Bhumi

Rating: 4.73 stars   411 reviews 2,087

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 13, Cenotaph Road First Lane Teynampet Chennai 600018 India

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
Target demographics: underprivileged children at orphanages, slum and village community centres
Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,000 children
Geographic areas served: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Jaipur & Delhi NCR
Programs: Mentoring and teaching English, Mathematics, Science and Computers
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bhumi deserves more than 5 stars! Bhumi molded me into a responsible citizen. The happiness and pleasure we get by volunteering is the best feeling I've ever had and the credit goes to Bhumi. Its not just the kids who benefit from Bhumi, benefit is for volunteers as well. bhumi has made me what I am today. Thank you Bhumi, for all that you have given me. The kids, the environment, volunteers, everyone wand everything in this world will be thankful to you, forever

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bhumi is one of the best things that happened in my life. The best stage I got to lend a helping hand to the under-privileged. Most of the children undergoing this programme turn out succssfull. It helped me realize my own worth and in many cases, it made me grow as a person. The amount of pleasure I gain during each minute when i do some bhumi task is priceless. Thaks to Bhumi for helping me to give the kids the best ever possible gift, the of education. I am thankful to bhumi for whatever it has done to the society as well as myself.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's unfortunate that I can give only 5 stars to Bhumi, how I would love to give so many more! I have been associated with Bhumi since 2008 - actively until 2012 and not so actively now and forever. The association has given me more than I could have imagined - freedom to ideate, support to implement and motivation to do more.

The time I spent with the organization has changed me in ways which have helped me excel personally and professionally. I gained some BFsF (Best Friends Forever) and amazing memories which I will cherish always.

This is the kind of organization which makes volunteering sound cool and believe me, for 2 hours you spend every weekend you will get so much selfless love from the kids and you will learn things about yourself which you never knew existed. So whenever you want to give back to the society, don't look too far; Bhumi is there everywhere now. ;)
Happy Volunteering!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with Bhumi since 2007. With a masters degree in Operations Research, I volunteered to teach computers at a children's home. But today, that has evolved into something much bigger and has become my identity. I hold the cause, its people and its beneficiaries close to my heart. Bhumi has given me the platform to understand real life, meet and interact with like-minded individuals from different pockets of the country, and most importantly, transform the lives of children who need us the most. Thank you, Bhumi. You've become an inseparable part of my life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Bhumi is a great platform to work towards the betterment of the society and playing a part in shaping the future of our country by providing quality education to the kids.Education and creating awareness are the best possible way to serve nation as the famous quote explains "Give a man a a fish,you feed him for a day.Teach a man to fish,you feed him for lifetime".Quote says it all.
Moreover,Bhumi has been amazing and full of learning experience.I have learnt a lot from kids and events like Hi5,JTW have taught me a team work and have added extra value,self-satisfaction and confidence to the life.
Proud to be BHUMIAN :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Its just two years i have been with bhumi but it seems to be long time as i have so many memories with kids and volunteers..I always wait for weekend to see how we can implement our thoughts & activities for kids but kids surprise us with their input in each.Everybody is so involved and excited ,whenever we plan any activity for kids it seems to impossible but that doesn't end over there.All of us put great effort to make it successful.When we are alone hardly we get an idea for any activity and when we are with kids oh my god !! it seems brain is flooded with ideas ....we truly justify hours which we are stealing from kids play time.whenever any event comes in all pitch in irrespective of project,zone etc that's make perfect team and event.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Working with Bhumi has given me a lot of Inner Peace. I am very much fond of Children and engaging with them and my co-volunteers gives me immense pleasure. Apart from Volunteering, Bhumi also nurtures the potential skills and leadership qualities from within. Bhumi has also given me the platform to express myself and share my views, where they are equally respected and taken into account as well. Caring and Sharing is what Bhumi is all about. In the end of the day, bringing Smiles in the faces of Children and Volunteers gives me the satisfaction. Happy to be associated with Bhumi and looking forward to do more. Thank You Bhumi

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I am very proud and happy to be a part of this wonderful family. I took up volunteering at Bhumi, through my friend. At first, I wanted to spend some time with kids here and make some good moments. But later, it kindled the responsibility into my mind that I'm personally responsible for what these children will become and how they see us and inspire. I'm highly satisfied with what I'm doing and will continue to do this service forever.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes are required for the current system, as it is purely open. The management is open to all for comments, suggestions and views. Therefore, we as a family, run this NGO succesfully.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Being with NGO Bhumi for 3 years as a volunteer. I was involved in lots of NSS & Rotaract club activities during college days. When I moved to chennai for job, I was searching for good platform which should be an empowerment to the society. I got to know about Bhumi through a friend, which has similar goals of mine. Bhumi is having wonderful platform for volunteering and contribute towards society. Be in education, environment, society, it has an opportunity for all platform to contribute. Moreover you will have the freedom to pour-in your ideas and witness the change by yourself. Also Volunteers have given opportunity to groom themselves personally, socially and professionally by giving different roles in the organization. If you wish to see change in yourself and society, Bhumi is the right platform for you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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 to check out about bhumi and that's where I found the change. The orientation itself gave me an assurance that altogether we can help alot of kids to achieve their dreams of becoming a successful person. When I first joined bhumi I was hoping to create a change within the kids, But I also realized that I had found changes in myself, Improving each day as a better person. My every weekend would be memorable and eventful with the children at the centre. Their dedication and hard work tells us that there are alot of hidden talents in the city. Also my co volunteers in Bhumi have been of great support to me and I must say I found a new family. A growing family. A family working together to create a change.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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. i have always wished to be the change i want to see, and being a volunteer with bhumi is one big step in that. instead of complaining on what is there, being with bhumi has helped me to create a solution instead. happy to be a bhumian!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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 overwhelmed.. now bhumi has become my second family, i spend most of the time with these people.. bhumi has tuned me as a good mentor , a good orator and most importantly it thought me to be a good human being.. bhumi is a wonderful place to volunteer, a great platform to showcase your volunteering interest.. it has been a wonderful journey so far and i hope this journey continues...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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