Bhumi

Works to bridge the gaps in formal education and opportunities by providing education and life-skills support to underprivileged children and promotes volunteering among youth for social causes

  • Started: 2006
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu

About

Bhumi was founded to provide quality education to underprivileged children. It is trying to attract youth to volunteer towards this initiative enablin Read moreg the development of talent and an educated and poverty-free country. Its efforts are driven to include education, civic volunteering and developing leadership with a focus on civic volunteering in a big way. It also provides a two-year, paid, and full-time fellowship to graduates. The candidates get the opportunity to work on school transformation and embed innovative pedagogy, focusing on school leadership, learning and sharing of knowledge & expertise. It has named its two primary initiatives Ignite and Catalyze, with many sub-initiatives forming part of the larger umbrellas. Ignite deals with education and relevant programmes like teaching at shelter homes, community learning centres, socio-emotional development and school development. Catalyze looks more at the environmental aspects and works towards creating an eco-aware future generation through right to education, eco-champs, think-green and seed-ball initiatives.


Issue

Children from underprivileged societies lack educational facilities.

Action

Runs various initiatives and programs with help of volunteers and involvement of the community, and schools.

Sectors

  • Animal & Wildlife
  • Human Rights
  • Recycling
  • Employment
  • Art & Culture
  • Skill Development
  • Energy & Environment
  • Health
  • Education
  • Livelihoods
  • Disaster Management

Impact

Bhumi has enabled more than 33,000 volunteers who contribute 2,50,000 plus hours towards its social initiatives.

Programs

  • Ignite: Transformational Education

    It is a supplementary education programme for underprivileged children delivered during weekends by more than 2,000 trained volunteers. It supported 10,000 children in 2015 across 12 Indian cities. The programme consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Robotics, Computers, Dance, Arts, Sports, Mentoring, and Life skills support.

  • Catalyze: Transforming Citizenry

    It is a civic initiative for causes like animal welfare, community welfare, disability, environment, health, etc. It has engaged 10,000 regular volunteers each year in over 15 cities across India.

  • Right to Education Awareness

    Creates awareness among underprivileged families as to their fundamental rights to get their children educated. This helps poor children transform their lives and their community’s fortunes.

  • Seed Ball Programme

    Another volunteer-led programme is Its seed-ball initiative, wherein volunteers roll marble-sized balls of earth, each containing a seed. These balls can be dispersed by just randomly throwing them on vacant earth leading to germination of the seeds and gradual increase of green cover.

  • Shelter Homes Programme

    Trained volunteers provide classes over weekends to underprivileged children living in shelter homes.

    The classes feature a mix of academics and culture with sessions on English, Mathematics, Science, Robotics, Computers, Mentoring, Arts, Sports, and Life-Skills support besides talent festivals and competitions.

    To balance academics, activities like dance, arts and sports are also made an integral part of the curriculum.

  • Community Learning Centres

    Are centres run by volunteers picked up and trained from the local community itself. The tutors being from the local community, connect to parents and children more easily and can deliver academic classes more efficiently. The volunteers are supported by Bhumi through training them and skilling them to manage the community centre.

  • Socio-emotional Learning Programme

    To address the pressure and stress faced by school children, Bhumi conducts socio-emotional development programmes in schools. This programme features coaching on managing the self, establishing supporting relationships, taking caring decisions and also involves the teaching staff to create supportive spaces for learning and discussion.

  • School Improvement Programme

    This programme attempts to strengthen existing facilities in schools and also add them if required. It features school painting workshops, upgrading toilets and drinking water infrastructure, setting up libraries and playgrounds and supporting the school with teaching and learning aids.

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AABTB3718

  • Registration ID
    234/2006
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
    TN/2009/0008108
  • 12A

    DIT(E).No.2(966)09-10

  • 80G

    DIT(E) No.2 (966)09-10

  • FCRA

    75901351

Location

Project Location

Headquarters

3/2, Karpaga Vinayagar Koil Street, Alandur

Offices in Cities

Chennai

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Society

  • Employees

    100+

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