The Learning Space Foundation Logo has little dancing motifs in black on a lush sea green blurb painted in the Warli tradition;  a monochromatic art form practised for over a thousand years by the native folk of the Thane-Palghar area of the Konkan region of Maharashtra in India.

The Warli Tribe, one of the prominent communities of this area, is considered to be the earliest settlers here, and their simplistic traditional art form was meant to depict everyday life scenes, on the mud walls of their village houses and in the courtyard, as a means of adorning their surrounding space.

In celebration of this art form and the native tribal community whose upliftment we strive for, the Learning Space Foundation borrows the motifs from Warli art to embellish its own space.

What's happening now?

Inauguration of Flood Affected Village School S. G. Patil High School Kelthan

on 12th January 2024 - Saraswati Devi Mandir Stapana & Satsang

on 13th January 2024 - Inauguration

The Saraswati Ganpat Patil Vidyalaya is a High school based in village Kelthan near Vajreshwari, Maharashtra, on the outskirts of Mumbai (Virar-East, off Western Express Highway), registered as a Public Charitable Trust with the educational dept. State Govt. of Maharashtra, receiving partial aid for the teachers’ salaries. The school has been officially running since 2001, as a high school offering 8th, 9th and 10th grade education to about 175 students of Kelthan and neighbouring villages, within the radius of about 5 km.

Recurring flooding along Tansa, affecting the school’s infrastructure;

The school is situated on the banks of the Tansa river, whose water level rises every year, drastically during the heavy monsoons between July to September, flooding its riparian edges. Over the last 10 years, due to the recurring floods, the school has faced irreparable physical damage to the building as well as the school utilities, also making it hazardous for the students and teachers to occupy the premises, in its deteriorating condition.

The inauguration of the new Phase 1 building at Saraswati Ganpat Patil Vidyalaya at Kelthan village near Vajreshwari, new building inauguration on 13th January 2024 developed by Learning Space Foundation. In the Auspicious Presence of His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda Saraswati, Shanti Mandir & Shri Sujay Jairaj, Trustee of Jamnabai Narsee School (Juhu, Mumbai), This school designed by unTAG Architecture & Interiors. Dedicated To Methibai Devraj Gundecha Charitable Trust & 11th Grade Students of Jamnabai Narsee School - Year 2023, Universal Sompo General Insurance Co.Ltd., Rotary Club of Downtown Sealand, & Grampanchayat Kelthan.

On this joyous occasion, we have a two days program, with a Satsang and Sarswati Devi Mandir Stapana on Day 1 - Friday 12th January 2024 and the formal inauguration program on Day 2 - Saturday 13th January with special classical dance performances by students of the Natanam Studio for Performing Arts, Goregaon East, Mumbai, led by renowned Kathak artiste Dr. Piyush Raj & Guru Shubhada Varadkar.


Indian CSR Award 2023

Best Women's Hygiene Project of the Year 2023

Learning Space Foundation (LSF) won the best project award for its 'SafeSpace' Girls' Restroom & Sanitation for Rural schools in the category of  'Best Women's Hygiene Project' - the award was presented by the Brand Honchos Group Indian CSR Awards to the Founder at LSF, Shri Nitin Orayan on 7th October evening at Hyatt Centric Hotel New Delhi.

We appeal to the large community of donors and NGOs working in the field of rural school sanitation and menstrual hygiene support to come forward and adopt this very useful project and implement it in many States and districts throughout the country. 

Our research in this field has proven results showing that over 90% adolescent school girls in remote rural areas drop out of school or severely lose out on education due to inadequate restroom sanitation facility, so step forward and support the 'Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao' work through this project.

SarvaPrathamik - Kaushalyapurna Shikshan

Due to the onset of the pandemic, rural children in India have been struggling to obtain a quality education. The Learning Space Foundation came up with an innovative solution to help bridge gaps during these unprecedented times. 

Closely following the guidelines set in the National Education Policy 2020, a new model was created that has been introduced to about 500 early and primary learners in remotely located villages of the Thane and Palghar districts in Maharashtra; this model truly deserves to be seen, heard and eventually replicated. It also has an effective 360-degree assessment that grades a child in both cognitive and life skills.

In the last year the model has been revised and called 'SarvaPrathamik'. It is designed to be a wholesome developmental program where rural children can continue their educational journey beyond the Covid pandemic. 

Having seen the efficacy of this programme on the holistic development of the learner, we have already started implementing it in 17 villages of Wada, Bhiwandi & Vikramgad in the Thane-Palghar area.


Step4Girls Project

Educational, Menstrual Health & Nutrition Support for Girls in Rural High Schools of India 

Adolescent girls in remote rural areas of Thane & Palghar Districts, in very financially weak condition are identified and supported with a complete package of educational, menstrual health, nutrition and hygiene over a period of 18-24 months. The project aims to completely transform the life-crisis situation of rural high school girls and lead them to a healthy & progressive life. 

Our mission is to intervene in the life-crisis situation of rural high school girls to bridge gaps in their education & health-care & act as a catalyst empowering the rural girls with the power to live their dreams.

Complete support for education, health care and nutrition for a sustained period of 18 to 24 months for selected 125 high school girls coming from very severely financially challenged rural families with no education or health care support from families, which would help improve their health status and reduce school drop-out/absenteeism.


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