Today, the Care for Children initiative has touched more than 82,000 young children in 1096 schools across 22 states of India, in the slum, tribal, and rural belts, where child labor and poverty are widespread.
Through the two different formats – Sri Sri Gnan Mandir Schools (SSGM) and Sri Sri Bal Vidya Kendra (SSBVK) – the Care for Children initiative supports children of ages 3 and beyond.
SSGM provides primary and secondary education from Kindergarten to Grade 10. These schools focus not just on the academic growth of the child but also on value-based nurturing.
SSBVK schools are based on feeder formats. Catering to children in the 3-5 years age group, the schools act as agents to nurture children from very tender ages. The idea is to share moral and cultural values from an early age. This 2 hours / 5 days a week format is gaining popularity among rural Indian parents.