Integrated Rural Community Development Society (IRCDS) was founded in 1986. IRCDS focuses on addressing the root causes of barriers to education by promoting inclusive quality education for enhancing learning outcomes of children in a child friendly environment / safe schools in collaboration with Education Department in government schools, and other stakeholders.
IRCDS with Leap to Shine focuses on girls studying from 4th grade to 11th Grade. These girls belong to the Dalit and tribal villages of Poondi Block in Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. Education is often the tool that can help these girls avoid becoming victims of Child marriage. Thus, empowering them through digital education will go a long way in helping them stand on their own feet.