Cohort '20

Organisation name: Varitra Foundation
Geography: Haryana
Founded in: 2018
Baljeet Yadav
Ayeshna Kalyan
Varitra Foundation works on transforming rural government schools into quality education spaces in the state of Haryana. They work with rural communities who are struggling with low representation, low level of parents' education, low participation due to awareness level, negative perception towards government schools and inclination towards private education despite non-affordability. A lot of social problems like early marriage, high infant mortality rate, alcoholism, health issues, etc. are also prevalent across these villages. Varitra intends to resolve these problems by empowering the people within these communities through creating opportunities for quality education and leadership-building. They are enabling it through building capacity of teachers and running learning enhancement centers post school hours.