Rural Education Center

  • A school free of fear, full of color and joy inside a beautiful setting.

  • A learning-ladder that enables self-paced individual learning.

  • Promote community and activity-based learning through craft, games, song and drama.

  • Multi-grade, multi-level teaching and learning catered to individual attention to a child.

  • Integrate local culture and values of conservation into the curriculum;

  • Encourage teachers to design creative teaching & learning material.

  • Multiple satellite schools in nearby villages to increase access and attendance. Facilities for physical activity and sports. 

Rural Health Center

  • Provide primary level diagnostic and curative health services.

  • Provide a comprehensive eye care program.

  • Provide education on various aspects of health - infectious disease, AIDS, substance abuse (esp alcoholism) and the importance of nourishment to mothers and their children.

  • Train community health workers who would be able to provide basic first-aid and monitor the health of those undergoing treatment and report serious illnesses.

Campus Rainwater Harvesting System

The objective of this project is to install a network of channels for catchment of rainwater runoff from 4 pairs of hostels to enable re-use.

Completed Fundraising Campaigns

Hoopoe House Fund

In the memory of Kadambari Badami Vamanan, who spent her formative years at RV and passed away at a young age, we seek to raise funds for the ‘Rishi Valley Centre for Studies in Ecology’. This two-story structure will take the place of ‘Hoopoe House’, the home of the late Rangaswamy Sir who co-authored the book on birds of RV and started the Bird Studies Programme that is hosted at Rishi Valley. Hoopoe House currently serves as a base for a field studies programme of research on fauna, with PhD students (from NCBS Bangalore) and their assistants spending several months on campus to conduct their research (on rock lizards, mosquitoes and birds, among other creatures). The school has also been hosting a long-term research project on the effects of climate change on the fruiting and flowering of trees. The proposed Centre will encompass all these ecological and environmental projects on campus. It will continue to include a residential space for visiting researchers, but will also host the rich archive of materials that belonged to Rangaswamy Sir, and possibly a museum and a meeting space. The school estimates a cost of 25 lakh rupees towards building this new Centre.

Child and Adolescent Care

The objective of this initiative is to help normal healthy development in children from economically disadvantaged families. 

  • Provide subsidized/free medical aid to children.

  • Provide nutritional supplements as and when needed to children. 

RV Hospital

The hospital has been an RV fixture over several decades. In November 2015, the heavy rains on-campus (which are usually a blessing) created visible signs of wear and distress causing it to be vacated. The school authorities hence decided to pull down the building and build a two-floor structure. The ground floor (1692 sq. ft.) will have a consulting room, emergency room and dispensary, while the upper floor (1165 sq. ft.) will provide a two-bedroom residence for the medical doctor. In the words of Dr. Kumaraswamy (former RV principal): “I urge the alumni to help generously to fund this project since this new building plan would go a long way in helping the school and greatly impact the broader community.” The ISC '88 batch has taken ownership of the fundraising and urges all of you to contribute.

Letter from Dr. Kumaraswamy



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