In ancient India, schooling used to happen out in the open, under a shade of a tree in front of a Guru (meaning: The remover of ignorance). When we started The RISE ECO (Equality, Compassion, Opportunity) School, it was out in the open. The aim was to provide a starting platform for children’s education. As we gathered more resources and gained momentum, we were able to build a few classes around two years ago.
The classes have the same ambience that you would find in any other well-functioning school. It integrates aspects of learning, children’s development, and their hobbies. We chose bright colours for the walls so that it would be someplace warm, happy, and cosy — a place where the children looked forward to coming to every morning.
If you were to look at the sheer happiness on every child’s face, every morning, you would feel an urge to make a donation and to fund a child’s education. You can do this by contributing a one-off donation of $200 which is also tax-deductible.