Help Madhi impact 8000 students and 250 teachers this year

By Merlia Shaukath

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Madhi was launched in 2016 as a nonprofit committed to working in the education sector in India. We design and deliver in-service (and on the job) teacher professional development programmes and programmes to accelerate student learning outcomes across government schools and low fee private schools in Tamil Nadu. We also contribute to projects that impact school education in Tamil Nadu systemically - we are involved in the textbook revision process for the state of Tamil Nadu and also assist the state in implementing scalable digital learning projects across its government schools.

The Foundation draws its inspiration from the Tamil proverb “vidhiyai madhiyaal vellalaam”, which translates to, “destiny can be conquered with knowledge (madhi)”.  We truly believe that equitable and purposeful education can be a great leveler for children, mitigating the adverse impact of most of their social, cultural or economic disadvantages on their future, helping them realise their potential for excellence. 

From 3 schools in 2015 (our pilot year) to impacting nearly 150 schools in 2017-18, Madhi has grown to impact nearly 8000 students and 250 teachers this year. Our teacher development data and student learning outcome data (yes, we crunch a lot of data!) show promising results and we witness change everyday and it makes every other challenge that comes with trying to change the system worth it. 

Madhi has ambitious (some might even call it 'crazy'!) goals and we believe that every child deserves an excellent education and every teacher a nurturing ecosystem. If you believe this crazy goal can and should be achieved before we lose more time and more generations to inequitable quality of education, support us and help us build a team that's passionate, intelligent, empathetic and believes in such crazy dreams for our children!

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Merlia Shaukath
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Madhi Foundation

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