For many of Anandwan’s physically challenged residents, there are added concerns and challenges
while bringing up their children. Muktangan Anganwadi was introduced to help with the overall
physical and mental well-being and advancement of the children. This is a unique initiative because
it is not just a play school but also a day care and wellness center especially for the
children of the disabled.
The ZP school at Anandwan brings primary education to remote areas. Along with quality education, emphasis is given on a nutrition, art and sports. The school is equipped with a computer lab and MSS, Warora encourages a wide range of activities and programmes undertaken by the school for all round growth of the children .
Lok Biradari Ashram Shala was started with just 25 students and classes were conducted under a tree. A special curriculum was prepared for the Madia Gond children in their mother tongue (Gondi) and today, the school has more than 650 students with a world class infrastructure. The school includes two main buildings, a staff room, an administrative office, an activity hall along with a dining facility, library, computer lab and gymnasium.
With a dream to provide quality education even in the most remote parts of the country, LBP’s new school 'Sadhana Vidyalaya' started its challenging journey at Nelgunda. Nelgunda is a village in the Gadchiroli district which has Naxalite activity but is also blessed with breathtaking natural beauty.
It’s inaccessibility for almost 6 months of the year and a constant malaria epidemic make it one of those regions which has zero educational opportunities. Today, the school has 75 students from 8 villages. Currently, classes are from playschool to 3rd standard and there are plans to expand to 5th std. The response from the parents & students has been overwhelmingly positive.
Anand Niketan Science, Arts and Commerce College was granted recognition by the University Council of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj University, Nagpur, immediately after it came into being and the first batch started their curriculum in 1964-1965.
There are many holistic programs we run like student’s Council, NSS, NCC, Science Forum, a Literature Society etc. The college is now affiliated to Gondwana University of Gadchiroli district and is the most reputed college under its umbrella. The college has gained a lot of acclaim and accreditations by successfully implementing new ideas and technologies.
Anand Niketan College of Agriculture offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture) segregated into eight semesters. It is presently affiliated to Punjab Rao Krishi Vidyapeeth & is accredited to ICAR- Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
The Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora has granted 30 acres of land to the college to conduct practical experiments. The college also owns agricultural tools, implements, dairy and draft animals. A program called Lab-to-Land, educates farmers of neighbouring regions & provides new ideas, modern techniques of farming and insights on farm management.
Anand Agriculture Polytechnic in Anandwan believes in sustainable development and is working towards it. This college is associated with Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture University, Akola. Some of the important subjects of the curriculum include plant protection, dairy technology, soil & water analysis, bee breeding, organic fertilizers, floriculture.
The college has a capacity of 180 students & 50 acres of land. The college also conducts short-term courses for agriculture aid sellers, seminars along with technology training programs by state government & private institutions. To educate farmers and equip them with the latest, profitable & economical farming technologies is the goal.
A residential school which accepts students from various districts, Anand Blind School is an institution like no other. Overall well being is ensured and attention is given to diet, health, activities as well as education. The students trained in various activities like music, sports, dance etc and art taught using the latest technology by highly skilled and trained teachers.
A residential school which provides education upto 10th std, Anand Deaf school provides top class education using the latest technology. Overall attention is given to health and well-being. The school continuously evolves and attempts to adopt new technology & aids being developed for deaf & mute children.
Apart from government teachers, MSS, Warora also appoints teachers & language translators to train students in art, craft, sports, etc. The option of vocational training at Sandhiniketan is also made available to these students. The aim is to make our students self-reliant.
Sandhiniketan offers courses like tailoring, fashion designing, wiring, welding, weaving, printing, leather works, housekeeping, medical assistance, caregiving, handicrafts etc. to make people self-sufficient and economically independent. Special attention is given to mental well-being and students are given psychological guidance wherever necessary.
Artificial limbs are provided to the needy students as per their requirement to make their lives simpler and their work easier. After completion of the course, the institute attempts to ‘place’ every student in the appropriate industries. Additionally, help is offered to promote entrepreneurship.
The project as started in association with L&T which partly funds the programme. This project trains rural youth in the basics of construction making them eligible for employment in various parts of the country. Unemployed rural youth get an opportunity to get employment after completing this course.
Creating wealth from waste is one of LBP Hemalkasa’s major values. This is instilled in the children. Everyone is encouraged to make creative use of the things available at their disposal. 'Scrap Bank' is an activity center on the school premises where the students invest their creativity to make wonderful things out of scrap material. Examples include hydro-suspension crane made out of disinfected scrap syringes from the hospital, handicrafts made out of discarded straws etc.
The students are encouraged to set up mini-markets in the school and in nearby villages of Bhamragad and Alapalli. The intention is to expose them to daily economic activities by getting them to set up vegetable stalls, fruit stalls, handicraft stalls etc. The villagers also participate and ensure fairplay. This student mini-market serves as a step towards socio-economic development of the Madia Gond tribes.