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Brahmi Educational and Cultural Trust

Brahmi Educational and Cultural Trust (Brahmi) is a Registered Nonprofit, humanitarian Charity dedicated to Education of disadvantaged children in rural India.  Brahmi aims to transform the lives of these children through MEANINGFUL EDUCATION. Brahmi’s established its first school, Anjana...

About Us

Brahmi Educational and Cultural Trust (Brahmi) is a Registered Nonprofit, humanitarian Charity dedicated to Education of disadvantaged children in rural India. 

Brahmi aims to transform the lives of these children through MEANINGFUL EDUCATION.

Brahmi’s established its first school, Anjana Vidya Kendra, in Desapandeguttahalli,a village on the outskirts of Bangalore India in 2001. Anjana is now a full-fledged elementary school that is transforming the lives of children and the communities it serves.

Through the hard work of dedicated individuals and involvement of several caring individuals and organizations, Anjana has grown to become a formal school recognized by the Department of Public INstruction, Govt. of Karnataka. The school currently provides education from preschool through 10th grade to over 300 disadvantaged rural children belonging to families of farm workers and small time farmers. In the process of educating children, families have been transformed, and the community has been strengthened.

Our Mission

Build schools in impoverished areas and provide meaningful education to disadvantaged children who have no access to schools or educational opportunities. 

Our vision is the world where:

  • no child is deprived of an education
  • there is no child labor
  • children do not suffer from hunger
  • No children are abused.

We need your help to create the world where each child has:

  • abundant opportunities for learning
  • plenty of time for play and friendship
  • abundant food and nutrition for healthy development
  • has a safe and loving home

Our Vision

Transform lives through education
 

Our Background

The school was inspired by the story and life experiences of one of our founders, Dr. Channa Raju, an IIT trained aerospace engineer and scientist at the National Aeronautics Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

Dr. Raju was born in a rural village as the eleventh child of poor, illiterate parents who were subsisting with minimal income from farming. At an early age, his only educational opportunity was a make shift school with a single teacher. The main motivation to go to school was the availability of a noon-time meal.

Due to the family’s financial challenges and their location in a rural area, throughout his childhood, Dr. Raju faced continuous financial and logistical challenges to access educational opportunities. Against all odds, even when his peers had long dropped out, he continued to pursue learning. As a child, he worked as a child laborer in an effort to pay the fees for private tuition to learn English in the 5th grade.

When he finally finished high school, he was offered a job as a fitter mechanic in a local company. Under financial pressure, he nearly accepted this job. However, his destiny was changed by two brothers who were his high school friends at the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning, Whitefield, Bangalore (two other founders of our organization- Dr. Praveen Raja and Dr. Naveen Raja). The two brothers tore up his job offer letter and insisted on Dr. Raju pursuing higher education.

His personality was made and destiny was altered in the Sathya Sai Institute under the positive influence of Sathya Sai Education supported by the Sathya Sai Sevadal. The two brothers supported his entire graduate education in Aerospace Engineering at Anna University. He later graduated from IISc completing his master's program in Aerospace Engineering, taught by the professor who got him into the junior college after tenth grade. Dr. Raju eventually completed his Ph.D. from one of the most prestigious academic institutions in India (Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai) and presently works as a scientist for the National Aeronautics Laboratory in Bangalore, India

This school is inspired by the personal story involving its founders, and the inspiration to give back to the community and transform the lives of needy children through the power of education.

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