Updated Oct 29, 2019

Vidya Bharati

Offering quality education at affordable prices, locally, since last 42 years, through 14,000 schools, and impacted lives of over 60 millions individuals


Amruta Shirode

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Stage 6: Sustained Scale

Impacted lives of 63.5 million individuals

Focus Areas:

Basic Education, Secondary Education and Inclusive Education

Basic Education, Secondary Education and Inclusive EducationSEE LESS

Lives Impacted to Date
Funds Raised to Date


Offering quality education at affordable prices, locally



Infrastructure is financed from local donations through volunteer leadership OPEX is raised locally from each student and kept low through many innovations Teachers are sourced from the neighborhood which dramatically lowers turnover making scale possible Monitoring is regional and national and focuses on actual learning outcomes and measures required by all schools OPEX deficits are met from the surfaces of other schools enabling larger villages to make scale to smaller villages possible and sustainable

Target Beneficiaries

Boy and girl children aged 4-17 from Indian towns and villages

Mission and Vision

To develop a National System of Education which would help building a generation of young men and women who are physically, vitally, mentally and spiritually fully developed; Vidya Bharati is dedicated to the service of those who are deprived and destitute of education, so that they are liberated from the shackles of social evils and injustice and thus devoted, may contribute to build up a harmonious, prosperous, and culturally rich Nation.

Innovation Description

It makes quality schooling infrastructure available locally, 14,000 schools in 35 states Makes quality teachers available locally with lower turnover Delivers quality education locally with fully engaged parents and communities Offers quality education affordably

Competitive Advantage

Building local infrastructure Building it to the benchmarking quality available at the best schools in public sphere Sourcing resources locally Sourcing additional resources for adding new features nationally or internationally

Planned Goals and Milestones

Additional infrastructure for clean water, better toilets, better library infrastructure, better computer infrastructure, better sports facilities
Funding Goal50,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted10,000,000
New Implemented CountriesIndia
Recruit8000 teachers per year
New Featureevolving


Oct 2019
Lives Impacted
Sep 1977