At Yein Udaan, we aim to bridge the opportunity gap through learning.
Have you played Survive Covid yet?
We designed a simulation to spread awareness and empathy among players on the plight of the poor during the pandemic and lockdown.
Why do we do this?
We believe that standards of living can be sustainably improved when all stakeholders in the home are empowered equally.
Who do we work for?
We work with low income families as units at our lab school in Chennai and our remote programs across Tamil Nadu.
Where do we work?
Our lab school is situated in a low-income washerman community in Chennai. We also provide remote learning opportunities through which we are able to reach marginalised families across Tamil Nadu.
When did we begin?
Our lab school was founded in 2017 by Vedika Agarwal with 15 families. Since then, we have grown to a team of over forty members including the core team, teachers, community leaders and advisors.
How we help
We offer holistic learning programs for children, youth and their parents to develop 21st century skills and meet their wellbeing needs.
We have distributed relief supplies including grains, spices, vegetables, soaps and sanitary napkins to 60,000+ people and learning packets to 300 children in Tamil Nadu.
‘Penn’ in Tamil means woman. In this initiative, we provide marginalised ladies learning opportunities to improve their skills-level, employability, confidence and mental health.
English Pesallam Vaanga
We partner with Community Radio stations and deliver spoken English lessons every day. They help listeners with commonplace conversations.
What people say about us
“I love coming to the centre because I have many opportunities to learn and play. The teachers call me a Leader and that makes me feel happy.“
D. Angelin Gladys
“Since I joined the skills development program, I have become a proud earning member of my family. I also feel happy that I can talk with my kids in English.”
“Initially, it was very hard for me to connect with the students and get them to listen to me. But over time, we have developed a bond and I look forward to my sessions with the kids.”