Quality Education for Underprivileged Children

Laia Foundation's educational program is a multi-year intensive effort to improve learning levels of children in the poorest and most marginalized villages in Tamilnadu. In each village, 2 local tutors are hired and trained to provide 2-hours of after-school evening support classes for children.

Each child’s skill level is tracked using a skill chart and children who lag behind are given special attention. Specially designed games and activities help children focus and learn better.

Parents are involved from the start and pay a small fee to support part of the costs for the program. This fee payment makes the village tutors accountable to parents who regularly monitor the evening classes. Community events and festivals where children present what they have learnt also create a wider learning environment in the village.