The main aim behind starting the school was to provide the street children an all round education in a non-competitive environment.
We endeavour to provide a happy and secure environment, in which children can develop and achieve their full potential – intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.
We want to develop children as individuals and members of society to provide them with experiences that will promote a love of learning and enhance spiritual awareness. We put great emphasis on our children becoming the best they can in all areas of life.
The school encourages street and slow learning children gain enthusiasm for education through the use of non-formal methods of learning. This will enable them to go forward to join in college and university. We enable the students to appear for the secondary and higher secondary courses of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) examination. We also prepare opportunities in the job market, vocational training, college or university.
We want to formulate and further develop a school curriculum for Street Children that can be replicated throughout India and the world.
The school was inaugurated in June 2001 and was named as ‘Shanti Niketan School’ and initially had its base in Saligao. It was shifted to Assagao and is currently located at Assagao.
SLOGAN- Learning to think through life
VISION- Godly children for tomorrow’s world.
MOTTO- Nurture for today, learn for tomorrow, build character for eternity.
MISSION STATEMENT- To work together towards excellence by creating a stimulating and exciting environment for learning, encouraging independence & personal responsibility and building good citizenship within a Christian framework
1. To prepare underprivileged children for the normal system.
2. To provide a system of non formal education to those that cannot avail of the formal system.
3. To work towards self- sustainability from the sale of handicrafts made by our children.
We aim to ensure that children have a happy and successful time with us.
Please contact us for further information, by email or meet us personally in Goa. Our staff and students would love to give you a personal tour of Shanti Niketan School.