Girivanavasi Educational Trust
Nareshwadi Learning Centre sits on an 11-acre campus in Village Pardhi, near Dundhalwadi, Dahanu Taluka, about 130 km from Mumbai, in Indian state of Maharashtra. It is run by the Girivanvasi Educational Trust.
Nareshwadi Learning Centre comprises of the Leelaben Kotak Primary School, the K. J. Somaiya High School, the School Health Centre and student residences. The campus is part of the experimental farm set up by the Founder for learning improved agricultural practices. It is surrounded by paddy fields, a fruit orchard and coconut trees, contributing to an atmosphere of spontaneous creativity and learning.
Five hundred children from underprivileged families attend Nareshwadi's schools and live on campus. Ninety percent are from the Warli, Kokani, Katkari and Dodhi tribal communities. Many live in interior villages with no schooling facilities. The rest are orphans, children of single mothers and AIDS infected and affected children.
Nareshwadi Vision is to empower each child to reach his or her dream.
Nareshwadi Mission is to nourish physical, intellectual, emotional as well as spiritual development of each child by providing an innovative education, caring home environment and fostering community involvement.