Vidya Vanam is an elementary school for children from tribal and underprivileged families living in rural India. The parents of these children are either illiterate or have had no formal education, and hence the sons and daughters represent first-time learners. It is our endeavour to help these children grow into literate, self-confident, motivated and emotionally stable human beings. Vidya Vanam provides children with the tools for self learning while simultaneously recognizing the rich cultural traditions of the villages. It strives to impart the elements of education that respect and nurture this cultural identity and instill in the children pride and respect for their roots, environment and culture. Vidya Vanam is a unit of the Bhuvana Foundation, and represents a joint collaboration with AIM for Seva.