To benefit the children of the village of Than Gaon and create an excellent learning opportunity Nature Quest also runs a school on site, named "Nature Quest Vidya Mandir School". The education provided here to village kids is FREE of cost. Nature Quest supports this school by itself.
The school at Nature Quest campus in Thangaon was started by one of our directors in 2003, with an aim to help local community children build knowledge and gain basic primary education in and around Thangaon village. That time we had only 10 children and 2 classes and today we have 42 children in our school. NATURE QUEST VIDYA MANDIR SCHOOL has experienced teachers from local villages and Dehradun city. These teachers have been teaching various subjects and are responsible for individual classes. Our classes start from Play group (nursery), LKG (Lower Kinder garden), UKG (Upper kinder garden), Grade 1-2-3-4-5, which makes a total of 8 classes. This is the only school in 10km radius where the medium of teaching is English.
In today’s increasingly globalized world, English language has become more of a requirement than condition. India having a population of more than 1 billion and where there are more than 300 dialects and 27 official languages and one national language- Hindi would still require future generations to learn English language to be on the map of globalised world.
As the only school around Thangaon village where the medium of teaching is in English language, Nature Quest provides the children of Thangaon with access to this learning opportunity, which they otherwise would not have.
All the stationery, uniform, books and teaching materials are free of cost for all children. We also take care of personnel hygiene every week for each and every child.
This is an incredible opportunity to pass on what one knows for the benefit of future generations and to learn from the local population about their culture and history. Nature Quest India has designed a program to benefit the children of the village of Thangaon and created an excellent learning opportunity for the visiting volunteers. The service component is reinforced with learning opportunities for the volunteers. (Service and Learning Programs)