Science Laboratories for Rural Students

Cognizant Foundation has supported Isha Vidya, Coimbatore for Setting up of the Science laboratories in 3 rural schools in Villupuram, Tuticorin and Nagarkoil Districts. These labs will allow the children to do scientific experiments based on concepts and would enable them to relate theoretical concepts to practical usage. Over 4957 students are presently studying in these schools.

As part of Isha’s social outreach programs, Isha Vidhya rural schools have been started in villages (under the umbrella of Isha Education in 2005) to  provide high quality school education to underprivileged rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it.  Currently they run 9 rural schools in the districts of Coimbatore, Erode, Nagercoil, Tuticorin, Villupuram, Salem, Cuddalore and Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu and in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh where most of the students are first-generation learners from under-privileged families.