“Youngsters need to understand the purpose of life. They need courage and wisdom to face the challenges of life. With this understanding they will become the light of the world. If we care for them responsibly, moulding their whole character with love, then the future of the world will be safe.”
“Vidyalayam” is the Sanskrit word for school. Amrita Vidyalayams, a national network of value based schools are managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, under the guidance of Amma. The Amrita Vidyalayams were begun with the purpose of serving the specific needs of the student community.
Amma attaches great importance to providing education and training to children for the development of each child’s creativity, intelligence and character. She wants the children to have the finest education that helps them in their comprehensive development.
Amma says, “Gaining mastery over the mind is the real education.” During these years of moulding, great care is needed, like the care a fence provides for a young sapling.
Amrita Vidyalayam at Kodungallur, Kerala was the first such initiative of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The language of instruction in all of the Amrita Vidyalayam Schools is English and students learn two other languages from a choice of Hindi, Malayalam (Kerala’s native language) or Sanskrit (an ancient Indian language). Cultural values, selfless service and personal responsibility are taught and practiced.
The intention is to teach the children the art and science of right living (selfless service, humility,obedience, compassion, righteousness, fortitude, optimism, self-confidence, fearlessness and patriotism and Self-discovery) as well as provide an excellent foundation in the sciences and technology- the best of both Indian and Western traditions.
We encourage you to discover more about Amma’s schools and how your children can gain from studying at an Amrita Vidyalayam.