Disrupting literacy at scale through open source groundbreaking new processes

About us


"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."

Rabindranath Tagore.

DEVI Sansthan is a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO), founded in 1992 by Dr Sunita Gandhi. Our vision is a world in which every person is empowered with the skills of functional literacy and numeracy. Our mission is to mobilise a movement for literacy for all. This encompasses everyone – children in and out of school, and adults of all ages! Beyond literacy, we strive to catalyse transformation of the education system, to become more holistic and learner-centred.

DEVI Sansthan is a not-for-profit initiative with the mission of spreading literacy for all and transforming the education system to be more wholistic and learner centred.

"Education is a continuous and creative process. It's aim is to develop the capacities latent in human nature and to coordinate their expression for the enrichment and progress of society."

"Sumpoorn Nai Shiksha (SNS)" or "All-encompassing New Education (ANewEd)" was conceptualized as a first step towards an education that addresses not only a person's intellectual/material needs, but also provides him with human/social perspective, and addresses his spiritual need.

Instead of addressing the mind alone, the foundation of education in the 21st century must be built upon the four factors that make a complete human-being - the heart, the spirit, the mind and the body. The order of priority must follow a humanistic approach, placing the individual at the center of all action. This will be different to the model that has been in practice until now, where pupils have been forced into academic straitjackets, completely ignoring the uniqueness and individuality of human identity and its potential to contribute to human welfare.

It is designed as a flexible, adaptable program (a living, breathing entity) that can be improved through time with feedback mechanisms and moulded according to individual group needs without a compromise of the principles for which it stands.