NGO: Society for the Integrated Development of the Himalayas (SIDH)


SIDH is a social service organization dedicated to providing holistic education to local children and youth in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. SIDH currently operates 11 schools from pre-primary to high school level, serving hundred of children from 40 villages in the local area. The organization also offers youth courses, teacher training, educational research, advocacy, and publication units.

IDRF Partner Since: 2013

Focus Area: Education

Location: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Project Title: Gyan Kendra


Through Gyan Kendra, an educational center in Mussoorie, SIDH coordinates programs and seminars to understand the role of indigenous languages and traditional knowledge in the social systems of villages. SIDH also provides youths with fellowships to work and research in the areas of health, organic farming and traditional knowledge systems.