"Human capital is a vital ingredient in building a nation. Education is the passport to accelerated economic growth and is the key to build human capital"
Divyadeepa derives inspiration from the ideals of Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda. The spirit of compassion, patriotism and spirituality drives Divyadeepa.
Do you feel for these kids? Are you concerned with their present and future?
- Children from difficult and turbulent domestic backgrounds.
- Children who are unable to adjust to the strict regimen of the conventional school
- Children dropped out from the school due to various compulsions of life
- Chilld labourers who have missed the sunny years of their childhoods
- Children of families who cannot afford a quality school for many reasons.
- In a nutshell, mentally sound children who find main stream schools inadequate
Addressing a national Problem :
According to ASER (Annual status of Education Report) released by our human resources minister Dr. Kapil Sibal on 16th January 2012, only 48.2% of 5th standard RURAL school going children can read 2nd standard mother tongue text books. So more than 51.8% of rural kids do not have proper schools! Though school enrolment figures are raising, basic reading and arithmetic levels are declining.
Solution : A New education system is emerging here!
Not enough practical research is being done about the education of these 51.8% of rural children. Divyadeepa is doing the same through its FREE residential & non-residential experimental school, 'Kaliyuva Mane".[Kaliyuva=Learning, Mane=Home] Beneficiaries are rural OUT OF SYSTEM CHILDREN. The school works on the philosophy, 'School for children' rather than 'Children for school'. A new education system is emerging here! The school is yet to get Government support.
Going beyond Right to Education Act!
This free school has not only implemented RTE in spirit but has gone beyond it in several aspects. The school is providing food, accommodation and an atmosphere charged with LOVE, CARE & EMPATHY in addition to education for resident children. Rest of the children are coming as day scholars. Age range is beyond 6-14. Divyadeepa is also supporting the post-matriculation studies of some children.
Join the Movement!
The transformation brought by the school in the lives of the children, the transparency in running the organisation and the success of the experiments carried out are attracting hundreds of young volunteers, specially from Engineering colleges, Medical colleges and business schools. Senior volunteers with young heart have also joined this movement. Infosys founder, Dr. N.R. Narayana Murthy who visited Divyadeepa has left this message in the visitor's book : "I'm extremely happy to see the wonderful work being done by Divyadeepa team to empower forgotten India."
If you are compassionate /empathetic / patriotic / spiritually inclined, here is an opportunity for you to participate in this grass root level nation-building project. Divyadeepa welcomes you to its home-cum-school to experience first-hand an atmosphere of hope and joy. You are welcome to contribute
or to be our friend spreading good words about Divyadeepa.