ANANYA was started in March 1998, by a group of individuals concerned about the dearth of schools that provide relevant and meaningful education for the underprivileged children in and around Bangalore city. Even though the Indian constitution guarantees free and compulsory education to all children up to the age of 14, there are no schools that the poor can choose from. Either the schools are very good but expensive therefore beyond the reach of the underprivileged, or they are free but have poor physical facilities and offer a standard curriculum which is dull and boring. Most children, who drop out of school, do so because the schools do not cater to their special needs. Education in such critical context has no meaning or relevance to these children. It does not provide them with the required skills to overcome the social traumas or the emotional and physical hardships they face everyday.
Board and accommodation provided at the Project.
To run a unique school ASK (Ananya Shikshana Kendra) that makes learning fun, relevant and meaningful for underprivileged children who are excluded from mainstream schools. To provide a platform ACT (Ananya Centre for Teachers) where people working with such children can meet to share experiences and ideas and create innovative teaching methods.
The Volunteer must be mature, committed, and friendly, responsible and should have good knowledge of English. The volunteers willing to work in this project will have to work for the full program year; travel month must be discussed with project in-charge depending on the project’s free time/vacation. Change in project will not be allowed. Since it requires long time commitment. There should be no smoking or consumption of alcohol on the campus.
How to get there?
Terminal: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
International Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
Domestic Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
6 months - 1,800.00 EUR
12 months - 2.800,00 EUR