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    Posted November 21, 2012 by
    takshila
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    Augusta, Georgia
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    Bringing hope to the people through education

     
    About Takshila Education


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    This is a place of hope for those thousands of children whose future would not be defined by their background, caste, religion or economic status, but with their hard work they will write their own future. There futures will be unlimited and Takshila education will provide the platform for these children to fulfill their dreams.



    About School



    Takshila Institute will be located 90 km from the nation’s capital, New Delhi. Village Abidpura donated 10 acres of land for the construction of this school. Our goal is to create a role-model school that can be replicated throughout the region. The school will provide education from kindergarten through secondary, with a total of 3000 students studying in three shifts.


    Takshila Institute will be operated by nonprofit; Taskshila Education Trust. There will not be any operating expenses of this trust and money will be spent and administered exclusively by the school. All the members of this trust are volunteers and will not use school funds for personal purposes. We are a very honest and dedicated organization that aspires to bring the opportunity for world class education to the doorstep of this community.


    Bringing hope to the people through education


    Most people live on less than $1.25 per day in this area. The dream of seeing their beloved children receive an education is out of reach for most residents. Most of the children never have access to quality education because the region lacks the resources to provide widespread education opportunities.


    Many children work on farms or in small scale industries as child labor. Education is the only way to break the cycle of poverty that these families have been trapped in for generations.


    Vision


    A student has to pay high fees and travel miles every day to get better quality education. Common families rarely see their Childs dream of having a quality education become any more than a dream. Families sacrifice even basic necessities to provide a better life and education for their children; still, their dream is too far to be achieved. We would like to give an opportunity to the thousands of children who do not have any hope. With this project, we will change the futures of thousands


    Our mission


    Our mission is to bring world class education to the door step of impoverished children in order to improve the socioeconomic well-being of the region. Takshila Institute is based on the idea of Dewey’s education theory which states that education and learning are social and interactive processes. We would provide students with hands-on and experience-based learning opportunities. Thus the teacher becomes a partner in the learning process, guiding students to independently discover meaning within the subject area.



    Idea behind school


    This area is located 100 KM south west of the nation’s capital, New Delhi. It is an area which was neglected for years due to lack of irrigation and employment opportunities. Most people in this area depend on agriculture to survive. This area provides an ideal opportunity to improve the lives of children by providing access to education. The students will not only improve their own lives, but also their families. Most people have hand - mouth existence. With reduced and infrequent rainfall, the lack of an irrigation system has led to hardship for these agricultural families.

    Please visit school website www.takshilaeducation.org

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