“REAL EDUCATION CONSISTS IN DRAWING OUT THE BEST OF YOURSELF.
WHAT BETTER BOOK C AN THERE BE THAN THE BOOK OF HUMANITY?”
Mahatma Gandhi, Harijan, March 30, 1934
Mitraniketan´s aim is to give disadvantaged children a chance to get a proper education. Most of the boarding school pupils (1st – 10th form) come from the tribal District of Wayanad – about 600 km to the mountainous north of Kerala. Mitraniketan has two hostels, a girls´ hostel and a boys´ hostel, and the school offers food, accommodation, health care, clothing to these pupils.
The school consists of small open-air class-rooms scattered around the campus. You could get the impression that these “huts” are a bit primitive. But you are mistaken. In the moist climate of Southern India these “airy” buildings are extremely comfortable. There will always be a breath of air, so it does not get too hot in the summer.