VVMVP provides free education, transport, uniforms, books, stationary, and mid-day meals to all students.
The story of this ‘One School’, has been the inspiration for setting up 383 such schools all over the country - not only in the rural areas but also the interior tribal areas. 33,590 children from economically challenged backgrounds benefit annually.
"For the first time I feel that women are not beneath men – that we are equals and can do things equally well and even better.” - Shilpa, A VVMVP student since Standard II
"My daughter, Dukhi, is the first person in our entire family to be getting an education. The others do not even know how to read or write. So, we are very grateful for this." - Jaba Soren, Jharkhand (Her daughter studies in a tribal school run by The Art of Living)
"My elder sister is a shepherd. I would have also done the same thing. However, The Art of Living volunteers approached my father and persuaded him to send me to the tribal school at Chakdah."- Bali Kiksu, West Bengal
Women’s Initiatives, India
Women in Coimbatore have nurtured underprivileged children through projects that seek to give them a bright and promising future. Sharanalaya, an orphanage for prisoners’ daughters looks after 40 children.