About the Project
Bharti Foundation was set up with the mission “to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential”. Its flagship initiative, the Satya Bharti School Program, is establishing schools in rural India, with the objective of supporting the country’s MDG goals while creating a model of quality education. The program, a K-12 education model, envisions a senior secondary school for every 8 to 10 primary/elementary schools. It offers quality education free of cost to underprivileged children, with welfare schemes like midday meals, school uniforms and educational materials. The program has a special focus on girls and is committed to developing them into self-reliant individuals with a deep sense of social engagement. In higher classes, vocational courses are introduced to enhance employability.
Recently, the Foundation has initiated two new programs: Satya Bharti Learning Centers Program and a Quality Support Program. While the former will help enroll out-of-school children in government schools, a pilot of the latter aims to improve the quality of the schooling experience for students in government schools in a consultant/interventionist mode. Over the last few years, the Foundation has also established partnerships with NGOs, corporates, educational institutions and individuals to strengthen its program and the education sector in the country.