As parents and teachers, we are aware that education is much more than rote learning and examinations. Why then has school education been reduced to mere information processing and testing? Why have the needs of children as children and as learners been relegated to the back shelf by formal systems of education? Built on a foundation of Trust, Love, Joy, Listening and Caring for each Child, LDT Shikshan Sansthan is committed to provide much more than mere transmission of information and skills acquired through compartmentalized syllabi. True education begins with knowing and understanding the child. At LDT, the child and the adult are both learners. Together, they weave a world of sharing, discovering and constructing new hopes and new vistas.
To begin with, the learning environment at LDT is defined by creating a culture that permits learners, both young and adult, to build enduring relationships with themselves and the world around them. Free of judgment and conformity, LDT recognizes each child as an individual being with his/her own special set of strengths and talents, as one who partakes in learning activities because she/he wants to learn and because she/he is capable of living life with joy. This process best begins with not knowing fear of standardized achievement or of comparison with others. Alternatively, it begins with knowing the worth of others and one’s own limitless abilities to learn and to achieve. Learning at LDT means recognizing the worth of one’s infinite senses and the development of a character that learns with dignity and self-worth, for oneself and for the world. The LDT Shikshan Sansthan philosophy is reflected in the various ways and the details with which the school has been planned ranging from the vision of education and the design of the school building to curriculum development, teacher support and classroom processes.