|Details of Education programme (s)
As a part of Isha’s social outreach programs, Isha Vidhya rural schools have been started in villages (under the umbrella of Isha Education, established in 2005) to provide high-quality school education to underprivileged rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it. In 2012, Isha Vidhya began to carry out critical interventions to improve the quality of education in rural Government schools.
• The first Isha Vidhya School was set up in June 2006 in a village called Santhegoundanpalayam, about 25 Kms from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
• 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, has classes from LKG to Class 9 and Dharmapuri, which started in 2013-14, has classes from LKG to Class 10.