The Children

Guided by their teachers, the children take advantage of the fine surroundings, studying and playing in the spacious garden under the skies. The School Correspondent Mr. Ram Mani had donated land for the school (approx 50 cents). The school boasts of a beautiful spacious building with well-lit and colourful classrooms.

Quality and value-based education is accessible to all children irrespective of their social and economic background.

The school provides suitable goals to students of all abilities in order to create opportunities of discovery for them to realize their full potential.

The unique feature of this school is that it imparts education in Tamil and English, making the child adept in both the languages. The school seeks to inculcate, in addition to academics, universal values of kindness, truth, creativity and a love of nature – to develop in the children sensitivity for fellow beings and the environment.

My School believes in the holistic approach; keeping this perspective in view, we have computers, yoga, nature appreciation, music, dance, drama, hygiene, civic awareness, and sports such as cricket, football and karate as part of the school's curriculum. We have also initiated literacy and vocational classes (tailoring and basket weaving) for local women. Our conviction being that when you educate a woman, essentially, you educate the entire family.

The Education Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu, Dindigul district, has chosen this as a model school among the forty schools they had surveyed in the year 2005.

Thanks to our donors and well-wishers, our library, books and teaching materials are ever expanding. Two small playgrounds with swings and other play equipment allow the students to enjoy playtime in a safe and friendly environment.

Children participate in medical camps wherein health checkups are a regular feature of the school's program.

The children are given uniforms every year, which is kindly donated by RCC, Chennai.

The school provides the children a nutritious, vegetarian noon meal. The raw material is kindly donated by RYA Metro Star, Chennai, whereas the children grow the vegetables organically in the school garden.

State Bank of India, Chennai has kindly donated the classroom furniture.

The school building literally grew brick by brick, thanks to donors, friends, volunteers and corporate well-wishers.

Our school admissions are secured by our parents even before we are born into the world. There are children out there who do not know the joy of waking up every morning & saying 'I'm off to school'! They have to go to work, most often in terrible conditions or stay at home & look after their younger siblings while their parents go to work!

Do visit us in Kodaikanal to see our work.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2005

    My School Satya Surabhi declared ‘Model School’ for our district by the Education Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

  • 2008

    3500 sq ft school building completed with the latest architectural inputs from friends and well-wishers.

  • 2009

    Madurai Messenger features the School in their publication.

  • 2010

    • INTACH Special Prize Award, All India Level, Best Heritage Club.
    • Awarded the Bishnoi Trophy for environmental awareness.
    • International Design for Change Competition – All India Level, National Cash Prize.
    • My School Satya Surabhi declared one of the top 80 schools in India: students clean and beautify the local Vilpatti Village and make an award winning power-point presentation
  • 2011

    New Indian Express, Dina Malar, The Hindu Metro Plus all showcase My School Satya Surabhi.

  • 2012

    Devaniya Dance School - the School students troupe performs Classical Kathak dance for Chennai live audience and reported in Chennai media.

    Raj TV - Women’s Achiever Award presented to Padmini Mani.

    INTACH - All India Best Heritage Club awarded to the students

  • 2013

    Harit Sankalp Award - Regional Winner of both prizes in Tamil and English, a unique accomplishment.


My School Satya Surabhi students are regular award winners of the prestigious nation-wide Swachhta Pakhwada and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaigns. The students regularly win at INTACH conducted competitions and Rotary Club events.