Vijayam Kartha is an Educational Consultant and Trainer. She is part of Initiatives of Change (www.iofc.org), a worldwide movement of people who believe that personal change leads to societal change. She strongly believes in the power of values based, quality education to transform society, as well as the teachers’ crucial role in nation building. She, along with a few of her friends in IofC, is pursuing a dream of ‘Reinventing Schools, Rebuilding the world’.
During her 30 plus years career, Vijayam has redefined education in her schools. As a Principal of one of the largest schools in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and later as Vice Chairperson of Kerala Public Schools, a chain of 9 schools. She tried to build a harmonic balance between academics, and sense of compassion and social responsibility towards our society, environment and ecosystem. Some of these activities included: Village development programme, Rural school adoption, Free education of slum children in the English medium school campuses during its free hours, Camp schools for out of school tribal girls, environment conservation activities etc.
Her work has been acknowledged by the Government and many Non-Governmental Organisations and is the winner of many national awards.