Rural Development Foundation
The Rural Development Foundation (RDF), founded in 1996, is an Indian nonprofit organization with the mission of providing quality education for underprivileged rural children. RDF started and continues to operate five schools and one junior college in Andhra Pradesh State, taking a unique holistic approach to the child’s development through innovative methodology and programs.
Rather than using the conventional method of rote memorization, RDF focuses on cultivating critical thinking skills and encouraging students to understand and apply concepts. By emphasizing the qualities of “punctuality, honesty, and transparency,” RDF strives to develop students who will become empowered leaders of their communities, thus working towards the vision of a transformed and prosperous rural India.
Mission: To make a lifelong difference to the lives of rural underprivileged girls and boys through holistic education