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Siddhartha School was founded in the 1970s by Bhante Kaundinya, a Buddhist monk who in association with a local businessman, Sri Ram Gopal, wanted to provide education opportunities for underprivileged children from the nearby area. In 2002, the school was expanded to include levels ranging from pre-school to the 10th grade. We follow the national curriculum and prepare our students for state board examinations every year.
The school is part of the Buddha Vihar complex, which also consists of the Temple and the Guesthouse.
We are a family run institution which receives no funds from the government.
The building is located behind the temple near Agra Fort and is maintained solely by various donations and private contributions.
Although the school is adjacent to the main Buddha Vihar in Agra, we do not impose any religion on our students who come from Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, and atheist families.
The children’s parents are required to pay a minimum monthly fee of 20 Indian Rupees (that's 26 pence!), but because of their dire financial situation, they are not always able to do that. It means that there is hardly enough money to maintain the building, pay the teachers their minimum salaries, and provide uniforms and daily lunch for the children.
There are currently 500 pupils and 15 teachers in the school.
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