NGO: Swa-Roopwardhinee


Swa-Roopwardhinee is a social service organization that promotes the integrated development of students through a variety of educational activities and programs, including vocational training, a self-study center, a Montessori school, a coaching center to prepare students for university exams, and women’s empowerment programs. It was founded in 1979 with a mission to enrich the latent qualities of young, intelligent and capable children of society without any discrimination based on caste, color and creed. It is a place where future leaders are continually nurtured by providing hope, care and loving kindness through different types of informal activities and projects.

IDRF Partner Since: 1997

Focus Area: Education

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Project Title: Mobile Science Laboratory Expansion, Scholarship fund for brilliant but needy children, and Integrated Development Centers.


In 1996, Swa-Roopwardhinee initiated a Mobile Laboratory Program to provide educational programs focused on science – a subject that was found to be in great deficit in many of the current local educational institutions. As a result of this program, both students and teachers are seeing much greater use for the integration of the sciences in education.

IDRF and Swa-Roopwardhinee have been working together for two decades on Mobile Science Laboratory. Their goal has been to empower slum/rural children and youth through education and vocational training including coaching for various competitive exams. Till date, the Mobile Laboratory and All Round Rural Development project, has helped 12,000 students to complete High School education and teachers have received practical training.