To get to know and experience Ekal Schools and programs directly there is no better substitute than undertaking a "Vana-Yatra". We invite you for this pilgrimage which shall help you in having first-hand information about Ekal activities. It is rightly said that "seeing is believing".
Vanayatra is typically a whole day road trip to see Ekal Schools in session with the opportunity to interact with the children, Acharyas, villagers and Ekal Karyakartas. In many villages the school teacher also serves as the basic health-care worker (Arogya Sevak/Sevika) and the visitors will have the opportunity to get to know aspects of the Ekal Movement other than formal education.
Please note that Vanayatra is designed to help the visitor learn and experience Ekal Schools and programs first hand and does not involve the visitor formally teaching the students, which is based on a defined curriculum and methodology.
Our work being solely dependent on donations, entire incidental expenses incurred in the proposed trip will be borne by the visitors which may range around Rs. 2000-2500 per day.
Generally, Vanayatra is a day trip and does not include over night stay. However, if overnight stay is desired the visitor should discuss this with the coordinator well in advance (see contact information below).Overnight stay can be arranged only if the desired location can meet comfort, food, health, sanitation, safety and other requirements of the visitors.
Any overseas visitor wishing to undertake the Vanayatra needs to fill up the form, minimum 15 days in advance (it is mandatory) https://www.ekal.org/visit-a-school (once the form is received, within 72 hours they will be provided with the name and number of the Local Coordinator who will take care of their visit.
To streamline the procedure and logistics, all requests/queries regarding Vanayatra by overseas visitors should be directed through their country’s Ekal office.
If, however, you are not able to contact the local coordinator due to any reason, or don’t receive any communication from him within 48 hours of your communication, don’t hesitate to call any of the following:
We would appreciate to receive the attached 'Feedback form' duly filled alongwith some photographs for our records & necessary action, if any.
We encourage you, your family and friends to undertake Vanayatra, which will truly be a positive and memorable life-time experience.
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