Our Story

Vidhya Vidhai is a Chennai-based, not-for-profit organisation working in the field of school education. We partner with education leaders to strategically plan and execute the best systemic leadership practices in the school education system. Our current reach is in Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Telangana in partnership with both the state education departments.

Vidhya Vidhai believes education is for children and, therefore, should be centred around children. In a child-centred learning environment, children are given choices of how and what they learn, based on the theory that children thrive when they can see a direct connection between the instructional material on the one hand and their own interests and real-world experiences on the other. In such a setting, the classroom becomes a collaborative environment, with the child as an active rather than passive participant.

Vidhya Vidhai also believes that only a key decision maker in the school system can ensure this environment for a child, and that is the School Leader, who can be called Head Master/Head Mistress or Principal in different names. These beliefs have shaped Vidhya Vidhai’s vision.

Our Vision

Ensure child-centric schools for every child in India by 2050

Our Mission

Build capacity within the state system to enhance School Leadership Development

Enable school leaders and teachers to create safe, inclusive and stimulating learning environment

Promote collective efforts to foster every child’s fullest potential

Our Core Values


Our Journey so far

Year of Beginning
Vidhya Vidhai was inaugurated in Chennai and incubated by Edumentum. We onboarded our first whole school transformation programme this year
Year of Learning
We received mentorship and guidance from Wipro Seeding Fellowship and Tech4Good Fellowship. Our very first team member joined this year and led the first private school cluster transformation programme in Tondiarpet.
Year of Thriving
We embarked on a journey with Samagra Shiksha Tamil Nadu to transform the Moongileri cluster. We collaborated with Lend-A-Hand India for Vocational Education Programme. A state-level training programme for the school management committee was conducted in Tamil Nadu
Year of Innings
Along with expanding our government school cluster programme, we signed our School Leadership Development Programme with the Directorate of School Education, Puducherry to impact 700+ Puducherry schools.
Year of Turnings
With a well-established partnership with Samagra Shiksha, Tamil Nadu, we implemented our Leadership Enhancement and Acceleration Programme (LEAP). We collaborated with Lend-A-Hand India for Vocational Education Programme. In collaboration with Shikshalokam, a state-level training programme for the school management committee was conducted.
Year of Partnering
We anchored a national initiative with CBSE for creating self-paced learning resources on SQAA Framework and led Vidya Amrit Mahotsav in collaboration with Shikshalokam, BarefootEdu and Mantra4Change for NCERT's Vidya Amrit Initiative.
Year of Scaling
School Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) begins impacting 37500 schools across Tamil Nadu. Telangana Education Leadership Collective along with Alokit, Shikshalokam and Mantra4Change is formed. Vidhya Vidhai scales deep in Tamil Nadu with District Education Empowerment Programme in Nagapattinam, Coimbatore and Chengalpet.
Year of Transforming