Vedike Global School (Nursery to Standard/Grade 8) is recognised by the Government of Karnataka.
We opened our Pre-Primary (Nursery, LKG and UKG) and Primary School (Standards/Grades 1-5) in the 2018-2019 academic year and expanded to include students in Standards/Grades 6-8 in the 2020-21 academic year. We hope to keep growing to include students up to Standard/Grade 12/2PUC.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in Karnataka closed in mid-March 2020. Since this time, VGS has been providing at-home curriculum-based learning and extra-curricular activities for our students. Due to very limited access to technology in our rural context, live online classes have not been an option for us, so we have relied on pre-recorded audio classes and textbook/workbook based activities. We are very proud of the way our teachers and students have adapted to at-home learning!
From January - March 2021, we were able to partially reopen our school to provide face-to-face classes for our older students (Standards/Grades 6-8). However, due to a rise in COVID cases across India, we are resuming their at-home learning program from April 2021.
We are looking forward to when all our students can safely return to school!
The goal of Vedike Global School is to be a 'platform for change' ('Vedike' means 'platform' in Kannada, the state language) and to encourage students to 'think global, act local'.
We believe that each child is important and has individual potential. We aim to help our students reach their potential through providing affordable, student-centred, quality education, with both local and global perspectives.
Vedike Global School is situated not far from Doddaballapur in rural Bangalore and is open to all children from the surrounding village communities. We aim to target underprivileged children, such as those from families of a low socio-economic status, and children from traditionally disadvantaged groups. Our goal is to make quality education available to these children.
Vedike Global School takes a student-centred approach to education. We aim to cater for students’ different learning styles and interests. We aim to set and work towards specific learning goals for all students. We will provide support for struggling students and those with additional needs, and aim to extend high-performing students. As a priority, we will seek to foster positive teacher-student relationships and an encouraging classroom climate.
We believe in the importance of providing quality education. At Vedike Global School we aim to foster deep understanding and higher-order thinking, rather than merely focusing on the memorisation of facts. Our goal is to provide engaging lessons, with students taking part as active learners. We will focus on skills that are important in the 21st century workplace, such as collaboration and creativity, as well as providing thorough preparation for board exams (once our school expands beyond Standards/Grade 8).
At Vedike Global School we aim to highlight the importance of local knowledge, such as knowledge about the natural environment and resourcefulness. We also include global perspectives in our school, through teaching students about different countries and global issues, encouraging students to see themselves as global citizens and providing interactions with people from many different countries through VEDIKE's Global Citizens Programs.
Vedike Global School is an English-medium school. However, we believe in the importance of local languages and have dedicated Kannada teachers. We promote Kannada, not just as a subject, but also in our day-to-day and extra-curricular activities. However, we recognise that English has become the global language and that, as a result, students will have more opportunities in later life if they are confident in English. As a result, we also have fluent English teachers and provide students with the opportunity to practice and use English inside and outside the classroom.
At Vedike Global School we will take a holistic approach to education and concern ourselves not only with our students’ academic progress, but also with their social, emotional, physical and creative development. We aim to help students connect to the VEDIKE community, the natural environment and foster humanitarian values, such as compassion and peace.
Vedike Global School (VGS) is established in Kallinayakanahalli village in Gauribidnur Block of Chikballapur District, which has lower literacy rate than the average for Karnataka, especially for women/girls. According to the latest census conducted by the government in 2011, the literacy rate of Kallinayakanahalli village was 67.66% (compared to the average of 75.60% in Karnataka) and male literacy stood at 75.94%, while the female literacy rate was 59.91%. In Kallinayakanahalli village, many families are from traditionally disadvantaged groups. Schedule Castes (SC) constitute 38.76% of the total population and Schedule Tribes (ST) constitute 4.42% (R4). In other nearby villages in the Gauribidnur Block of Chikballapur District, the percentage of families categorised as SC/ST is even higher. Moreover, the overall gender gap in literacy in in Gauribidnur Block of Chikballapur District is huge: male - 67.41%; and female – 45.38% (R2). VGS was started to educate and empower both girls and boys from Kallinayakanahalli village and other nearby villages in Gauribidanur, where literacy rates are low and there are many marginalized communities.