Madhi Foundation was established as a non-profit organisation working in the education sector, committed to the cause of bridging the equity gap in education for children across India. The Foundation draws its inspiration from the Tamil proverb, "É½ia k½ah± bt±yyh«" (“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. Madhi believes that an excellent education ought to equip children with the ability to think deeply and rationally, to ask questions and remain curious about the world around them, and emerge as creators and innovators of ideas, solutions and life paths of their choice.
Madhi aims to design and implement programmes in the education sector catering to the marginalized and most underserved communities across India. Its programmes have specific mandates and target different areas of intervention within the education sector.
The Transformational Academic Programme (TAP) is designed to transform the teaching-learning environment in a classroom while taking into consideration all the constraints peculiar to under-resourced schools. The challenges faced by teachers in these schools are unique and complex and they often lack the support mechanisms required to overcome these challenges.
TAP was piloted across 3 schools in 2015-16 and yielded extremely encouraging results both in terms of teacher motivation and student learning outcomes. TAP intervention classrooms on an average saw a 6x improvement in reading fluency, 7x improvement in writing and 4x improvement in reading comprehension.Learn More