Bhumi

Rating: 4.73 stars   431 reviews

Address:

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I was a volunteer and I taught English more focused on spoken English for gals kids in an Govt gals school at purasavakkam on every Sunday. We were group of 10-12 volunteer who taught ard 50 kids at that school. Each volunteer had small group of kids so that we could help them better and we adopted many interactive, fun and easy learning methods which would help first generation English learners. I had amazing time teaching & learning from kids. BHUMI has been doing other projects addressing issues on climatic change, community development, teaching computers etc.. . On the whole BHUMI ROCKS and iam proud to be a Bhumian. :)

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Networking,,we get to know people of same kind of thoughts to make tomorrow a better place.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated,selfless,responsible..

Ways to make it better...

I could give more time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Bhumi is perhaps the best answer for Obama's "Yes We Can". It needs to be noted that this non profit organisation was started by a group of very determined young people way before we even got to know about the man. Though I have not been the most active member of this organisation, I am well aware that every child Bhumi helps comes with a story, a dream and hope that it would be realised. And Bhumi works towards it by providing what is considered the most elementary need: Education. At Bhumi, every volunteer is 100% there, provides the most down to earth care and makes the world of books and ink fun for the children. Hats off to you guys!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

day to day life

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it is fun, spontaneous, dedicated and very goal oriented

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

from various walks of life: students, professionals and parents

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make the world a better place to live in. Come on! Give it to them!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

HI everyone, This is Rishikesh.R.. Am so proud to say that am a part of Bhumi....Bhumi is the place where you can young blood teaching and making way to improve even more young bloods in our society..... I teach kids English during sundays and more you teach the more you learn....its amazing that the kids are grasp very well and have to tendency top learn more and more.... their enthu and energy is unbelievable.....Even though i see the kids jus once a week they mean a very lot to me and each and every Bhumian!!! as a whole Bhumi is the place to be!!! PROUD TO BE A BHUMIAN!!!! JAI HIND!!!!

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting new people, gaining good and different exposure.. teaching children what we know.....

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly, great friends and good teachers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buikt its own nation!!!!! :D

Ways to make it better...

the classes were regularly conducted!!!!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

take up a management which is more responsible and keen to improve their chilren knowledge rather than missing classes often and cancelling the classes!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

through teach india campaign when i first met bhumi, i was amazed with the list of projects done by bhumi. it was just an normal interaction with two volunteers. But the Bhumi induction program and the subsequent induction program for MAD(make a difference) was really good. It had lot of team games, presentation, experience sharing and most important it was a fully energised environment. I teach the kids of Anbu karangal home in trivanmayur,chennai every weekend. it is great experience to work with bhumi associates

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every interaction between volunteers

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

nothing i could think off

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

energy among bhumi associates

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

energetic, young and always smiling

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

organize a get together festival for all the orphan kids across india

Ways to make it better...

if my experience as a bhumi volunteer was more

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

they need more volunteers and funds

One thing I'd also say is that...

Bhumi is great

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

First of All I feel great to be a part of Bhumi, & when I joined the Kanini I don‟t know what I have to do... & had many Qns like how I‟m gonna manage d studentz?? & so on... but all the volenteerz in my center helped me 2 feel comfortable & to manage d classe!!! & frankly speaking I learned MSWord only by taking classes in BM. It was good to train as well as getting trained @ d same time ... & Itz always good if some1 can get use of our knowledge & that 2 if this can help d career of student dat would be really great!!! Earlier I was really worried dat I‟m wasting all my week-end & now my worries are no more... And I‟m happy dat I got new friend thru Bhumi & I wish diz should cont...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

So friendly & interactive...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a Health professional. I am giving financial and technical assistance to the organization. I teach the children about leading a healthy and hygienic lifestyle.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the joy & satisfaction i get by teaching to the children

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

It was after my 12th when I was wasting time doing nothing useful, my friend told me about this organisation.Teaching underprivileged kids English was great as i felt I was making at least a small change in their lives.Even if i have not helped them much, I have learnt a lot the past year teaching them. This is all thanks to Bhumi.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world into a better place. Without so much money itself Bhumi is doing a superb job,with the money there is nothing stopping us! Change Today, Change Tomorrow

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

bhumi has been a great experience! every sunday i teach a bunch of energetic n enthusiastic students spoken english. at the end of every class i attain n sense of satisfaction n achievement that m able to do something small fr my country. i thank bhumi for such a great opportunity!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting loads of new ppl who want to work towads a better india:)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This is Raakesh T an Information security Professional; I have been with Bhumi for 1+ year taking care of the installation, troubleshooting of hardware and software's for computers of the project Kanini. Bhumi procured about 120 + systems from an MNC which are gradually inducted to Kanini. This academic year, i too joined the league of teaching members of Kanini. Doesn’t our society lack Visionaries and Mentors was the question in me and this pulled me into the journey of these lovely kids who are in par in intelligence to any other kid in our country, But they just lack the opportunity to expand their vista of knowledge for their life and career. Bhumian’s have significantly introduced some unexplored world to these kids to fill in those fissures and I am happy to be part of them. These days Education have become a serious business and this have widen the reach for the kids of this calibre. So Bhumi have been with various projects to shape their future. Projects like Kanini, Career Counselling, and MAD are some of them. The whole world is really concerned about the climate and many nation have even failed on talks on these issues and Bhumi doesn’t believe in board room talks on environment rather we toil ourselves planting trees under the shade of “Think Green” Project. Though I toiled myself only for 2 months, I am happy for the reason the tree is growing. Though our effort is a drop in an ocean, we believe the wave generated by the impact drop might widen things to the unreachable.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The effort they take for the welfare of others .. its here i see the missing Humanism of our country.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Personally to say the volunteers and kids have been very often an inspiration and an eye opener.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

That would improve the future of many families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The Bhumi experience has been very fulfilling and rewarding thus far. The organisation is honest and focussed, and is likely to change the world for the better.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

ensure that all neglected children get a fair chance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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