Aakash Vidhyalaya School
“Varthana continued to stay by my side and little by little, helped me develop my school.”
Aakash Vidhyalaya School in Tiruppur was founded in 2003 by Mrs. Uma Maheshwari. Her steady determination to educate children in her neighborhood rewarded the community with a school that provides education in English from LKG to standard 5.
Mrs. Uma Maheshawari is the School Correspondent of Aakash Vidhyalaya School. Her life is an inspiring story of challenge, which she ultimately overcame. Both societal and familial pressure made it difficult for Mrs. Uma Maheshwari to work to her highest potential and contribute all that she could. Despite this, she began teaching in a school and holding after-school tuitions to do what she always meant to do – teach. And even when pressure from all corners continued to persist, Mrs. Uma Maheshwari optimistically took this as a challenge and finally started a school of her own.
Running a school held its own set of challenges. Mrs. Uma Maheshwari struggled for finances. There were times when she could not afford fuel for the school bus. The school building also required reconstruction and this only increased her financial struggle. She worried about her students and their promising futures, which she was so hopeful about.
Her timely partnership with Varthana provided the financial resources she required to complete the construction of her school building, build stable classrooms and continue helping children study better. Having implemented the School Transformation Program into her classrooms, Mrs. Uma Maheshwari has seen a marked development in her students and her teachers, who are consistently making an effort to speak in English in their classrooms.
It was always her dream to start a school, help children get an education and in so doing, uplift other vulnerable sections of society such as the elderly and orphaned children whom she has the heart to serve. Mrs. Uma Maheshwari achieves this each day she walks into classrooms to help young people become responsible young adults who will go on to shape a better world.