Bodhi Tree Schools

Education planned with a vision for children to have a future of hope and prosperity.

Bodhi Tree Schools

Education is essential for human development, starting with play schools for young children all the way through high school and beyond we bring important educational programs and nurture the imagination of children living in impoverished villages around Bodhgaya that would normally have very little opportunities for a future of hope and prosperity.

Our award winning Bodhi Tree School is at the heart of our educational programs, along with building play schools for children in the local villages, vocational training and adult literacy education, we offer a complete lifetime of learning for everyone.

When children receive good education and caring support they can become leaders that help lift their families and whole communities out of the needless cycle of poverty. Through long-term investment in children we help students build the skills, confidence and wisdom they need to become leaders of change in their communities and the world.

“Modern education with its focus on material goals and a disregard for inner values is incomplete. There is a need to know about the workings of our minds and emotions. If we start today and make an effort to educate those who are young now in inner values, they will see a different, peaceful, more compassionate world in the future.” – Dalai Lama

Education is essential to improving the lifestyle of children and their families in the communities we serve, they grow in confidence by learning and developing practical life skills, and also key to human development is nurturing the minds and hearts of children. Our teachers and volunteers share not only knowledge but give much needed love and compassion to the beautiful children and families we care for.

We give a complete education starting with play schools and kindergarten through high school, students can then further their education by going to university or enter one of our vocational training programs. The Bodhi Tree Educational Foundation programs director Dhirendra Sharma has helped over 30,000 children learn to read and write in the Bodhgaya area.

Our Bodhi Tree schools and community programs have been celebrated and applauded as one of the most important acts of humanitarian assistance in Bodhgaya and Northern India.