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

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About

  • Headquarters

    Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • Since

    2007

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 programs like teaching at shelter homes, community learning centers, 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

Bhumi believes that every child deserves to have access to quality education. It is the one thing that can never be lost. Additionally, it will enable them to achieve many of their aspirations and live fulfilling lives. It promotes whole-school transformations and gives educational opportunities to students from disadvantaged communities. Conserving the ecology and its blessings is a necessity, not a privilege. Bhumi’s vision is for every Indian to volunteer for causes such as child education, and community welfare, among many others.


Action

Bhumi fuels change by identifying problems that are widespread globally and then scaling volunteer-driven solutions to local levels. Bhumi runs various civic and educational initiatives and programs with the help of volunteers and the involvement of various stakeholders, including corporates and local communities. Bhumi's volunteers educate and mentor children from orphanages, slums, and village community centres across the country to give them a better future, which benefits them as well as our country. The learning experience is mutual – the volunteers gain perspective and the experience to mould themselves into tomorrow’s leaders.

Demographies Served

Impact

Bhumi has enabled more than 33,000 volunteers who contribute 2,50,000 plus hours towards its social initiatives. Bhumi provides comprehensive educational support for over 25,000 underprivileged children across India to become better citizens of tomorrow. Bhumi also provides a platform for volunteers to take up causes linked to Sustainable Development Goals. Bhumi’s gamut of impact includes: 1. Creating community champions and environmentally conscious citizens 2. Evolving the urban slum communities to be self-sustaining units capable of identifying and rectifying issues within their system 3. Cultivating the path to finding opportunities and talent, curiosity, creativity, and confidence through talent development programs/events 4. Integrating socio-emotional learning into the school schedule as a critical component toward the child’s holistic development 5. Creating a platform to discover and explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scholarships

    Bhumi is committed to ensuring that each child in need gets a fair chance at education, and no adversity should result in a child having to discontinue their education. Under the Scholarship Program, Bhumi provides scholarship support to children and youth to continue their education and pursue their dreams.

  • Ignite

    Bhumi bridges the gaps in formal education and opportunities by providing under-privileged children language and STEAM education, life-skills support and scholarships for higher education. 1.) through volunteers during weekends at orphanages engaged in providing holistic education and life skills support. 2.) through fellows during the week at low-income private and government schools focused on school transformation and improving learning outcomes. 3.) through community youth every evening at after-school community centers in urban slums striving to improve community ownership on the education of their children.

  • Catalyse

    Bhumi’s Catalyse Program aims for Every Indian Volunteering. It involves volunteering for causes like environment, animal welfare, community welfare, and more. The volunteering activities are all aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Impact Metrics

  • Children Provided Scholarships

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 490
    • 2018-19 1649
    • 2019-20 3851
    • 2020-21 2031
  • Volunteering Hours Clocked

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2016-17 280229
    • 2017-18 274231
    • 2018-19 277617
    • 2019-20 250355
    • 2020-21 269753
  • #Children in Shelter Homes & Communities

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 5204
    • 2020-21 1837
    • 2021-22 1526
  • Scholarships Provided to Children

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 3851
    • 2020-21 2031
    • 2021-22 3031
  • Bhumi Fellowship Provided to Children

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020-21 456
    • 2021-22 5289
  • Eco Champs - # Students Mentored

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 1207
    • 2020-21 1800
    • 2021-22 2800
  • #Children Enrolled for Education

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 797
    • 2020-21 2719
    • 2021-22 1603
  • Civic Volunteering - #Volunteers

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 19741
    • 2020-21 16594
    • 2021-22 59700
  • #Children in Shelter Homes & Communities

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 5204
    • 2020-21 1837
    • 2021-22 1526
  • Scholarships Provided to Children

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 3851
    • 2020-21 2031
    • 2021-22 3031
  • Bhumi Fellowship Provided to Children

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020-21 456
    • 2021-22 5289
  • #Children Enrolled for Education

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 797
    • 2020-21 2719
    • 2021-22 1603

Theory of Change

Transformational Education: Bhumi believes that every underprivileged child deserves a quality education. Hence, Bhumi bridges the gaps in formal education and opportunities by providing 30,000 underprivileged children with language and STEAM education, life-skills support and scholarships for higher education through Volunteers during weekends at orphanages; through Bhumi Fellows during the week at low-income private and government schools; through after-school community centers in urban slums, thus helping them break the cycle of poverty. Transforming Citizenry: Bhumi's vision is to promote volunteerism as a national habit and make every Indian volunteer. Hence, Bhumi provides a platform for volunteers to take up causes linked to Sustainable Development Goals. There are one-off and regular volunteering activities towards animal welfare, road safety, disability, environment, health, etc., and over 30,000 volunteers are currently engaged through this nationally.

Leadership Team

  • Dr. Prahalathan K

    Advisor & Co-Founder

  • Vaishnavi Srinivasan

    Executive Director

  • Ayyanar Elumalai

    Co-Founder

  • Sridevi Mogilineedi

    Director

  • Vivek Agarwal

    Director

  • Shilpa Mishra

    Director

  • Raj Elangovan

    Director

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AABTB3718P

  • Registration ID

    234/2006

  • VO ID / Darpan ID

    TN/2009/0008108

  • 12A

    AABTB3718PE20214

  • 80G

    AABTB3718PF20214

  • FCRA

    75901351

  • CSR Registration Number

    CSR00001059

Location

  • Headquarters

    3/2, Karpaga Vinayagar Koil Street, Alandur, Chennai, 600016

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Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Society

  • Employees

    51-100

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
  • 2018-19

    Income
    Rs.129,461,000
    Expenses
    Rs.99,400,000
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.2,742,000
    Program Expenses
    Rs.96,658,000
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  • 2019-20

    Income
    Rs.126,136,565
    Expenses
    Rs.86,833,818
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.4,341,690
    Program Expenses
    Rs.82,492,128
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  • 2020-21

    Income
    Rs.136,503,662
    Expenses
    Rs.129,983,261
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.7,798,995
    Program Expenses
    Rs.122,184,266
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  • 2021-22

    Income
    Rs.271,591,879
    Expenses
    Rs.251,206,978
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.15,072,418
    Program Expenses
    Rs.236,134,560
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