“Education is this civilization’s greatest leveler. It has the power to empower the weakest of the weak, bring peace to the world and alleviate poverty. It is often seen as the only lit path in the pursuit of happiness.”-Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Sri Sri inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. The Art of Living Schools program was founded in 1981 during the construction of the Art of Living International Centre near Bangalore, India. Sri Sri recognised the need to reach out to local children and provide proper education, food, clothing, and medicine. This led to the creation of  Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth Trust that provides a combination of modern and holistic education to children from rural, slum and tribal communities without charging any fees.