Malenadu Education and Rural Development Society (MEARDS) is a registered, not-for-profit organization, working in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka for the past twenty years. This trust has been actively involved in the implementation of programmes aimed at improving learning levels of children. The vision of the trust is to facilitate learning in children and help them to realize their potential. 

  • MEARDS has established Chandana School at Narebail (a small village about 7 K.M.s from Sirsi town) and Chandana Crèche at KHB Centre Sirsi.

  • Chandana is a unique rural, innovative, activity based, child-centred, play-home model school from early childhood to matriculation. 

  • It has an interactive science centre as well as a library. 

  • Audio-visual teaching aids are incorporated in the classrooms to facilitate better comprehension of subjects by the children. 

  • A Computer Centre, spacious playground, parabola open-air theatre and well ventilated homely classrooms are designed and developed to unravel the skills in children.

  • Teaching of primary education in mother tongue is one of the thrust aspects of the school.

  • Providing opportunities for all-round development nourishes the body, mind and soul. 

  • Economic limitation should not be a hurdle to any child for getting proper education. 
Our Vision

" Well developed rural region with all the basic necessities like clean environment, remunerative employment opportunities, quality educational facilities, etc., "

Our Mission
  • Unraveling the full potential of the children by providing quality education in child-centered ambience. 

  • Creation of rural-environment friendly employment opportunities to stop migration to urban centers.  

  • Transfer of Technology to the rural areas.

  • Capacity Building of the rural poor by forming SHGs and providing trainings.  

  • Introduction of Scientific and Innovative Teaching Techniques by providing proper training to teachers.

  • Creation of Environmental Awareness to preserve and protect the bio-diversity of the Western Ghats.
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