Institute of Social Education (ISE) was initially formed as a unit of SOLAR Trust specifically aimed at imparting quality education to all irrespective caste, creed, sex and other indifference’s among the children in Tamil Nadu. As its progress, ISE emerged as iconic name among the teachers and students, which is engaged purely in educational development. In 2015, ISE was registered as separate entity under the Indian Trust Act and continue to serve as a sister concern of SOLAR Trust.
Since the beginning of 2000, series of programmes on Right to free and compulsory education have been executed for the teachers, students, school management, elected representatives of local governance etc., Institute of Social Education significantly contributed in the coordination of Federation of Child Friendly Schools in Tamil Nadu and have close association with more than 1800 schools, 21 unions towards the promotion of Child Friendly Approach in all the Schools.
SOLAR Trust was established in 1998 under the Indian Trust Act as a non-profit development organization in order to involve the underprivileged community to get their rights and resources by themselves towards sustainable and dignified livelihood. SOLAR trust concentrates in the field of women empowerment, sustainable livelihood development, organic farming, environmental protection and education. In other words, SOLAR Trust concentrates on social concerns and the ISE concentrates on educational concerns.