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Mission
"To provide less privileged children with access to an outstanding education and empower them to become leaders of their communities and of India."
Description
We have completed the construction and infrastructure of The VIDYA School in DLF, Gurgaon. This school is a dream come true for our special benefactors Bill and Natalie Comfort and for us! The school has a campus of 5 acres of land and over 70,000 square feet of covered area in S Block, Plot no. 3126 DLF Phase III with a current student capacity of 1000 children. The school enrolls day scholars and offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide a holistic education to less-privileged children, at a nominal charge to the students with the hope to prepare them for the best universities, more specifically the IIT’s. Inaugurated in November 2009 by Chief Minister of Delhi, Ms. Sheila Dikshit and Minister of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Salman Khurshid, the school provides facilities and education at par with the best public schools across the country.
The VIDYA School is structured to provide the best education using premier facilities and maintaining a robust teacher-student ratio. Each student is being groomed to become a role model for his community. This English medium school provides high end education along with nutritious mid day meals, health in hygiene care, sports, theatre, computers enhancing the emotional and intelligence quotient.
Current Operations
• Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) day boarding from Kindergarten to IX standard.
• Capacity 1,000 students.
• Two sections per grade, 30 children per classroom.
• 315 children from grade K to VIII have already enrolled for the academic year 2010-11.
• Provides nutritious meals, books, stationery, uniform and transport.
• Includes computer labs, sports training, cultural centre of excellence and assisted homework facilities.
• Applied for recognition for secondary school.
Success Story: Raju’s dream
Raju works as a domestic help and comes from Nepal. His dream is to be a Computer Engineer and he came for admission to The VIDYA School and joined in class V from the Happy School. Today Raju is in class IX and is a highly committed and extremely hard working student. He studies during the day time and works in the evenings, cleaning cars, washing dishes and helping with domestic chores. No matter how long his day is he never looses his inspiration to study and completes his homework every night.
The family he worked for, was not happy with his interest in studying and he was forced to leave the house. Now Raju lives in the School itself with the School guard. He prepares his own meals and is often worried about his brother, his only relative, also India.
No matter what the obstacle, Raju is an ever smiling and cheerful student, He is putting in his best to excel in academics and secured 75% in the annual examination in class VIII. He converses well in English and actively participates in extra-curricular activities such as dance, music and art and all School activities. He involves himself completely in the school projects and other class room activities. He is willing to shoulder responsibilities and displays excellent leadership qualities. He is a good listener and communicator, especially, when he takes care of the juniors in the school. We know that one day Raju will make an excellent engineer and make his family and all of us really proud of him.