About Us

This unique concept was set up in 1998 by a group of dedicated individuals who saw the need of educating the poor and underprivileged children of the Indian society, under the leadership of Dr. Shashi Rao. The Ananya Trust, situated outside the city of Bangalore in South India, was set up to provide an unique learning space for those children who are not accepted in the mainstream schools.

“Ananya” means unique. Unique, because the Ananya experience brings out the spirit of curiosity in children and allows them to find answers through enquiry, exploration and experiment. The school is located on a coconut grove.

What makes Ananya Trust an unique place is the sense of freedom and security one feels here. The philosophy of the school has been freedom and responsibility. Everyone, including the students, are encouraged to speak his/her opninion without fear of ridicule. For the children, this is home, school and a haven where all their needs are met.

The success of Ananya Trust can be attributed to the teachers who are the most valuable resource for this school and it is rare in this day and age to find such a group of people, who are so dedicated to their work basing their lives around the needs of the children that they help, rather than the financial reward they could gain elsewhere.

  • Sonam Agarwal


    Myself along with my group, would love to know more and help in all possible way. I didnt find any contact information here. Will it be possible to meet and set up some time soon.


  • Manjori


    Great to see the approach. Where is the school located?


  • http://NA Aditya Vyas

    I am a student of IIM Bangalore and as part of the social club “Vikasana” want to organize a visit by students to the your trust. Do let me know how can I get across

  • Gokul priyan


    I am very interested in alternative education, and I have quit my corporate career recently to explore the same. Teaching and facilitating children are my interests. I would like to visit Ananya during this month, at a comfortable time to be with the children and experience the activities there. Kindly let me know if I can do so.