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Envisioning Quality English Education for the Poor


Among the poor and underprivileged
classes of Indian society, the benefit of a formal education is a distant, elusive hope. Nowhere is this more true than in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, where the Harvest Ministries has been actively involved in spreading the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.


The literacy rate in this region is abysmally low compared to other regions. Only 30 percent of children are able to attend school, and very few quality schools cater to the downtrodden classes.


It is in this dark and dreary scenario that the Lord has given Harvest Ministries the vision to educate many of these children so they can realize their God-given potential.  Harvest Ministries wants to transform and impact a whole community of children who would otherwise not have access to English schools.  Through a partnership with StoneBridge Church Community in Charlotte, North Carolina, this hope has culminated in the opening of the Vijaylaxmi Memorial StoneBridge Residential School in June 2010.  The school began with 143 students in grades 1st through 5th, and will add a grade each year to eventually encompass a ten-year curriculum.


Vision:

We believe that each child has immense potential, and therefore our vision is to see that  each child receives a fair opportunity to grow and develop their talents. We aim at the wholistic growth of each child, just as Jesus Christ “increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52)


VMSRS is a co-educational, residential school serving the children of the underprivileged, for whom education in an English school is a distant dream and a luxury.  VMSRS is more than just a school; it is a home, where a child is nurtured, mentored, and pointed Christward.  VMSRS is building a bridge between these children and their dream of an English education, to help their dreams become reality.


Core Values:

  1. To create an indigenous and contemporary learning environment

  2. To educate and equip children to be productive in society

  3. To help each child find God’s purpose, plan and provision for now and for eternity

  4. To facilitate a godly environment that would encourage them to know their CREATOR

  5. To establish a fully equipped boarding, co-educational school with the best infrastructure

  6. To protect their childhood by laying healthy foundations for a lifetime