The Shree Vishwa Deep Gurukul Senior Secondary Vidyalaya (Jadan School) is located in the state of Rajasthan northern India, in the district of Pali, nestled in the village of Jadan. The school is within the Om Vishwa Deep Gurukul, Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram Education & Research Centre - an international epicentre of learning based on the precepts of Yoga, and the largest Yoga in Daily Life ashram in India.
This is the desert region of Rajasthan, dry & arid, and subject to long years of drought. Conditions are hard for those who live here - opportunities are limited. It is often the case that families cannot afford to send their children to school and frequently it is the girls that miss any chance of an education
By the grace of His Holiness Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda Jadan's school was established in 2002, with an enrolment of 146 children from the villages of the surrounding district. The following year enrolments gathered momentum, with 266 children enrolling. Students age from 4 to 14 years old. In 2009 there are now more than 900 students studying in classes from KG till 12th and beyond to college courses.
The school is registered with the Government of Rajasthan . The school provides education based on the government syllabus with an parallel syllabus teaching traditional Vedic culture. Excellent quality of staff and small class sizes ensure that students receive the best possible tuition. Education for girls is free, as it is for any child whose family cannot afford the annual fee. Their free education is made possible by funds received from international donors.
To date, generous donations from overseas have helped purchase school uniforms, sports equipment, laboratory equipment for physics, chemistry and biology labs, a library of books & CDs, one VCR and television, 22 computers and seven school buses which travel every morning to collect the children, and take them home again at the end of the day.
The enormous success and rapidly growing number of students attending the Jadan's school has put inevitable strain on the limited resources. To sustain the ongoing education of the children of this rural school, financial contributions are required each year.
The school needs funds for building works, teaching aids and reading materials, furniture, sports and gymnastic equipment, audio visual equipment and computers. Through the work of H.H. Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, the dedication of the school teachers and the donations from the International Yoga in Daily Life community and general public, the future is looking brighter each year for the students of the Jadan school. At present the number of students enrolled in the school is 900 and in July 2009 the strength will increase to 1250 students.
To make a donation or for information on how you can help,
contact the Australian Association of Yoga in Daily Life on (02) 9518 7788
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