Founded in 2002 we are located in a quiet valley near the city of Dharwad in Karnataka, South India. Established on three acres of land a short distance from Kalkeri Village, the school consists of simple buildings made from traditional materials. In this peaceful setting, the children enjoy the tranquillity necessary for their academic studies, music practice and performing arts activities.
We provide education in academic subjects, Hindustani Classical Music, Bharatanatayam Dance and Drama. In addition, food, accommodation and healthcare are all provided free of cost. There are no fees at all !
The social project is both traditional and modern in its approach. Tradition is taught through the ancient disciplines of the Indian classical arts. The modern educational programme is based on the Karnataka State syllabus. Computer studies are also an important element to prepare the students to meet the demands of today’s rapidly evolving world.
The origins of our NGO were basic but clear: through the medium of traditional Indian music combined with regular schooling, the lives of disadvantaged children could be transformed. For many of these children no formal education was available, so the first step was to set up a favourable learning environment for them. Teaching and guidance provided by a team of dedicated professionals then gave these children the ability and confidence to stand on their own two feet, ensuring that in time they will become creative and resourceful citizens of the world.
In this residential school, students are going back home two times a year in October and April, each time during six weeks.