Change Today… Change Tomorrow

Bhumi was founded on August 15, 2006 by a group of friends, who believed that every underprivileged child deserves quality education. Since then, Bhumi has transformed this conviction into a volunteering opportunity for India’s youth, launching a snowball effect of nurturing talent on the path to an educated, poverty-free India. Bhumi USA is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN: 47-11675098), registered in Kirkland, Washington (WA). Bhumi USA is committed to supporting the operations and programs of Bhumi India. Our mission is to create a sustainable and long-term impact in the lives of underprivileged communities through education and to drive social impact via civic volunteering initiatives.

Bhumi USA exists to fund the operations and programs of Bhumi India, as well as to establish Bhumi’s presence and chapters in the United States.


To help build a more influential, equal and socially conscious society.


To drive social change by fostering an environment where young adults and children learn, lead, and thrive.


Board of Directors

Harisankar Namasivayam, Co-founder Bhumi India and USA, Treasurer Bhumi USA

One of the original co-founders of Bhumi, Hari developed and led the Kanini project (computer science education) in it’s early stages in the mid-2000’s. After finishing his PhD in Physics, he is currently working as a Machine Learning & AI scientist.

Raj Swaminathan, Secretary

A software engineer by profession, Raj is interested in framing public policy and promoting technological advances in the aid of lesser developed communities. He also loves traveling and playing board games. He currently lives in the greater Seattle area.


Prahalathan Karunakaran, Co-founder Bhumi India and USA

Dr. Prahalathan is the co-founder of Bhumi and is involved with programme development, strategy and organizational growth and communications. A consultant Ophthalmologist, he now actively promotes volunteering nationally.

Bhumi USA has chapters in Seattle, WA and San Francisco Bay area, CA


Our Programs


Bhumi’s Ignite program is geared towards providing holistic education and enabling sustainable livelihoods for children from underserved communities. Bhumi’s Catalyse program aims to make volunteering a national habit to drive sustainable development goals. Bhumi’s Fellowship program is centered around the holistic development of children through efforts on whole-school transformation.


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