Ankuran Kindergarten and School
The “Ankuran,” a Nepali word for ‘sprouting seed’, is serving local students from Kindergarten to Fourth Grade. Ankuran wants to give our children an education that develops the heart, hand and mind. This means emotions and love, practical skills and thinking connected to learning are at the core of our program. Our curriculum is unique in that is based on the Waldorf education model, but also incorporates local culture and values. We are committed to Ankuran’s students becoming self-confident, creative and ready to change Nepal.
Through practical, hands-on activities and learning through play, each student’s natural talents are nurtured. Respect and appreciation of nature is celebrated in the decor, in the variety of nature-based activities and in free play outdoors in our natural bamboo playground.
We currently have 115 students enrolled from our community, the neighboring Leprosy colony, and nearby villages. Our twelve teachers and two teaching assistants are fully trained in Waldorf education (with some teachers traveling to Waldorf trainings in Switzerland or India, or through programs brought to the foundation by Waldorf professionals in Switzerland and America).
We offer scholarships to families who are unable to pay our monthly tuition fee. You can sponsor a student for $60USD a month. This donation will cover the cost an organic lunch, bio Nepali cotton uniform, teacher’s salary and training, and daily transportation.
As Ankuran gains international notoriety and popularity among locals, we are working to secure funding to purchase additional land for another school building to soon offer classes up to Grade 8.
In the meantime, we offer scholarships to select students to attend well-regarded private schools nearby once they have graduated from Ankuran. Please find all of the exciting details here. You can help ensure the purchase of this land by donating here.
Your donation to Ankuran’s land purchase or sponsorship of a student will make a remarkable difference to our students, their families, and the future of Nepal. Thank you