Little more about us

Single Teacher Schools is not only a project but a movement; a movement with a sacred mission of educating the poor and underprivileged. The movement, initiated by Sri S.Vedantamji, Founder President of Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society, was blessed by Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswathi ji, Founder of Arsha Vidhya Peetham.


To improve the educational wealth of villages by providing value based education to school going children, for education is the greatest wealth of humanity and educational wealth of a society leads to nation’s progress.


Seventy years after attaining independence, India’s literacy rate stands at 74% with 26% still deprived of education. While Urban India stands at 85%, Rural India trails behind at 69% literacy rate, for education remains inaccessible for children from remote areas due to social and economic reasons apart from infrastructural limitations.

Tamil Nadu has fared slightly better than the national average with 80% overall, 87% in urban areas and 74% in rural areas. However, having our base in Tamil Nadu, we focus on improving the literacy rate in rural Tamil Nadu on par with the urban areas.

Get In Touch

    New Door No. 25/11, 3rd Floor,
    Govindan Road, West Mambalam
    Chennai – 600 033
  • 91- 44- 43508281 / 7338863412 / 7338863413.

Where We Work

Having started our movement in 2006, we are now functioning in 650 villages of Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Coimbatore Districts of Tamil Nadu, catering to more than 25,000 children from poor and underprivileged families.