Our mission is to directly provide holistic education with an emphasis on social responsibility and human values to children in underserved communities.
The Care for Children program was founded in 1981 during the construction of the Art of Living International Centre in Udayapura village, Bangalore, India. His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar noticed the many small children of the men and women who were constructing the center and recognized the need to reach out to these children and provide proper education, food, clothing and medicine. This led to the creation of Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, a school providing a combination of modern and holistic education to children from rural communities.
Since then the Care for Children program has grown to include 210 schools serving over 30,000 children. Inspired by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's vision of education for all, our schools impart education integrated with values.
Care for Children partners with rural and tribal areas primarily in India and other underdeveloped countries, to establish schools and other educational infrastructure. The Care for Children program uniquely adds yoga and meditation to the primary educational program, and combines it with meals, transportation, clothing and healthcare, in order to meet all of the needs of the child. We also engage parents and others in the community through adult skill development programs such as organic farming, sewing and crafts, reading, mediation and other practices, all of which strengthen and uplift the socio-economics of the child’s community.