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
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Bhumi is one organization that addresses the main problems in development of India,"EDUCATION FOR THE POOR".The drive carried out by Bhumi is so good that it reaches even the remote villages.My Experience recent experience with Bhumi is when I went for a Inauguration of Computer center in a remote village that located nearly 80 Kms from Chennai and you can hardly reach the place by a public transport.One thing that moved me was Bhumi had setup a well equiped computer center where getting a electricity connection is a big deal.The students had a lot of zeal and interest for learning and am sure they will reach horizons. One thing that struck my mind when I left the place is that "BHUMI IS DOING A GREAT JOB FOR A NOBLE CAUSE AND I MUST DO MY BEST TO HELP IT"

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

Really dedicated.Though they have different professions,their goal is high and same.

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

Educate all 'POOR' people in the State who cannot afford to pay for their basic education , that is really the need of the country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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There is a famous saying in Tamil that "Its better to construct one school rather than to construct hundred temples" People here in Bhumi knows the value of education and the impact that can create in a man's life. I hope thats why they had chosen this path of educating the future pillars of India. Though i am not a volunteer in this, Most of my friends are working actively in this task.

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

The enthusiasm which the volunteers have in education the students

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One time

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2009-6-01

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Hi, I work for a MNC and as a part of our Social Responsibility, we have decided to adopt a Government School and help the students and staff from this school in ways that was possible to us. We have conducted many activities in school with help of Bhumi providing us with the necessary directions. Bhumi has provided us with the strongest support for one of our Key initiative in the School – Spoken English Classes for students. When we decided to coach the School Students in Spoken English (Students where from Tamil Medium and could barely be able to converse in English), we have not idea on how to materialize the plan. Some of our volunteers, who were also part of Bhumi’s other programs like Kanini, helped us get in touch with Bhumi’s MAD volunteers. Bhumi from then onwards has taken the responsibility to see that our volunteers has sufficient training to conduct these classes in the school and also see that we have training material which they tailor make for our students. Their course is designed in such appealing way that both students and our volunteers are more raring to go for the classes. Together Bhumi have been the best guiding path for us and our programs. We are now in our second year in this initiative and Bhumi has been steadily supporting us. We are much grateful of Bhumi to have not only spread across such wonderful initiative to see a bright future for India but also helping out other NGO and Corporate Social Groups in realizing their dreams. We expect Bhumi to come up with more such Ideas to enhance the Next Generation and also providing strong support to other CSR’s.

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

are very dedicated to their roles. They have aslo been active communication flowing among the volunteers and the supporters to see that people are well aware of the engagements happening.

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

Definitely use it for buying training materials and supporting the numerous program they have undertaken.

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About every month

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2009-10-01

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I know some of my friends who work for Bhumi and the things they've done through this organization are exemplary at best. It is heartening to see such noble acts to protect the innocents being done by college students and the elderly like at times when we are "supposedly" getting more distant and self centered. Keep up the good work Bhumi and continue to do the human race proud.

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

the stories my friends tell me.

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

bring in more people.

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

the acts they perform

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

humble and down to earth.

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

do the same thing it's doing now.

Ways to make it better...

they got in more people.

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

third parties.

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

none.

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2009-9-01

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one of the most important things that plays a vital and integral part in the development of a child is direction and guidance. generally it is the parents duty to ensure that the child has direction in his/her life so that they may stick to the straight and narrow and not drift to the darker lesser popular paths . but our society has become such that there are many who unfortunately do not have the love , warmth and guidance of parents due to certain circumstances and this is where great efforts like Bhumi come into play . making sure that these children have a solid foundation to build a blossoming future on . Hats off to the founders and kindhearted volunteers behind the scenes of this organization for all their compassion and dedication that gives hope to so many of the nations parent less. Bhumi has been doing a fabulous job for the last couple of years and i do hope that their light will not fade from those in need !!!

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

is the passion with which each person working there goes thru the paces everyday. the world needs more of these human beings !

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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my friends are part bhumi.....and i do admire their contribution to the well being of those innocent souls....for a brighter future.....keep up the good work........

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

help more of the innocent souls in the well being of their future ........ and create a vast environment which makes them feel secure

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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I am glad to tell that my sister is a member of bhumi.. Bhumi is a really very good organisation.. only few of them will have the intention of helping others. Its really great to see bhumi and there members..

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

Nice

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

Ways to make it better...

member

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

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

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One time

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2009-1-01

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i haven been an active member of the organisation , but have heard a lot about it. it is a very good organisation which is doing a lot for under privileged children

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

very dedicated and enthusiastic. they are putting in a lot of hard work and time into this organisation. they are very optimistic.

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About once a year

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2009-9-01

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Even though i have not actively participated in the events of Bhumi, i can vouch for the services rendered by Bhumi for the society in general and humanity in particular. NGOs such as Bhumi play a vital part for the needy. Thats the way essentially Bhumi has grown. As the saying goes 'Service to humanity is service to God', Bhumi's work is highly commendable. I wish Bhumi all the very best in its future endeavors.

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

Their dedicated service

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

Highly-spirited and committed.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I came to know Bhumi through my niece. In a country like India, where millions of underprivileged and unprivileged children who didn't have even one square meal, taking care of them and to educate them is a herculean task for any Govt which has to be supported by the NGOs like Bhumi.

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

The selfless and dedicated service of the volunteers.

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One time

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2009-8-01

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I am with Bhumi for the past 3 months.Its one organisation in which all the volunteer youths of chennai are made work towards building a society full of people with knowledge and not just degrees.Learning and teaching through fun is the main platform on which we work.Apart form helping kids it also extends its branch on planting and maintaining a green environment .Its been a wonderful experience working with bhumi.Proud say "Am a Bhumian!!"

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

Every part of this organisation involves some amount of fun factor so i enjoyed every moment of the time i spent with this organisation.

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

the volunteers were from different walks of life with the single thought of changing today to change tomorrow.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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