Nalanda Resource Center

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela , Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - William Butler Yeats,   I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework - Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin] ,    The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn - Alvin Toffler ,       Nine tenths of education is encouragement - Anatole France ,       All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth - Aristotle ,         Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual - Arthur Koestler ,          The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men - Bill Beattie ,      A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops - Henry B. Adams


NALANDA is a journey, which started way back in 1996 with the sole objective of providing quality primary education to every child who had not yet entered that glorious gateway. Over the years Nalanda has found its focus as a Resource Center in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar for fostering better learning through developing education model, suitable learning materials and resources, providing sought for technical support and capacitating organizations and institutions so that they may further strengthen the cause of quality primary education. Nalanda’s focus in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar has been to strengthen the government education system and to work on educational issues relevant to the poorer sections of society, especially Muslims, Dalits and Tribals and for girl children who have limited access to quality primary education, especially in rural areas.

NALANDA was established with the exclusive mandate of working in the field of basic education especially for the children of unprivileged section of society. Nalanda is currently working intensively in 40 blocks of 7 districts of 3 states and also in other states of India, on demand. This includes technical and academic capacity building support to NGOs and various agencies.

Vision and Mission

Nalanda is designed as a Resource Centre for Educational Innovation.  Its principal goal is to make available quality basic education for all children; particularly children from poorer households who cannot afford expensive schools and hence often denied any kind of educational opportunity.  It has been promoted to work towards a system of basic education which makes the child the centre of any educational venture.

The vision of NALANDA is to ensure universal quality primary education so as to create an informed society, which is empowered by knowledge to take its own decisions for its development.

NALANDA has defined its mission as:

“To work towards providing access to quality basic education for children from the poorer sections of society through community mobilization, advocacy, support, innovative programs and training.”



Canvas of Nalanda
3 States
7 Districts
40 Blocks
377 Villages
100 Government Schools
665 Madarsas
155000 Children
Partnered more than 200 NGOs.
Capacitated more than 4000 government/ private school teachers
Developed More than 75 types of Teaching Learning Materials in Hindi, Urdu and Tribal Languages.
Capacitated 618 Resource persons across 214 NGOs.
Developed 45 types of training modules





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