December 24, 2018

On November 29th, 2018, Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources (RiVER) received the Silver Award for “Arts and Humanities" category at the Reimagine Education conference in San Francisco California. This conference was a 3-day event of educators and entrepreneurs from across the globe to share innovative school models, research methods and cutting-edge edtech products. It was truly an honor for RiVER to be recognized amidst these transformative practices in education. RiVER stood apart...

Thirty years ago, I never imagined I would go back to Rishi Valley School with my son. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to share the place that influenced my life with my 15 year old this summer.

“Amma, you’re so lucky to have studied here. This is a special place.” This statement by Nakul, my 15 year old, made this endeavor worthwhile. What was this endeavor, you ask? What started as an idea during the Alumni meet in November 2017 became a reality in July 2018. An initiative started by...

The San Francisco Bay Area meet-up on May 6th attracted upwards of 55 people spanning years ranging from 1980 to 2011.

Siddhartha (sir) was very happy to meet everyone in person and the lively discussions on a broad set of topics. For those of you who were unable to attend, we enjoyed a relaxed afternoon of food and drink - a short presentation on RiVAA's mission and vision, RV summer internship program overview, followed by Siddharth (sir)  talking about RV. There were few gasps when he spoke ab...

December 11, 2017

After morning assembly and tea/ lime juice break, a group of us walked down the path behind the audi to head towards the Rural Education Center (REC). We were alumni from multiple batches who were being led by Rajesh and Kumaraswamy Sir to visit this magical place for children from the surrounding villages of Rishi Valley.

We walked towards the newest building, a preschool classroom, designed by Maya Herzberger (ISC 1988) and generously donated by University of Regensburg in Germany, which had a...

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