Bhumi

Rating: 4.73 stars   415 reviews

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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  

7 people found this review helpful

My friend is part of Bhumi and wow I respect and admire their work and their service for the children. They help make future of many kids brighter and for a better society and better world.... Its such organization that makes us realize that humanity still exists...

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

help more children and will help get more staff and will help mobilize all the necessary resources which will help sustain their activity..

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One time

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2009-9-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Bhumi is doing a great job in educating young children from the underprivileged sections of society, and thereby contributing to India's growth in a very significant way.

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

it's making a difference to lives of many young children.

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

were very helpful, friendly people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Its all started when I heard about the orginization through a friend. Soon I became interested as the organization is helping the poor students in gaining computer knowledge, which make the orgnization unique among others. Most of the volenteers of the organization were IT professionals. Despite their work pressure, they are helping and involving in the social activities, which made me to wonder about them. These people are teaching the students to "Catch the Fist" rather than providing the fist. I wish I should be a part of it. But bcos of the circumstances I am just able to contribute the organization towards the financial need. With these kind of organization we can make an India of our dream. Jai Hind

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

the smiling face of the students who got benefited with this organization

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

it shares the knowledge across different organizations

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

IT professional, young blood who have just passed out of college

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

have converted India into a country without illetracy

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

this is such a splendid one...and i`ve no more words to describe it....to say it in a word its fantabulous...for example planting trees and teaching the YOUNG INDIANS

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

the volunteers are very good and dedicated and they are sincere....

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im frequently asociated with this organisation

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One time

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2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

i heard about bhoomi from a friend of mine who joined the organisation to voluteer. This organisation has helped change the life of so many children!Providing education is one of the most important things particularly in todays world! this organisation has been a great support to a large number of children who are now learning not only the basics in education but also learning advanced subjects like computers. the organisation also provides career counseling and aids the youth in making good decisions in life! it has been an absolute pleasure knowing abt this organisation and being able to help out in my little way!hats off!!

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

kind, eager to help, extremely competent, involved with the workings of the organisation

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

change the present education rate in india. it could help improve the country and give us a brighter future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I know Bhumi through my team mate and have contributed via him. What Bhumi is doing is a great job. Instead of wasting their time, young people are coming forward to work for the society and children and its very heart touching. I wish i had more time so that I can participate too

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

I have heard that they are growing from strength to strength and have expanded their area of work to more and more places.

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

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

that they are all youngsters utilizing their time in a better way

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

It can spread to all over India

Ways to make it better...

I had worked directly with Bhumi

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

They seem to be short of resources

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My experience with bhumi ahd ben very good in the recent past.though i was not able to have much of a direct contact with this ngo.but still a few of my friends are stillactive with this ngo.this is one of best ngos tat i have come acros..a few of my friends take care of the underprivileged children.they are active in providing them good quality education ebery weekends.not only the people here..they visit nearby villages and towns and also provide them with education.they also help them in poviding clthes and food with the help of the high profile donors tat they have contact with.with such things and help coming from BHUMI...myself along wid few of my friends have decided to join this organisation and help them out.we thought tat this would be the best platform to educate the rural and underprivelieged!!!BHUMI--One of the best NGO.

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

a govt school near vadapalani where imyself saw ppl from this ngo helping out the underpirvileged children.it was really a heart warming experience

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Ways to make it better...

if i had known about this organisation pretty earlier!

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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  

7 people found this review helpful

i support my frnds who help in this organisation...its really nice to see that tis organisation is helping a lot 4 destitute children...

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

environmental awareness

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

really good...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

There is a little 'good guy' inside all of us who keeps telling us that we should do good things and help people. Everytime we do even a small thing for the betterment of others, he comes out gives us a pat and makes us feel so good about it. Let me just say that since I got associated with Bhumi, the little 'good guy' has grown in stature and size. We all wish to do something to give back to the community, we all try to be selfless and lovable - The Bhumi team personifies all this. I thank the team for taking me in to help in a small way and I am sure this group is going to make a difference to a lot of people.

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

Seeing how education is given the first preference. With education comes everything else -this the team has understood and strives to propagate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I've never volunteered in the literal sense - going about teaching like the others - never. However, I strongly commend and applaud what the other volunteers are doing for the society, for the children, for India. I've known some of the founding members since childhood, and I'm not saying this just because they're my friends/family - it amazes me to see in someone so young, the maturity and longing to give back to a deserving group of children. I could never do that despite having the passion. What with all the time constraints and "priorities" in life. This group deserves international acclaim and recognition. And I shall always continue my support in whatever way possible that is within my threshold.

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

in knowing that whatever little help I could provide (monetarily/materially) made an innocent and deserving child smile.

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

Not applicable - never been a volunteer teacher.

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

N/A

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

Dare I ask USD? :) It could do what it's doing in India, all over the world - say Africa, Afghanistan, etc. It could be Bhumi Uday Mission and not just Bharath Uday Mission - Bhumi as in the whole wide world :)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

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