Parijat Academy is a school for underprivileged children in Pamohi Village near Guwahati, Assam. There are also currently nine smaller satellite schools of the same name other remote tribal villages. Established in 2003 bu Uttam Teron, Parijat began with just 4 children in a small room with a pair of desks and benches. Uttam felt the essential need for education among children of his community, who were mostly engaged by their parents in labor from a very young age. (Read more about Uttam’s story here…).
From small beginnings Parijat Academy has now proudly grown to a school of over 500 students. It is a non religious and non profitable school providing free education where children are encouraged to develop the positive qualities of loving kindness, compassion and universal responsibility.
Parijat (meaning “heavenly flower”) Academy is a school for children of families with low income, living in Pamohi and the school covers nine tribal villages namely Pamohi, Mahguapra, Deosutal, Garchuk, Mainakhorong, Dhalbama, Nowagaon, Garoghuli and Garbhanga. The Founder, Uttam Teron believes that education is the birth right of every child and no child – rich or poor – should be left behind.