HEART-DEVELOPMENT IS THE HEART OF EDUCATION -हृदय की शिक्षा, शिक्षा का हृदय है.
Sondara Gurukulam is a Education Center.
Gurukul believes in the fundamental completeness of a person. What is required is the correct platform and opportunities.
The Gurukul is known as ‘the land of experiments for education’. The center focuses on five major points. - Physical, psychological, intellectual, social and spiritual development.
Finacial support by Society and Parents
Every year SSC Result
School Students Retention Rate
The Sondara Gurukulam is located in the Beed district of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The Beed district is a draught- prone and economically backward region where a large number of people temporarily relocate for nearly six months every year during the sugarcane harvest season. This dislocation is a great hurdle for the education of their children. And this lack of education is the main root-cause of many social problems.
To combat this predicament, the Sondara Gurukulam was established in 1986 under the esteemed guidance of BharatRatna Hon. Shri Nanaji Deshmukh. Inspired Couple Sudam and Sindhu Bhondave devoted their life o the project with the purpose to give value based education along with literacy for the sugerc-cane workers children.
Stories of change
I am Ashok Nemane.
Hails from Mahendrawadi, Beed District. I lost my mother in an accident. I studied at Gurukul and then acquired the skill of jewellery design and started new business in a small village.
Later I moved my business to Patoda (tehasil place) as “Nemane Jewellers.” At present there are 16 employees. Education and guidance from Sondara Gurukulam play very key role in my journey.
Ashok Nemane (Businessman)
I am Jitendra Dapke. Came from a small village in Aurangabad. I was neither interested nor progressing well in formal schooling. Yet I've completed M.Sc., agriculture after passing SSC from Sondara. Then acquired Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Gujarath University.
At present I am working in a private firm in Hyderabad as a assistant research scientist. It happen because of qualities nurtured in Gurukul such as honesty, humility, ability to work hard and simplicity . I have a special and very strong bond with Sondara.
Jitendra Dapke (Research Scientist)
My self Datta Nalawade, the first student of Gurukul. I came from an average family in Domri (Beed district). On completion of my higher education, unlike others, I did not take up a routine job. I started doing social work and established “Vivek Vardhini Residential Education Project and Sanskruti School.
I also started to participate in Children’s Right Movement in Beed district. At present I holds the responsibility of 'Balkalyan Committee and State Level Judge'. Education in childhood gives me vision and skills to accept different path to live life.
Datta Nalawade (Social Worker)
I am Ramesh Bhondave. Hailed from a small village in Patoda taluka. My mother worked hard as a labourer to support my education till SSC. I was shortlisted for an admission to a nursing college but later refused for political reasons. I directly approached then the chief minister of Maharashtra, Shree Manohar Joshi and got justice as well as admission. Then I completed M.Sc. Nursing while working at J.J. Medical College, Mumbai.
At present I am working as a tutor in J.J. Medical College, Mumbai. The State has felicitated me for Excellence in Service.” The seed of this journey get sowed in my childhood in Sondara Gurukulam.