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Phone: +91-9565576557
13, Cenotaph Road First Lane
Teynampet

Chennai
600018
India
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Target demographics: underprivileged children at orphanages, slum and village community centres

Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,000 children

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: teach children

Geographic areas served: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Jaipur & Delhi NCR

Programs: Mentoring and teaching English, Mathematics, Science and Computers

Mission:
1. To bridge the social gap through quality education to the under-privileged

2. To provide a platform for socially conscious youth who want to contribute towards the nation's progress

3. Molding the youth into tomorrow's leaders

4. Ensuring that finance is not an obstacle between students and their career aspirations

5. Motivating youth to become Climate Messengers and create environmental awareness amidst common man and combat global warming through initiatives like planting tree saplings, developing neighborhood parks, creating awareness about plastic alternatives etc
Results:
1. Kanini – computer literacy programme that involves teaching of basic and advanced concepts based on the children's aptitude levels. The programme is ongoing at five chapters where over 800 children are benefitting from it.

2. Speak Out – interactive English-learning programme for children who have limited or no proficiency in the language. This programme is ongoing at one chapter where 160 children are benefitting.

3. Lakshya –mentorship programme that pairs underprivileged children with volunteers, who act as their mentors and undergo experiential learning in leadership. The programme is ongoing at three chapters where 300 children are benefitting.

4. Little Einsteins – activity-based approach to learn Mathematics and Science using live demonstrations and multimedia tools. The programme is ongoing in five chapters where 300 children are benefitting.

5. Nakshatra – Annual inter-children's home art, cultural, sports and science talent fest for children to exhibit their talents and explore their potential in an atmosphere of healthy competition. Over 5,000 children from 100 children's homes have benefitted across Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi & Tiruchirapalli.

6. Joy to the World – annual initiative to spread joy to underprivileged children by fulfilling their small wishes just ahead of the New Year. Over 5,000 children are expected to benefit this year

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04/17/14
It's almost a year since I joined Bhumi now. I was looking out to join an NGO since two years, but every orientation or meeting I've been to, I've never found any work progress and I would eventually drop out of that organisation and I finally lost the interest. But later a friend of mine asked me ... more »
04/16/14
being with bhumi for past two years has shown me an insight on what i can actually do for this society. it has brought out the hidden strengths in me and all this comes with a tag of happiness. also the bonding with the fellow volunteers is awesome!!! being with the kids is the ultimate gift of all... more »
04/16/14
well it all started two years back where a friend of mine told me about bhumi... just joined out of curiosity to know what actually happening in this organisation... i still remember my first day of my class perplexed without knowing what to do, but the way my kids treated and welcomed me i was ... more »
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