Given our mission, RISE school also welcomes students under RTE (Right to Education mandate of the Government of India). Most private schools, that are not subsidized by the government, do not admit these students. RISE School also caters to low-income children from neighboring villages. Capital costs are raised through contributions from the founders, philanthropists, foundations and CSR initiatives.
RISE School focuses on increasing joy in learning and creating independent learners. Children are encouraged to voice their opinions and be fearless in expressing their thoughts. Instead of focusing solely on grades, importance is given to conceptual understanding and strengthening of the basics (such as reading comprehension and mathematical operations) for each child. Students are trained in Yoga, Karate, Indian classical dance, athletics, life skills, gender equality and agriculture. Technology and innovative teaching practices (online live tutoring, use of tablets) are used to make learning fun. Children learn in an encouraging environment where corporal punishment or discrimination is unacceptable.
RISE School has a 'Volunteer to be a Mentor program' that attracts teachers from around the world. The mentors live on the campus and are involved in the school's curriculum. Our volunteer program helps us find experienced individuals, who help fill the gaps in specialized skills that are harder to find in remote rural India.
Sustainable agricultural activities are carried out in the campus to subsidize the cost of education. A well-maintained coconut grove and a fruit orchard supplement the school’s income. Since agricultural operations are the mainstay of the local economy, this is also a good training ground for the children who maintain kitchen gardens.