A Brief Introduction
Vidya Vanam began in 2007 with the aim of catering to the needs of the tribal and underprivileged children in and around Anaikatti, a village in the foothills of the Nilgiris, near Coimbatore. The school seeks to nurture these children by encouraging their traditional knowledge base and providing platforms for exposure to mould them into the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Each child at Vidya Vanam is empowered to form opinions and articulate them, creating a generation that is are unafraid to chase their dreams.
A unit of the Bhuvana Foundation, Vidya Vanam began with 40 children and four teachers. Today, there are close to 300 students and the staff includes 30 full-time teachers and 20 non-teaching staff. The majority of the students are first-generation learners from the villages around Anaikatti.
The school is housed in an aesthetic and eco-friendly campus that provides all the facilities required for a conducive learning environment: classrooms, two playgrounds, laboratories for physics, chemistry, biology, computers, and maths, an audio-visual room, a music room, an art and craft room among others. A separate Montessori environment has been created for the junior school.
Vidya Vanam is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and follows the NCERT curriculum.
To nurture tribal children to become self-confident, motivated, knowledgeable, and emotionally stable adults who will be the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
To provide a fear-free learning environment and a specially designed curriculum that integrates today’s educational requirements with the community’s unique needs; To inculcate appreciation and respect for their culture, their knowledge base and the environment.
- To build an integrated personality; achieved only when the intellectual, emotional and the physical needs are fulfilled
- To build empathy for the environment, the community and all living creatures
- To ensure that children are free to voice their opinions, think critically and pursue their individual passions
Thuvaipathy Road, Anaikatti, Coimbatore 641108
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91 9047222474
Monday – Saturday: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tamil Nadu Government School Recognition Number: 001-02-S-0041-1019
CBSE Affiliation Number: 1930970