Creating joyful, empowering education which enhances livelihood options, creating socially and environmentally conscious citizens who are catalysts for change.

At the Swades Foundation, we work with 1,275 schools, 806 anganwadis and 39 Junior colleges to ensure that learning is fun, learning is holistic and learning is empowering. We believe good education is one that broadens horizons, creates choices for the child to achieve her/his dreams.


Leadership Training


principals trained

Infrastructure Upgrades


schools with new upgrades

In-Service Training


teachers trained

Career Counselling


children counselled for better future



students provided with scholarship

Children with Special Needs


teachers trained for

Update as of 28th Feb 2019



To empower school staff to lead by example, we provide extensive leadership training to principals and in-service training to teachers and anganwadi workers. In addition, we have setup a learning resource center exclusively for children with special needs (CWSN) and trained another 323 teachers to teach and train these special children.


Interventions include infrastructure upgrades such as drinking water and hand wash stations and sanitation (separate urinals and toilets for boys and girls respectively; as per UNICEF guidelines), setting up of libraries, computer labs, activity based learning, science and math kits for interactive and joyful learning.


We provide two types of scholarships to deserving students who come from unprivileged families. Mass Scholarships are for students to uptake Grade XI and XII whereas Excellence Scholarships are for students who want to pursue professional courses like CA, CS, Engineering and Medical. In addition to that we provide career counselling to prepare students and parents for future opportunities. Forming and strengthening of school management committees who are empowered to act upon any issues pertaining to their school management and ensure corrective action through appropriate mechanisms.

Vanita Lonshikar from Tala block in Raigad district lost her father at a young age and her mother being a single parent couldn’t afford to pay for Vanita’s education beyond Grade X

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