NICE (Needy Illiterate Children Education) School is a CBSE affiliated school with No. 130349. The School provides a high quality and free education to all orphans, single parent and needy children in a supportive and compassionate environment where diversity is celebrated and valued.
From the last 7 years, all the students have written NIOS final exams and there is no single failure by any student and in any subject.
The School is a symbiosis of modern and traditional systems of learning. Education needs to be relevant to real life. The school interacts and absorbs what is pertinent from the ever changing world. At the same time without proper value systems, the knowledge acquired may not be put to proper use. The school instills discipline and makes the child aware of the value of freedom. A right amalgamation of ethics and new age demands go into the molding of every child. Personal touch with every ward at every stage is the hallmark of this institution.
NICE is started by Mr. Purnachander Rao in May 2002, along with four like minded persons. Mr. Purnachander Rao after several struggles in his life having no father since his childhood, has studied till graduation on his own expenses, and struggled for students development activities in his college days. He after graduation worked in private company and volunteered for CRY for 4 years and have seen a necessity of providing good education to needy and orphan children. He has been nurturing this passion to establish a free residential school for orphans/semi orphans/very marginalized children with the highest standards of education along with skill based training since his school days. After 12 years of work, he decided to dedicate towards establishing the school, without taking a single rupee as salary. His aim is to establish a mechanism where he can provide education to 1000 children by the year 2020. He also counsels Street children, Rag pickers & street children surviving on the railway network and stations towards rehabilitating these children from addiction to whitener fluids (Kores, etc). He is also associated with other NGO and charitable organizations like Asha Hyderabad chapter, Ramakrishna Upper Primary School.
NICE was started with a mission to liberate and educate children subjected to child labor, bonded labor in technical and vocational training so as to enable the child to start working as an apprentice soon after he reaches 18 yrs of age. Mr. Purnachander Rao, is now providing full time service as Secretary to NICE and does not take salary. Also, he makes sure that all the transactions at the organization are transparent with all documentation necessary.
The school provides fully free education now (CBSE Affiliation #130349) from 5th Standard to 10th Standard to mostly orphans, single parent and needy children.
|P Purnachandra Rao, Secretary
Principal Founder of NICE. He belongs to rural background and from poor family. After finishing his graduation, worked in corporate sector for 10 years and also volunteering for CRY for 4 years. He quit his job in 2002, and started his own organization NICE and now works full time for this cause.
|K Sharathchandra, Vice President
Alumni from IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad. He is founder of Butterfly Edu Fields. Based on his experience in education field, he has been giving good inputs to NICE children through learning by doing and concept mathematics and sciences. He has been associated with NICE since 2008 onwards.
|P Murali Srinivas, Director
Post Graduate (S.V. University, Tirupati), Alumni of Harward Business School, USA. He is a consultant for several corporate companies and good entrepreneur and have been mentoring his skills to NICE children, teachers and management.
|G Anjaneyulu, Joint Secretary
A businessman respected in and around Mynampadu village. He manages the administration and day to day activities of the school. Full time Director for operations of the institution.
|V.B. Chary, President
A retired teacher and postmaster from Bollapalli Village, he has helped hundreds of students realize their dreams. His understanding of the rural education in Andhra Pradesh is most valued.
|K.B. Sundaram, Treasurer||K.B. Sundaram, Treasurer
A very senior ranking official from the Government service, he brings his wisdom and knowledge.
|Avinash Chimote, Member||Avinash Chimote, Member
An ex-CRY executive, he brings his insight on the working of NGOs in India.