Beyond Academics

External Visits  


The American School in Switzerland [TASIS] Gram Vikas, being a partner in the Global Service Program of “The American School in Switzerland (TASIS)”, invites a group of students and teachers every year to see the village development and education works of Gram Vikas. The idea is to awaken students to humanitarian needs, inspires them to build enduring relationships, and leads them toward
a life of active citizenship and committed service. These students, mainly from Europe, USA, Russia, and Japan, are selected based upon their interest in social innovation and future plans for social entrepreneurship. 14 students along with 2 chaperones from TASIS are visiting Gram Vikas this year as part of the Global Service

Program. The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) is a family of international schools in southern Switzerland with having a vast student body representing more than 60
nationalities and speaking more than 35 languages. The school was started in 1956 and now accredited by the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) with the gifted and passionate educators who encourage intellectual curiosity

Jagriti Yatra

Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that takes highly motivated young Indians and a few young people from outside India on a 15 day, 8000 km national odyssey to meet with and learn from exceptional entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to India’s challenges. A specially hired 18 wagon train takes 450 young men and women to visit 15 Role Models at 12 destinations in India in a train that transports only the yatris or travelers of the Jagriti Yatra. The overall aim is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship – both social and economic, in India’s youth by exposing them to individuals and institutions. It also aims to sensitize the youth to the socio-economic problem faced by the rural areas of India in order to assure a certain level of awareness in them about the entrepreneurial opportunities in these areas.

Jagriti Yatra is known to claim that they will inspire young people to lead and develop institutions nationally (or internationally) and within their communities and solve problems using their own enterprises.

GVRS, Kankia had hosted a group of approximately 450 people as part of the Jagriti Yatra along with Jagriti Yatra’s chairman Shashank Mani and board members Raj Krishnamurthy & Rewati Prabhu and Asutosh Kumar, executive director of Jagriti Yatra on Dec 31, 2017.

The school was also honored by the presence of President Award winner and entrepreneur Mrs. Chumki Datta.