Anand Shala
What is Anand Shala

Anand Shala means School of Joy. This program was started by Jnana Prabodhini, Harali (JPH) for students in nomadic tribes residing in nearby villages. All students from these tribes are first-generation students. Their education came to a halt due to the shutdown of schools in COVID and the lack of digital infrastructure and resources for remote education. And, unfortunately, for many of these young children, no school also meant no meals. 

About Anand Shala
  • JPH designed this program to run non-formal education centers to continue education and provide meals to avoid the risk of malnutrition. It runs at 9 different nomadic settlements for 425 students from 1st to 8th grades. We congratulate the team of 20 coordinators of JPH for running this program despite adversities.  JPF's support helped 425 students to get mid-day meals for the duration of 4 months in the year 2021.

  • In 2022, though the schools have started, the program will continue and focus on all-round education and the development of students with the expertise of Jnana Prabodhini in education. After the summer vacation, the program started again on 27th June at 15 different locations with an attendance of 500 students on day 1. With the hard work of teachers and program coordinators, this number has already touched 700 within a month. JPF's support is playing a pivotal role in helping run the program. Best wishes to team Harali for this program..!!