It all began in 1981 when Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values noticed children of construction workers playing in the dust while the Art of Living center was being built.
Sri Sri observed these children had no access to education. Basic lessons, healthcare, and free healthy food were provided to the children. With support from donors like you, we now have over 700 schools with over 70,000 children. When we educate our children, we empower our communities.
We believe that education is a universal right that can help break the cycles of poverty, disease, and social inequity. It empowers children with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to shape a better future for themselves, their communities and the world. Join us in making the world a better place, starting with one child at a time.
A Holistic Approach
ALL ROUND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Besides academics, personality development programs, daily pranayama & meditation, and a host of extracurricular activities are practiced
THE CHANGE AGENTS
Teachers are trained in methods of holistic education, pranayama and meditation practices, and participation in community development programs, making them agents of change
Conducting yoga and pranayama programs, health and hygiene awareness camps, and constant communication with parents, help bring about a positive environment for the children to be nurtured in
100% results, Zero Dropouts, and more than 90% attendance
What We Do
Today, Care for Children initiative has touched more than 70k young children in 702 schools across 22 states of India in the slum, tribal, and rural belts where child labor and poverty are widespread.
Through the two different formats Sri Sri Gnan Mandir Schools (SSGM) and Sri Sri Bal Vidya Kendra (SSBVK) it caters to children in age groups 3 onwards.
SSGM provides primary and secondary education from Kinder Garden to Grade 10th. These schools focus not just on the academic growth of the child but also on value-based nurturing.
SSBVK schools are based on feeder formats. Catering to children of age group 3-5 years, the schools act as agents to channelize children at their very tender ages. The idea is to make impart moral and cultural values at the right time. This 2 hours- 5 Days a week format is gaining popularity among rural Indian parents.