Bhante Kaundinya - the Founder of Siddhartha School, sadly passed away in November 2013. He spent most of his time developing Buddhist historical sites in Bihar (the ancient city of Vaishali) and working on plans to open another school for deprived children in Bihar. His contribution to this project is invaluable. We are proud to continue with his mission to spread education in the poorest regions.
Sri Ram Gopal - the co-founder and director of the school; with his wife, Mira.
Mr Mukesh Varun - the Principal.
Jo Wakula - international fundraiser, social media and project manager.
Jitendra Maurya - Director's son and project assistant.
Shiro - our resident dog and accomplished monkey police special agent!
The resident monk.
Mr Srikant Singh - the Principal; and his wife, Babli.
Children studying with visiting monks.
Buddhist Hermitage, Vaishali - established by Bhante Kaundinya. We don't have a separate building yet, so all classess are taught outside, by the side of this building.
The Vaishali Peace Bell.
Children from Vaishali village.