Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN), based in Georgetown, Guyana, is a secondary school featuring a curriculum of CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) subjects and Hindu studies. Over the last decade, SVN has expanded from its initial enrollment of thirty-five students, to 312 students for the 2011-2012 academic year. The school features a computer laboratory outfitted with printing and photocopying equipment, and is currently working to build a science laboratory.

As a non-profit and non-governmental school, SVN’s mission is to educate its students and foster their social responsibility. The school’s curriculum incorporates Hindu studies in an effort to expand students’ cultural awareness, since the typical Caribbean curriculum in the region emphasizes Western and Judeo-Christian values.

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About the Author: A philanthropist and entrepreneur, George Subraj is the President of Zara Realty and the donor of SVN’s Zara Computer Laboratory. Additionally, Mr. Subraj often visits SVN with distinguished medical professionals to conduct healthcare training and outreach.