We are a little Charity School
deep in the heart of Incredible India

We're a little Charity School
deep in the heart of Incredible India

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Education in Human Values, Creativity and Learning with Head, Heart and Hands

Education in Human Values, Creativity and Learning with Head, Heart and Hands

We are located in Mudigubba in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Here the Shanti Ananda school resembles an oasis of humanistic ideas.

Our mission statement is to give our students the opportunity to develop a self-confident personality.


Every journey, no matter how big,
simply starts with a small step
We are living in a period of unique transformation and we prepare the students as good as possible for these global future challenges.

Our central concern is promoting creativity as we believe, that for balancing the impulses you get inside, you have to express yourself outside.

That's why our time-table provides 50% Extraordinary topics such as artistic creation, yoga, meditation, karate, dance, musical education and more.

extraordinary creativity teachings ...

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... supplement the compulsory lessons

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Our Nature Concept Education is an important part of our holistic concept
Since alienation from nature makes us mentally ill, in consensus, in 2008 the teachers decided to put their school under the motto of a nature concept.

In 2010, with the generous support of two donors from Germany, we were able to buy a 9.5 acre (approx. 38,500 m²) large piece of land.

This land was, as usual in Andhra Pradesh, an arid wasteland. Over the years we have reforested the land and planted more than 3000 trees.

Our campus is not only a place for student-centered teaching, but also an island for reversion of desertification and reforestation.

Chandra's office

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the new land in 2010

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and after reforesting :-))

green land after reforsting
It all started with the "Nagananda School", founded 2001 by Swami Nagananda
The Nagananda school was very simple. There was not even a school stamp and all teaching materials were provided by the teachers themselves.

When Swami died in 2006, the school was left back with nothing. But the dedicated teachers persevered even without salary, while praying for support.

Helga Shanti Fruendt (teacher from Germany who had already conducted creativity workshops before) organized financial support and took responsibility for the school.

Swami Nagananda

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Helga & Swami

Helga & Swami

in the Nagananda School

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Project weeks make the Shanti Ananda School a lively meeting place
Regular workshops and nature days not only offer our students practical knowledge.

We also convey an understanding of sustainable environmental protection and health to the parents and residents of Mudigubba.

From time to time teachers and students march through Mudigubba together and demonstrate for a special topic, for example "Ban the Plastic".

To our great delight, these ambitions have been positively received by people of the community.

plastic project week

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the cow that ate the covers

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from time to time

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we march through Mudigubba

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We are living from Donations only


Dear friends of our little school, especially on behalf of all our students we sincerely thank you for your support which has already given many children a better start in life.

Please donate now :-)

Please click here for donations from Germany or the SEPA payment room

Here you are right for donating from India or rest of the world :-)


New Indian Rule


From April 1st, 2021 (no April Fool's joke!), Donations from abroad must be transferred to our new FCRA account at the State Bank of India (SBI). Foreigners and foreign foundations can only make direct payments to Indian NGOs with a bank account at the State Bank of India (SBI).

The government wants to improve transparency, promote real NGOs and prevent abuse; the conditions in this regard have been tightened considerably in recent years, giving rise to some criticism as well.