same time, very naughty – in short, a bundle of energy.

The Hindu article covering the event

Well done Isha Vidhya! Keep up the good work!!