Feb 1, 2020
About the Charity
ISHA Foundation', founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, is a non-profit NGO headquartered at Coimbatore, India. ISHA's mission is to provide methods of holistic development, enabling people to realize their true potential. ISHA identified that despite considerable economic progress in India in the last couple of decades, poverty has continued to pervade rural areas. Underprivileged rural children cannot access or afford even basic education. ISHA believes that if equipped with access to education, youth in rural areas can be empowered with wellbeing and can contribute positively to the country's development. As a part of ISHA's social outreach programs, 'ISHA VIDHYA' rural schools were started in villages to provide high quality school education, with special efforts being made to enrol children from economically disadvantaged segments, especially tribals and girls. This initiative opened the door for underprivileged children to prepare for higher studies and give them a platform to join the workforce. The holistic, activity-based approach of ISHA VIDHYA's educational system nurtures children's development beyond just academics, ensuring that students realize their full potential and learn in a joyful manner.
About 1840 children have been trained from this centre and over 1400 of them have already been employed since its establishment. Different courses like welding & fabrication, electrician, tailoring and fashion designing, basic computers and MS-CIT along with short term courses like plumbing, carpentry, etc. are conducted in this centre which is recognized by the Vocational Training Directorate, Government of Maharashtra. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of February 2016 towards equipping 'ISHA VIDHYA' rural schools in 8 Tamil Nadu villages with books to set up libraries. Books for setting up Libraries for Underprivileged Schools in Tamil Nadu - These libraries setup with books bought with your Rs.300 will benefit over 5889 children, of which many are first-generation learners from under-privileged families (about 3547 students come from families earning less than Rs.8000 per month).