Welcome to the Gyan Niketan School, located in Budhhagaya, Bihar, India. Since 2004 this has been a non-profit charity project to help disadvantaged youth in our local society, by offering free education.


In the state of Bihar, literacy is at its lowest point in the country, and our main aim is to help kids in our local villages to reach their full potential by providing a school facility, free uniform, free day-time meals and necessary study materials, such as pens and pencils, books and computers, things that they could not afford in other ways. We currently educate 300 students from ages 5 to 15 years old, boys and girls alike. We have 11 teaching staff , 2 non teaching staff, 10 Class room, 1 computer lab and a campus of 1440 square meters.

Primary Section

The Primary section consists of two classes, Nursery and Kindergarten. It is open for the children above age 3 years. The duration of Nursery and K.G. classes is of one year each unless the child is sub standard, retarded or physically challenged. If the progress of the child is unsatisfactory, he is supposed to be detained in the same class to repeat.

The students learn in an informal way through play way method with the help of specially designed aid to help in developing their psycho motor skills (learning by doing) under the guidance of teachers.

This is a one–year course. English, Hindi, Maths, G.K., Drawing and craft are the subjects chiefly taught in these classes; both written and oral emphasis is laid on reading and recitation. In the primary section we follow an informal approach “Learning By Doing.”

Upper Primary Section (1 st to 5 th)

The subject English, Hindi, Maths, Social Studies, General Sciences, General Knowledge, Music, Moral Education, Drawing and Craft are taught.

Middle & High Section (6 th to 10 th)

The subject English, Hindi, Maths, Social Studies, History, Civics, Geography, General Sciences, General Knowledge, Computer, Drawing and Craft are taught. Sanskrit is regarded as the third language.

Every day at lunch, all three hundred students receive a free meal. This is usually Indian traditional food, like rice, dal and vegetables; good and simple, nutritious food. This is important for the children, coming from disadvantaged families, suffering from hunger and poverty.

One meal per day

It also is a necessity for learning. Our vision is to provide education so that, when they grow up, the children themselves can help their village’s day-to-day life situation, thus creating a sustainable future for the child and their village alike.

Many small rivers make a great sea

Many of our students come from villages where alcoholism and illiteracy is at its highest in India. The only way to attack this problem is to educate; due to illiteracy, children cannot become good human resources and fulfill their needs and dreams. In the state of Bihar, this is a big problem. Illiteracy increases the cast barrier, violence, alcoholism, disease and dowry system and child exploitation. The Gyan Niketan School in Bodh Gaya is a project which wants to handle these massive issues by educating the youth, to help them understand their rights and duties and thereby help growth in the society.

Therefore, we provide computer education. Computer skills help to get a job. We have a computer room consisting of six computers. The kids at the primary level (9-14 year olds) receive knowledge of how to handle a computer and basic applications. For the disadvantage poor students computer like a dream.Many students are happy to learn the computer as the students form expensive school.



The future

Since we believe this school could be a part of something bigger in the future, the Gyan Niketan School is always grateful for contributions and volunteer work, even the smallest support, and welcomes everyone who would like to help youngsters strive for a better future.

In the future, we wish to begin other projects to help the improvement and growth of villages in Bihar. Please click on “Projects” on the left side of the page to read about our solar-lamp project and our hopes for further development.