Bhumi

Rating: 4.73 stars   415 reviews

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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a part of this organisation for almost 3 Years now. It has been a roller coaster ride for me so far and hope to continue it for long time. Bhumi gives me reason for Joy , celebration . The volunteers energy is high and i have been lucky to work with children at root level .

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

Decentralize all its processes and functioning so that one can do things more efficient.

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?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Working with BHUMI gave me enough confidacne taht Yes i have contributed something back to my india, my root. i am basically involved with the Think green part but i also attended the bhumi's kanini, education to unprivileged children. BHUMI is really doing great work. the thing i like in bhumi is its transparency and commitment towards work. it made me self disciplined and a good citizen of the country. Cheers for BHUMI Rergards Dheeraj

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

nops

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

the work involved with fun.

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

very very energetic and friendly

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

have done very very great job but still we are doing our best

Ways to make it better...

nothing can make it more better than this. we are dong very good

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

money

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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September 2, 2012 - A unforgettable day in my life. The day i joined BHUMI. At first i just wanna spend some time with those kids and just wanna help them. But the actual thing that happened is : I need some help and i want them (volunteers & kids) to spend some time with me :).. Actually, what i thought is : I want to improve myself more so that i can mingle with those kids.

Its my pleasure and i am too happy to be a part of such a great organization. Its better to say family instead of organization. Even some times i try to come out / leave Bhumi, but i learned that its impossible to live without family. Thanks to everyone for making the days more special.. Nandri..

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?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have been associated with Bhumi for the past two years. I had had immense pleasure in being a art of an organisation whose core value is to impart Quality education to the children. The dedication and zeal Team Bhumi showcases is indeed a great source of motivation for all the young volunteers to do their bit in making a difference. I am also proud to say that many of my friends have enrolled as volunteers after hearing my story and experiences. I shall continue to put in the best of my efforts to keep up the spirit of Bhumi. Kudos to Team Bhumi.....

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have been a part of Bhumi for the past 11 months and I am proud I am a part of it. They are the reason for my pride over fostering childrens' talents and making them enjoy math!

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?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I am proud to be a volunteer in Bhumi......... this NGO bring me happines and satisfaction in my life.
bhumi is one of the finest organisation which is fully functioned by youngsters, makes energetic and brings us positive attitude. After joining i used to wait for weekends to enjoy my time with kids.....!!!

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  

1 person found this review helpful

Excellent NGO to work with . joined in 2011 and after that living a life full of energy and passion.

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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?

Quite 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 is an awesome experience being an volunteer of bhumi. i have learnt and got a lot being a bhumian than what i have given through bhumi . yes i have got all new sisters brothers never ending friendships and experience of organizing things and handling situations. proud to be a BHUMIAN :)

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the best forums for youth to bring about change that they want to see in the society. Lot of opportunities to develop their own skills while working for a worthy social cause. The learning that they gain is immeasurable.

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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Bhumi is one of the organisations that provides opportunities to youngsters to experience the joy of volunteering! The number of volunteers bhumi has been instrumental in the way they think and grow has been immense. Every single soul who is a part of Bhumi, is a proud volunteer of the organisation! Having been volunteering with bhumi the last 4 years, i personally have experienced the change bhumi has brought in me. One of the organisations that every volunteer, after joining, never wants to leave! Bhumi has given birth to many volunteers. year after year, who take up social service to a whole new level and want to give more to the society. It is because of organisations like bhumi, there will be always be a change tomorrow! proud to be a bhumian!

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: 4 stars  

It's a wonderful experience to be associated with Bhumi as a volunteer and Donor for past 1 year. Though being tired after hectic week schedule in office, weekends making me fresh when I'm entering to schools for classes and mentoring sessions. It's immense pleasure to be part of an association where we are making kids to understand their education needs and making them master in their basics.

Bhumi is great place to spend your worthy time for an social cause. You will get lot of opportunities to build a mastermind for future India. How much effort you are giving, you will learn double from those kids.

Welcome to Bhumi and get experienced your joy by giving!

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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