Donating in kind
As we continue to open more schools, our need for library books, DVDs/CDs, computers and school supplies continues to grow! Below are general descriptions of the types of materials we are looking for. For specific needs, you can visit our wish list on Amazon.com by clicking on the link below or by going to Amazon.com and typing in “Isha Vidhya” in the space for “Find someone else’s wish list”.
A school library is an essential tool in providing quality education. Research has shown a strong correlation between student achievement and the presence of quality library facilities. Well equipped libraries are particularly important for schools in underprivileged areas, where children do not have books of their own at home.
Our goal is to equip each of our schools with a minimum of 3000 books.
We are particularly looking for books for young children as we currently have students from Lower Kindergarten to the fifth standard. Story books with lots of pictures are excellent, as are science and other non-fiction books with colorful illustrations. We are also in need of books with basic science experiments or arts and crafts projects.
Audio-visual and computer-based materials help create an environment of spoken English in the classroom which greatly supplements the regular class instruction. We are in need of computer material focused on basic English, math or science. We also are building our stock of educational video DVDs. Programs geared towards early language acquisition, like The Talking Letter Factory, as well as programs with good nature or science imagery are useful.
An essential aspect of the Isha Vidhya schools is the emphasis on computer skills and computer-assisted learning. Towards this end, we are setting up computer labs in each school, maintaining a 5:1 student to computer ratio. New or used personal computers or desk-top computers are welcome!
Our schools are able to provide basic stationery and school supplies to all of our students. Any special donations you would like to make will definitely be put to use. Arts and crafts supplies such as paints, markers, colored pencils, crayons, construction paper, chart paper, yarn, etc. are appreciated, as are educational posters or other wall hangings.
14 CA Thevar Layout,
Kannaperan Mill Road,
Coimbatore – 641 028
Phone: +91 94425-44458