Niv Vidya Mandir, was born out of a dream and humble aim of ensuring that every child is educated. NIV, which means foundation in Hindi, is an initiative of Mr. Shaji Mathew, providing basic learning facilities for the children of daily wage labourers/ farm workers in and around Delhi and particularly the Yamuna Belt. since there is no school nearby and they naturally join their patents on the farm and other labour sites.
· Basic learning facilities for the children of daily wages laborers/farm workers in and around Delhi.
· More than 200 students on its rolls.
· Students nurtured with 3-R’s
· Interactive workshop with the Artists coming from all around the world.
· Coaching for unemployed and underemployed Adults.
With the eco-friendly settings and readily available resources the school provides the children with an access to mainstream education which remains theirs and our dream too. Started with the admission of 20 students in June 2011, now we have more than 200 students on its rolls. They are nurtured not only with the 3-R’s (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic) but also extra co-curricular activities like sports, music, art and crafts. This in turn is seen as a foundation for the students to take up formal education in Government/Public Schools.
NIV’s dedicated and passionate staff members see that the children are groomed with all-round development providing basic hygiene, etiquette / mannerism, social and civic sense. A basic custom made syllabus is followed for the students, who are in the age group of 4-12 years, assessing their IQ levels and competitive skills. Apart from the basic learning the students of NIV Vidya Mandir is also benefited by the Artists fraternity from all over the world associated with Niv Art Centre which is located in New Delhi. The Artists groups have been conducting special art workshops regularly with these students out of which they interact and learn various skills, techniques and forms of art. Recently the Children’s art works in terracotta were exhibited with the senior artists at our Gallery in New Delhi which were highly appraised by the art lovers.
In the long run we are also planning to coach their parents and teach them different skills like tailoring, embroidery, Papier Mache and various other individual and cooperative skills which can help them to become independent and self-sustaining.
Niv school is partially supported by “BioSciences”
Incorporated in April 2007, Integral BioSciences Pvt Ltd, is a medicinal chemistry driven drug discovery incubator that designs, checks the novelty and synthesizes new chemical entities (“NCEs”).
IBS has a strategically located R&D Centre at Noida in National Capital Region (“NCR”). Spread over ~20,000 sq ft (built-up area), it is equipped with the latest technological equipment following strict quality processes.