Nominated Literacy Heroes

Organisational Nominations

Cadmus Sodha Schools

Name : Cadmus Sodha Schools

Address : Cadmus Education Trust C/O Sodha Schools Limda Lane


Place : Jamnagar

Mobile : 9879908080

Email :

Work in field of literacy : The passion and commitment of those involved in Cadmus Sodha Schools lies with low-cost, high quality education. Cadmus’s sole purpose was to focus on improving literacy for the underprivileged in rural Gujarat. The Cadmus Sodha team lead by Ms Ekta Sodha started its groundbreaking work from her native town of Jamnagar. The network of low-cost schools currently serves 5,000 students in eight schools – up from 3,500 students last year, and 1,500 students in 2012. It is intended to expand the chain of schools at a similar or increasing rate each year. The network has created exceptional educational opportunities to improve literacy (as well as numeracy), using an innovative technological approach, for low-income families priced at only INR 500 per pupil per month, including free books and uniform. The CEO’s dream is to ensure that no child is left behind from basic literacy. In Cadmus Sodha schools, Ekta also runs after-school literacy classes for poor parents and senior citizens, free o

No of Beneficiaries : 75,000

Social Impact : Cadmus Sodha’s social impact arises through the way schools extend access to the poor to high-quality, technologically-sophisticated education, in exceptionally low-cost schools with an innovative all-inclusive payment scheme. The work being undertaken is influencing rural communities in Gujarat in a major way. The expansion of Cadmus Sodha Schools is entirely in rural areas, including the coastal belt of Gujarat, mainly made up of fishing villages, and rural districts inland. The schools offer a daily payment option to parents, to enhance their accessibility, to fit in with those daily paid labourers and fishermen and fishmongers whose income is on a daily basis. A huge number of kids do not go to a good school purely due to lack of a consistent income. Cadmus Sodha schools took away the stigma of not having money by offering these daily fees, which are all-inclusive, with nothing further to pay for books and uniform. Removing the entry level barrier to education with low fees of Rs.

Fund Outlay : 2

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : Cadmus Sodha’s work has grown organically. However, lately generous donors and investors have come forward to help take the literacy program to many more children in rural villages.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : Winning the prestigious Rotary Literacy Hero Award will not only help Cadmus Sodha Schools build credibility, but also will inspire and set an example for many young people to come forward and dedicate their lifes work to education. India has a huge pool of young people who need good role models; recognizing the work of Ekta Sodha and her team will help this talent join hands for the mission of improving educational opportunities for the less-blessed in society. This award will help take this mission forward and work as an endorsement to good efforts of an individual to help society and inspire others at the same time to take this Rotary mission of eradicating illiteracy from India.

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : Yes

Recognition Detail : Under Ektas leadership, Sodha Schools achieved 5th rank in the entire state of Gujarat by Asias premiere Digital Learning Magazine, for raising literacy and providing technologically sophisticated education at a very low cost.

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