Armadillo is a longstanding sponsor of the Kantilal Vidya Mandir (KVM) School, a co-ed institution that educates many of our artisan’s children.
Armadillo fully funds KVM’s overheads, including staff salaries, textbooks, teaching aids, school uniforms, furniture, equipment, utilities, maintenance, and improvements. Armadillo was instrumental in converting the school to renewable energy, and the school has entirely run via renewables since 2018.
The Armadillo Foundation also sponsors a local medical clinic, including subsidizing the salary of a full-time nurse. The clinic provides students, families, and local village residents with free medical care. The clinic also holds free biannual eye checks for KVM students and bestows free glasses to those with any sight problems.
The Foundation runs a scholarship program, supporting 4 students to complete secondary school each year. Each nine-year scholarship provides total funding for each child to attend a local English-medium school and covers school fees, bicycles for transportation, textbooks, uniforms, and other associated costs.