The local tribals of Vinjamur, Charles Girijan colony, Andhra Pradesh, are reaping the rewards of literacy by sending their children to a night school conducted by AiducateNow and Desire India Chennai Trust. They are waking up to the light of education and the awareness it brings. Their lifestyle has got a healthy boost as the school also supplies nutritious food, a key to a healthy mind and body. The parents couldn't be happier. 
Started in 2011, the evening school program support one school with 41 Dalit children (aged 6 to 12) at Vinjamur, a small village in Nellore district  in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The demographics of the village include mostly indigenous tribal people who are uneducated agricultural laborers, fisherman and contract based workers. They live below the poverty line defined by the Government of India, which means that their income does not exceed US $530 per annum (or $1.45 per day). Even today very few tribal people see the light of education due to abject poverty and constant struggle for survival.
Desire India and AiducateNow have stepped in to fill the gap and make sure these children stay in school. DI and AiducateNow have collaborated to open Charles Girijan Centre, a night school where local tribal children can go after school hours to get supplemental education, help with homework, and nutritious local food.

​Cultural programs and educational trips are regularly arranged to help the children develop their social skills and boost self- confidence. Inspired by their children successes, even some of the parents are joining the children to learn to read and write.

With the help of  Desire India and Aiducatenow school dropout rates have reduced significantly in the local Dalit community.

AiducateNow plans to reach out to more children of the tribal community in AP and help the young generation to achieve the light of high school and college education, thus improving the standards of the tribal community through self-sustainability.