Basundhara - Sri Aurobindo Integral School

Project Brief: SAIS Basundhara is a residential school for orphaned/abandoned children and its prime objective is to provide a descent and normal childhood, along with qualitative teaching to the kids of Basundhara. http://www.saisbasundhara.org/index.htm
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: orphans (description)

Secondary Focus: remedial education

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Purdue
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Aditi Iyer
Project Partner(s): Snigdha Biswal
Other Contacts: Sashwat Mishra
Project Address: , At: Gatiroutpatna, P.O: Biribati,,,
ORISSA  754100
Tel: 0671 – 6544925
Stewarding Chapter: Purdue
Dec 2016PurdueUSD 8513
Nov 2015PurdueUSD 8463
Feb 2015PurdueUSD 3048
May 2014PurdueUSD 3146

Total = $23170

At Basundhara, the need for a school with the specific ambience of abundant empathy and infinite love was felt. This longing found its fulfillment in the establishment of Sri Aurobindo Integral School in Gatirout Patna, a village twenty kilometers away from cuttack on the Cuttack-Paradeep Express High Way. Established in 2010 and spread over acres of sylvan landscape on the bank of the river Mahanadi, this school has now a home of learning for the children of Basundhara as well as of the State.

Description of the School:
Conducts Classes from pre-school to class VIII.
The Pre-school is equipped with a play-hall and a play-garden a source of joyous learning for the small children. Mediums of instruction at the primary level are Oriya and English. Provisions have been made for the learning of Yoga, art and music. A hostel in the campus provides the boarders the loving supervision of the resident teacher-superintendent.

The prime objective of our school is to provide qualitative education not only to the children residing at Basundhara and the children affected by abject
poverty who would otherwise remain deprived of a decent education, but also to children from all over the state who wish to benefit from the ambient learning atmosphere offered by SAI Basundhara.

SAI Basundhara believes that God created all children in the true reflection of His self, which goes beyond the social and economic barriers that society tends to enforce on us. Hence, SAI Basundhara strives to give an equitable education and environment for the holistic development of all the children of our school, whatever their background may be.

Deprived as most of these children are of normal parental love and care, special attention is given to each child by teachers and other members of the staff who work here with the blessed awareness of their noble duties. The school has adopted the pedagogical method Propounded by Sri Aurobindo that seeks to achieve holistic development for the ultimate evolution of the individual into beauty, power, knowledge and love.

This school, being a courageous venture of love and hope, has found its place in many kind hearts across the globe. Their gracious patronage can be seen in the sparkling eyes and innocent smiles of the children who otherwise would have lost their lives to darkness and despair.
The VISION of the Organization is creation of a Just Society where every child will enjoy the right to a dignified life. The model of which must base on equality and justice. The MISSION is introducing the orphan, abandoned and destitute children into the main stream of life and the empowerment of the destitute and distressed women through self help packages and professional trainings.
BASUNDHARA is a Voluntary Organisaton registered under the Society Registration Act 1860. It was established in the year 1985 and has been working restlessly to achieve its purpose since that. Working as an ideal rehabilitation center for the children, women and elders in distress, their care, shelter and long-term rehabilitation is its prime concern.