Ved Vignan Maha Vidhya Peeth (VVMVP)
It was the first rural school started by Sri Sri Ravi Shankarin 1981. It started when Sri Sri observed some local children playing in the dust near The Art of Living Centre. When he saw that they had no access to education he decided to do something to help them.
A local volunteer was appointed to look after the children to give them basic lessons in hygiene, teach them educational games and to serve them free h ealthy food for lunch. This became a big attraction for the children and their parents, and continues to date. As the school has progressed, a formal educational structure has been established and the number of students and teachers has increased.
Today this school has become a model for 425 similar free schools that are revolutionising education in rural and tribal India.
Journey so far:
- 32 Years
- 20 states
- 425 schools
- 53,361 students
- 100% result in 10th std public exams
- Girls Boys ratio accross schools 48:52