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Last Updated on April 6, 2021

Operation in state

  • Pan India

Thematic Areas

  • Education and Employment
  • Social Enterprise
  • Women and Gender

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)


Verified Organization

Established In 1992

10 Station Road , Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh , 226001

About the organization


DEVI Sansthan (Dignity, Education, Vision International) is an innovative not-for-profit educational organization that offers highly effective, evidence-based, low-cost, replicable and scalable solutions to problems of literacy and school education. Since its inception in 1992, the projects of the organization have aimed to create a sustainable positive impact in the education, skills, health and incomes of underprivileged people in communities across India. It was established in the city of Lucknow under the leadership of Dr. Sunita Gandhi, a globally renowned educationist. The organization’s work has been recognized and appreciated by important personalities including the Chief Minister and Governor of Uttar Pradesh. The organization has also been covered by several media platforms including the Times of India, Hindustan Times etc. Several governments, foundations and bilateral government agencies have supported the work of the organization.

DEVI Sansthan’s flagship project ‘Global Dream’ was launched in 2014 and aims to achieve Universal Foundational Literacy and Numeracy through a People’s Movement. The project is based on the belief that India’s Foundational Literacy Crisis cannot be solved by school teachers alone and a solution is possible only if all stakeholders of our society take action to solve the problem in a time-bound manner. To achieve this, the Global Dream project has developed and piloted a literacy toolkit (available in 13 languages) and methodology, after 14 years of international research, that can make a child or adult literate in 30 hours! Most importantly, the pilots have demonstrated that the Global Dream toolkit can be used by any literate child or adult to teach another illiterate person with little or no training and make another person literate in less time. Going forward, DEVI Sansthan aims to scale up the Global Dream project in India and abroad in collaboration with governments, schools, colleges and universities, corporations, CSRs and individual volunteers. The One World Literacy Campaign is also being launched on International Women's Day 2021 to mobilize widespread action by organizations and individuals across the world to remove illiteracy in mission mode.

DEVI Sansthan is also implementing 3 other projects offering holistic solutions to learners, teachers and schools. These include:

  • ‘Power of One’ School project in which 1 teacher learning centers offer alternative education to out of school children and help them get mainstreamed into school education
  • ‘Sumpoorn Nayi Shiksha’ or SNS Education project that provides a holistic curriculum in non-formal and government school settings to develop children intellectually, spiritually and morally 
  • ‘Large-scale Government Schools Teacher Training and Student Assessment’ project for government school teachers for their holistic professional development and assessment requirements.
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Special features of the organization

  • Effective and Time-bound: All the projects of the organization aim to achieve their aimed impact quickly within a given time period. 
  • Zero, Near Zero and Low-Cost interventions: The organization has piloted various low-cost but effective implementation models for its projects that can also be made zero and near-zero cost per learner. 
  • Evidence-Based Intervention: The organization believes that showing significant and quick improvements in teaching-learning outcomes highly encourages both the instructor and the learner. Hence, all their projects equip the stakeholders with evaluation tools and methods that give feedback at a micro-level. At a large scale, the design of their interventions enables them to conduct impact evaluations that give them insights that are used to improve and achieve their goals and objectives efficiently.
  • Replicable and Scalable: The projects can easily be customized and implemented by diverse stakeholders including governments, schools, corporates, NGOs and individual volunteers in a variety of settings including schools, offices, communities, homes or any other location. Scalable models in these settings have been developed and consolidated, ready to be scaled up with confidence.

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

DEVI Sansthan's projects offer low-cost, scalable, replicable, adaptable and highly effective solutions to the problems of illiteracy and education for the underprivileged. They are aligned to multiple areas of activities for which companies can implement CSR Projects as given Under Section 135, Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 including Promotion of Education and Skills, Promoting Gender Equality, Promoting Health and Eradicating Poverty. They are also aligned to important socio-economic development laws and policies like the Right to Education Act 2009, National Education Policy 2020, Samagra Shiksha Scheme and various targets of United Nation’s SDG 4 on Achieving Quality Education for all.


DEVI Sansthan is lead by the accomplished educationist and visionary, Dr. Sunita Gandhi who has developed Global Dream's unique 30-hour literacy toolkit after 20 years of international research. Global Dream has already impacted approx. 2.5 lakh illiterate learners across India and the goal is to impact 2 million by end of 2022. DEVI Sansthan has built strong and successful partnerships in the past with governments, NGOs, corporates, schools, higher education institutions, bilateral/multilateral organizations, academicians and individuals to implement its projects. The organization's work has been recognized by various important personalities, leaders and media platforms. They invite corporates to partner with us in making India 100% literate.



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Project Detail of Organization

Global Dream
Project Type: Others
The Global Dream project uses a unique curriculum and pedagogy where the instructor helps the learne....
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SNS Education (Sampoorn Nai Shiksha)
Project Type: Others
"Sumpoorn Nai Shiksha (SNS)" or "All-encompassing New Education " project aims to equip government s....
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'Power of One' School
Project Type: Others
Power of One school is a one-teacher alternative school model where out-of-school children are given....
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Large Scale Government School Teacher Training and Student Assessment
Project Type: Others
Large Scale Teacher Training DEVI Sansthan in collaboration with Global Education and Training Inst....
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