Have you ever wondered if we could change the education system in our country? If we could experience the world and learn from it organically, rather than copying the answers from a blackboard and vomiting it out on the answer sheet later. When the incompetence of the present education system became too much to bear for Gopalakrishnan and his wife Vijayalakshmi, they did something to carve a trajectory of true learning in life.
They laid the foundation of a holistic form of learning and the couple started 'Sarang' at Attappady. At Sarang, the curriculum was to learn skills and survive with minimum resources in real-life situations. Since there were no facilities on the hill top, students had to build everything from scratch. Gradually, the once-barren hill turned into a lush green forest with many birds and animals making it their home.