Quality Education for Underprivileged Children

  • Bronze Certified 2023
  • 80G
  • 12A
  • CSR-1
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  • Headquarters

    Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • Since


Chudar ( is an initiative to improve the quality of education for middle and high-school children from underprivileged backgrounds. Ed Read moreucation plays a key role in transforming our lives. Several studies have shown that most children are enrolled in school but they learn very little. The National Achievement Survey (NAS) for class 10, conducted by NCERT paints a dismal picture (TN scored only 30% in English and Maths which is below the national average). The problem affects the children from disadvantaged sections, who are often first-generation learners. Our vision at Chudar is that every child should assimilate the requisite knowledge, skills and confidence to face the future. We have set up 10 after school centers in Chennai, Tamilnadu (slum localities) . We are also working with more than 40 government schools, which use our techniques and material. We currently reach 4000 children!

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    Chudar Champs is a STEM initiative aimed at empowering girls and instilling a strong scientific temper. The program fosters curiosity in students through hands-on activities and experiments, linking scientific concepts to real-life examples. We are working with 8 schools currently. During our intervention, we ensure that each child is able to understand the experiment and demonstrate it themselves. We provide activity sheets to the students, where they describe the experiments they learnt. The program nurtures independent thinking and creativity while enriching learning through science exhibitions, melas, and quizzes. We also engage volunteers from various science fields to guide the students. Last year around 30 volunteers participated in the program. Chudar Champs aims to empower girls to excel in STEM and shape a brighter future for them.


    Chudar's QUEST program (after-school center) is an initiative that utilizes blended learning to impact the lives of students in Chennai, Tiruvanamalai, Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu. With 84 centers, our approach combines educational videos, interactive worksheets, and in-person classes, providing personalized and comprehensive education. English, Math, and hands-on Science experiments form the core of our curriculum, fostering critical thinking and curiosity. We have impacted more than 8000 students through this program. Volunteers play a crucial role in our program, engaging with students and leading the Community Learning Program (CLP). Through CLP, students explore various activities like origami, Canva design, and essential health and hygiene classes. This holistic approach has resulted in measurable improvements in academic performance and overall development in the lives of these young learners.

Leadership Team

  • Hemamalini Varadachari

    Director Operations

  • Ravishankar A

    Founder and CEO

  • Padmini Srinivasan

    Director Program Management & Planning

  • Manovah Prabakaran

    Senior Manager - External Relations

  • Eliza Serah Sajan

    Communications Consultant

  • Kathiresan R

    Project Manager


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  • 12A


  • 80G


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  • Headquarters

    No. 123, Gowdiya mutt Road, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014

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