Malenadu Education and Rural Development Society
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: School and Vocational Training
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 22 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: Expired
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. G. N. Hegde, Chairman Ms. S. R. Hegde, Vice Chairperson
Mr. L. M. Hegde, Secretary Mr. Ashok Bhat, Treasurer
Dr. Ramesh, Trustee Mr. K. R. Prakash, Trustee
Mr. L. S. Bhat, Trustee
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Malenadu Education and Rural Development Society (MEARDS) was established in 1998 to promote over-all development of children in a child-centric ambience. Their activities mainly take place in North Kannada district of Karnataka.

Some of their activities are as follows:

  • Chandana School for Children: The NGO's aim is to impart entrepreneurial, vocational, and activity-based education to students from early childhood to matriculation. The trustees believe that education should be interesting, meaningful and that financial constraints should not be a hurdle for getting proper education.  The organisation also runs a pre-primary school under the same name. Besides academics, they also conduct outdoor sports and games, have an interactive science centre and audio-visual methods to encourage different ways of learning. The children are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as dancing and speech competitions. MEARDS also has a Science Centre with the financial support of Deshpande Foundation in Hubli to provide science training to the teachers and students, especially from government schools.
  • Eklavya Computer Centre: The centre provides soft and technical skills training especially in leadership, communication and computer knowledge in order to enable the underprivileged in the area. They have 4 centres currently with around 250 students. The centre also conducts functional English workshops, a mobile library to facilitate better communication skills, and personality development. 
1 cr
59 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016