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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

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

Community Stories

322 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Nandhakumar M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been with Bhumi the past 2 years, and it has been a wonderful experience. What Bhumi taught me is something I never imagined..

As I see myself two years ago and now, I notice the difference.

Bhumi has made me a confident individual, and a responsible citizen of the country contributing for the future.
Not just that, the kids taught me more about life, and the friends i made here taught me more about team work, management and organization.
Bhumi made people with similar thoughts meet. As Economists like Amartya Sen, Anne Case, Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and many more insist - education is the path to development!

Bhumi is thus a stepping stone towards a future developed India.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am working as a volunteer for Bhumi since last two years. Its been a very good journey with Bhumi. Bhumi provided me a wonderful platform to serve the society.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Its been 5 months since I volunteered for Bhumi and it has been very good journey. Everything is well organised. I am working with group 'Kanini' where we teach computer to kids and one thing that I particularly like is the Syllabus. Its very well written keeping in mind the age group of kids.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bhumi has been an excellent platform for years to learn, try, initiate, bring change and add value both to the society and personal skills.

Santhosh K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After schooling , i was searching for an oppurtunity to serve the society and thats how I ended up in Bhumi . From the day one it has been a great learning experience with so many oppurtunities , u only get to learn more and more :) My experience with Bhumi has got only better every day :)

Srinivasan N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bhumi, a new world for me, after entering i experienced the satisfaction more enough in my life!! :)

Sakshi C.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

bhumi has made me a better person in every way. on various occasions i felt i could learn some thing new from the kids They are open and full of love for everyone. They get attached to everyone very soon. They ask u to click their pictures and pose in a way as if they are gona star in a movie. In their own way they end up doing some thing different every day

bhumi has made great effort. the volunteers are leading the way but its the organisation which empowered them to do so.
its changing kids future and also ours, i can say so by my own experience. It gave the satisfaction i needed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bhumi gave me a platform to do something for the society in my small way.Providing a platform that involves young students and corporate makes it dynamic and ingenious.The extra care they take to ensure the best for the kids under them is truly exemplary.

4 bhargav

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Bhumi has got only better over the last 5 years. I'm really happy to share that I belong to first set of volunteers who got officially inducted into the organisation. The platform which Bhumi has set for youngsters to give back to the society and attain holistic growth both personally and professionally is truly commendable. Having involved in most of the edu as well as annual projects of Bhumi, I can boldly say that Bhumi is one of the best professionally manged NGO in the world. And yes, we always take immense pride and happiness in calling ourselves "Bhumians" *Collars up* :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its been more than a year... and still I wonder how i made it to BHUMI. Inspired by Dr.APJ's Vision 2020, I always wanted to do something useful for my society. Orkut came in handy in helping me out to find out the perfect destination - BHUMI. The democratic and transparent rules of this NGO really impressed me a lot.Among the various programs like kanini, MAD(teach English), Think green,Career counselling & little Einstein I preferred to volunteer for MAD. When I walked into the first day of my class for teaching english, I found lot of enthusiastic & energetic students, who had that interest to learn.But I was bit annoyed by the given syllabus as it contained too basic stuffs.Later We understood that these kids doesn't have the proper knowledge about the subject and need to be groomed effectively. Realizing the importance of the structured syllabus, the contents were scrutinized by the tech team.And now we are happy to listen some broken English from those kids, Which we consider as our first success. In the course of year,I found the sustainable-development in terms of programs, number of volunteers and achievements.This gives us some reason to rejoice. As our mission states, We the BHUMI volunteers are sacrificing our today to provide a better tomorrow!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bhumi has been influencing not only the kids but also brings lots of like minded youth to work for a cause and rejoice their work.
Bhumi's projects would take you so close to the beneficiaries which ensures satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.

I have been associated with Bhumi for more than 5 years and i feel extremely rewarding and would recommend for others too..!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Experience at Bhumi will always be special to me as it was the first place that i had the self realization that i had a larger role to play in society apart from fulfilling my personal needs and enjoying life.It has strengthened my cause to work for educational inequity in our country. Bhumi's volunteer are a motivation to the youth of our country. They belong to the section of society who both continue their jobs to sustain themselves and use their free time to repay back to the society by volunteering during weekends. Bhumi believes that every little contribution matters to make a bigger change....

Anish S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't know where to start. I've been a volunteer of Bhumi, nay strike that, volunteer is too common a term. I've been a family member of Bhumi since June 2010. Most people have a life altering experience once or twice in their lives. I had my experience every week. To have my heart strings pulled by their sweet innocence. To be awed by their never ending enthusiasm despite their social conditions. To be inspired by their passion to change India. They never had money. Not one, and yet no one's life's goal was to earn more money. It was to impact society more. They gave me a welcome break from the every day routine of life. They used to hound, jump, scream every time I came. Made me feel like a Rockstar, and if I missed even one class, the next class they used to be full of questions, concern in their eyes. Was I not well? Am I ok now. They gave me a fresh perspective on life every single day. I'll be back. Once a Bhumian, always a Bhumian. To be surrounded by volunteers, pumped up with passion, that was a different feel. Every volunteer was the epitome of Mahatma's words - Be the change you want to see.
I never went every week to teach. I went every week to learn. Jai Hind.

Ramesh M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

bhumi has given me a great opportunity to serve the childrens and proud to say that now am a member of a bhumi family. am looking forward to change the society with help of my bhumi family :)

we the bhumians gona , change today nd change tomorrow.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bhumi's passion and the way they approach the work towards a better society is astonishing. It taught me many aspects of life and made me to understand what good deed is. This sowed the seed of helping others and will continue to do so in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bhumi!!! I am speaking about a group of vibrant young people who have a vision and stretching by all means to do that. Its not always easy to achieve what you think. But in Bhumi, we youngsters like us doing that with joy and perfection. I am surprised how the whole unit is organised and carrying forward despite so many hurdles. The main weapon we carry to eradicate many social disease is Education. Basic education can eradicate all the basic differences in society. I involved in MAD (Make a Difference), to teach basic English to kids. After every week of teaching to many under privileged kids, my heart fills with joy. When i come out of class and when i leave the school every weekend, the kids come to me and greet in English. I can see the joy and interest and the feel from their eyes. As Gandhi said, "Use English as a medium to communicate only to Foreigners", I come out keeping my heads high and think that when these kids grow up and bring glory to our country, they'l speak at least a word in English what i taught to them. One thing i teach them is whatever heights they reach, don't forget the past and don't forget to help kids like them in the future and don't forget our country. Bhumi has changed my life forever. Life is all about sharing. Sharing gives happiness. Whats the use of learning and keeping in your mind. I feel God has chosen me to share something to someone. I'l teach my kids to share in future. I can see a better India in near future. Jai Hind

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My association with Bhumi has been very special. The hard and smart work the volunteers put behind every action is commendable. Every volunteer has the opportunity to be heard. I have had innumerable unforgettable experiences teaching the kids. You get to look into the lives of more people, think and try to do something that could change the way they live. Running behind the kids and making them sit in class adds a lot to the fun quotient in the class. Thinking of new ways to handle the class also kindles the creative side in you.

To quote Winston Churchill,
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Great to be a part of Bhumi. I wish to see it grow even further. I hope to keep working with Bhumi for as long as I can.

Jai Hind..

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always wanted to do something for the society and bhumi was thr most apt place for me to fullfil this need. Such a brilliantly set up and managed organization, clear and perfect in its motive of serving the society. I loved the experience as a volunteer. Bhumi is the best for both the children we help and the volunteers who help out.