Anjana Vidyakendra


The highest function of education is to bring about an integrated individual who is capable of dealing with life as a whole. -J. Krishnamurti

In the context of a rural Indian environment, education is not easily available and schooling is is de-prioritized in favor of labor in nearby silk factories. Anjana School was started in 2000, is an attempt to fill this educational void by creating an ideal elementary school. The school is recognized by the government of Karnataka.

We have created a co-educational school with a very special environment. The school is loved by children, parents, and teachers, and unites the community. The buildings on the campus are built using natural, locally available materials, and with native labor and know-how. The school is run by qualified, concerned, capable and motivated teachers.

Apart from preparing the young to succeed academically and vocationally, it is also our goal to make them self-aware, confident, skilled, and sensitive to human issues, relationships, and their own inner world. Therefore, in addition to providing a formal education based on standards established by the Karnataka State Education board, a lot of non-formal education techniques are also used in the school. Efforts are being made to make sure the child continues to identify himself/herself with the rural life, respect native sentiments and develop a sense of pride and belonging and see the richness in the unique cultural values and ethos that are typical of Indian society.

The school is built on the land donated by local philanthropists, Mr.Krishnamurthy and Mrs.Kalyani Krishnamurthy. Mr.Krishnamurthy, a small time farmer and a priest, donated half acre land on his 4 acre farm to help disadvantaged children get a proper education. The buildings on campus were built through the generous support of donors. The facilities on campus are simple and cost-effective. We do not receive any governmental funding.

The cost of educating a child (operational costs) at the school is approximately $12 (Rs. 500) per child, per month. In an effort to encourage the family’s participation and investment in the child’s education, families are encouraged to contribute approximately $2.50 (Rs.100) per child, per month. The school depends on monthly contribution from caring and generous donor to maintain its operation.

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