Isha Vidhya aims to provide high quality school education to rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it. The holistic, activity-based approach nurtures children's development beyond just academics, ensuring that students realize their full potential and learn in a joyful manner.
Today there are 9 rural schools in the districts of Coimbatore, Erode, Nagercoil, Tuticorin, Villupuram, Salem, Cuddalore and Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu and in the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. The first 7 schools currently have classes from Kindergarten to Class 12, while the Chittoor School, which was started in June 2012, and Dharmapuri, which started in 2013-14, have classes from LKG to Class 10.
The schools have clean and spacious classrooms, adequate toilet facilities, science, maths and computer labs, digital classrooms, a library, a playground and play equipment. No compromise is made in the quality of the facilities provided to the students.
The schools have 8,132 students. Many are first-generation learners from underprivileged families. About 64% of these children are supported on full scholarships while the remaining pay a nominal fee. The scholarships cover tuition, notebooks, and textbooks.