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Let’s put foundational learning first, so every child can thrive.
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    Madhi Foundation
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    Madhi Foundation

    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Madhi Foundation

Did you know that 75% of students in Std.3 in India cannot read a Std. 2 level text? Or that 81% of those students cannot solve simple questions on subtraction?* The lack of these basic foundational learning skills not only impacts these children’s ability to make the most of their continued learning through school and life but also drastically reduces their ability to have higher levels of individual income. Focussing on improving the foundational literacy and numeracy among young students in our underserved schools, fosters social as well as economic equity for each child and for the nation at large.

This is why at Madhi Foundation, we are determined to address the foundational learning crisis in India and improve learning in our government schools through holistic, simple, tech-based interventions.

Madhi Foundation was established in 2016 as a non-profit organisation working in the education sector, and we are committed to bridging the equity gap in education for children across India. The Foundation draws its inspiration from the Tamil adage, vidhiyay madhiyaal vellalaam, which translates to “destiny can be conquered with intellect (madhi)” and is working towards addressing the foundational learning crisis in India. We believe that equitable and purposeful education can be a great leveller for children, mitigating the adverse impact of most social, cultural or economic disadvantages on their future, and helping them create life paths of their choice and conquer their destinies. Madhi designs and implements programmes in the education sector to equip children with foundational literacy and numeracy, allowing them to emerge as the architects of ideas and life paths of their choice.

Over the past 4 years, we have worked extensively with the government departments in Tamil Nadu like Samagra Shiksha, the State Council for Educational Research and Training and the Department of School Education to reach over 32 lakh students, 1 lakh teachers, 37,000 schools and over 4000 administrators across the state through our Foundational Learning Improvement Programme (FLIP). We are now poised to expand further and are exploring partnerships with the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as well, for our projects.

With your generous support, we will be able to reach more underserved schools across the country and ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to design their future. Through every one of our projects, from the Foundational Learning Improvement Programme (FLIP) that works closely with state governments to transform school systems, to our pilot projects like Foundational Learning Over WhatsApp (FLOW) that was launched in response to the COVID-19 school closures, we are constantly working towards improving the quality of classroom teaching and learning at the foundational level.

Learn more about our various projects and activities at www.madhifoundation.org. You can also follow our work through our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages or read out latest Annual Report here.

Team Madhi

*Source: Data from ASER 2018 eport

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