The Palan Foundation supports educational programmes in India in its aims to improve literacy and subsequent opportunities for young people. It particularly aims to help combat poverty through education as well as improving the plight of girls in an effort to bring equality for women. The Foundation works closely with BAPs Swaminarayan Sanstha in the western state of Gujarat, India.
One of the school’s Kumar Chatralaya is situated in the village of Ukai which provides accommodation for 136 students teaching academic subjects as well as spiritual and life skills values.
Another school, Swaminarayan Vidyamandir which offers opportunities for girls is situated in Randesan, near Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Swaminarayan Vidyamandir believes knowledge leads to enlightenment and is committed to providing a warm, secure and supportive environment for the girls. The green campus is spread over 18 acres and is home to 800 students from 5th – 12th grades.