Holistic education cares for a child's physical, mental and emotional development.

Your contribution provides meals, healthcare, uniforms, transport, school supplies, hygiene, buildings, and develops surrounding communities. 

We stretch your money to the MAX! More than 95% goes directly to the programs.

When we educate our children, we empower our communities. Education is a universal right of a human being, and can help break the cycles of poverty, disease and social inequity. It equips children with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to shape a better future for themselves, their communities and the world! Watch an appeal from kids in the U.S asking for help.

© 2005 Kallol Sen, Courtesy of Photoshare

A Dollar-a-day Keeps Illiteracy Away

Children in rural, tribal and slum areas are denied their basic needs, and are often forced into hard labor. They work in farms, or stay home to help with raising siblings. Let's educate them in our fee-free schools, and rescue the future generations! Can you spare just a dollar everyday to sponsor a child through an entire school year? 

Thanks to a pledge from Sierra Circuits®, many of our projects from 2014 and 2015 are underway! We have set ourselves aggressive goals for 2016. We're counting on more support from our individual and Corporate donors.

Children with Computers

World Recognition!

Microsoft® selected five organizations in India, and the public was asked to vote for the remaining five organizations that are making a difference in local communities during the #UpgradeYourWorld campaign. We were voted to the top position!

We're truly blessed to have received votes and overwhelming support. Thank you Microsoft, for granting $50,000 in donation and technology toward Art of Living's Care for Children program!!

 

 

A School Bus is All It Takes

Keep a girl educated and safe!
Watch the one minute video. Join hands with us to purchase a school bus for the students at the Udaipur girls school. Our suggested donation is modest - $5 only! Forward it to five of your friends and share it on Facebook. (Higher donations are welcome of course!)
When 7000 of us can each give just $5 each,  these girls don't have to walk long distance in searing heat or harsh rains to get to a school! Click here to participate in the crowd funding for their school bus.
 

Almost 95% of our children are first generation learners.

It all began in 1981 when Sri Sri Ravi Shankar noticed children of construction workers playing in the dust while the Art of Living center was being built.

Sri Sri observed these children had no access to education.  Basic lessons, healthcare and free healthy food was provided to the children. With support from donors like you, we now have over 425 schools all over India serving more than 51,061 children. When we educate our children, we empower our communities. We believe that education is a universal right that can help break the cycles of poverty, disease and social inequity. It empowers children with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to shape a better future for themselves, their communities and the world.  Join us (and the world) in making the world a better place, starting with one child at a time.

"Life is sacred, Celebrate Life, Care for others and share whatever you have with those less fortunate. Broaden your vision, for the whole world Belongs to you.” - SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR

Slums

Drugs

Caught in the vast disparity between the urban and slum.. drugs, alcohol, tobacco  are more readily available than books, and provide an illusory escape for mentally and physically abused children. How will your money  help the world's largest slum?

 

Rural Areas

Labor

Children work as domestic help, as farm labor, or care for their younger siblings without going to school. How are the resources that you fund for,  help the villagers?  

Tribal Regions

violence

Remote areas that have no roads or electricity, fraught with naxal activity.  Children are more familiar with guns than soap! How will your contribution help this section of the society?

The story of Kalyan is one among many thousands; read on to know more about how we're transforming the lives of children -

"Kalyan is now 14. His parents worked as anti-social elements and his father died in a police encounter when Kalyan was 5 years old. He was in trauma for a year, along with his mother. Police gave us their contact, we counselled them and got the mother working in a normal stream and took in Kalyan at our Ashram. He was 6 then. When he came to us he had a lot of anger in him. He talked about taking revenge on the police as he had been brainwashed by the anti-social agents and his mother, who wanted him to become like his father. Kalyan thought his father was a social reformer and had been killed unnecessarily. Just in a couple years of joining us, Kalyan had become a top ranking student and very good at sports as well. Kalyan became very responsible and took care of the small children with a lot of love and affection. Now his aim is not to take revenge, but to either become an engineer or pursue higher education on the spiritual path. He is also getting trained in sports and will soon participate in nationals. If he had not been taken away from his environment, by now he would have taken up a gun in his hands. Now he is transformed and is becoming a good citizen of the country."

Interested in reading more such true stories?

Look at the locations of our schools in the map below, or read the tabular list here.

Pins show the locations of our schools

Pins show the locations of our schools

Get in motion now! You have many options to get involved with us, and bring a sparkle in a child's innocent eyes.

Pick one or more that resonates with you!

Projects

jump start

Jump start a project that could use a helping hand like yours.  Your involvement can truly bring about a tidal wave of positive growth in a community. Check out what you can do

 

Corporate Sponsorship

Involve your company

 Does your organization believe in bringing positive social change? Does your Company believe that a bottom line isn't the only goal? You can adopt a school, or perhaps fund a school bus. Many projects are awaiting funding

Volunteer

Give yourself

Our volunteers make it all work! We're the backbone for this program. Together, we can make an enormous difference. Come, join us! We have several positions open! We'd love to have you.