Welcome to Our School
Nirikshea means HOPE and we are a registered Charitable Christian Organization working among the
poverty stricken communities in the city of Bangalore, India providing , education, nutrition, and medical
assistance. We are a voice of hope, life, restoration, healing and justice, restoring the rights of children
and breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. In a world filled with hopelessness and despair we are
bringing hope and building lives.
Nirikshea provides free holistic education to every child, this is inclusive of two meals, all supplies,
uniforms,(including socks and shoes.) These previously malnourished children, who were receiving only
one meal per day, now receive a warm nutritious oats porridge breakfast and a lunch of vegetables,
pulses, fruit, egg and rice. They are taught an amazing curriculum, receiving instruction in two local
languages and English. The medium for all other subjects is English. We teach phonics, language arts,
reading, writing, spelling, and math, as well as science, art, music, dance and P.E.
Nirikshea reaches far beyond the walls of a building and is greatly affecting the entire community. Our
doors open twice a month to host a free local clinic where a team of doctors and nurses come and
volunteer their time and energy to care for the poor providing check-ups ,immunizations, medicine and
additional assistance where it is needed.
Parents are also given instruction on a monthly basis by the staff at Nirikshea and great things are
happening in the lives of those who attend the school and benefit from free health care.
"This place is a light shinning in the darkness. There is a lot of darkness in
Bangalore. Nirikshea is like a big ray of sunshine. I'm just grateful to have been part
Dorothy Shafer – Works in Special Ed, United States
"The difference that Nirikshea is making is literally the most beautiful thing that I
have ever witnessed in my life! These children are the future hope of India!"
Wendy Rexroth - United States
"These children are going to change generations to come. Through this education
they are going to take their families out of poverty. They will no longer be brides at
13. They will be able to educate their own children. The cycle of poverty is being
broken here at Nirikshea."
Julie Nelson – Teacher, United States