"Is not the object of every Revelation to effect a transformation in the whole character of mankind, a transformation that shall manifest itself, both outwardly and inwardly, that shall affect both its inner life and external conditions?"
Rabbani School, Susera, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Located in Susera, near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, the Rabbani School was established in 1977. Its objective is to provide rural youth with academic and practical skills for development, combining the teaching of moral principles with a love for service.
The campus is located on a 72-acre farm where more than 200 male students help grow some of their own food and practice other agricultural skills.
Inspired by the Baha'i teaching of the oneness of mankind, the faculty and students, drawn from a variety of religious and economic backgrounds from India and Nepal, learn to work together.
The Baha'i ethos of education combined with service to the community at large is reflected through continued service to nearby villages. Over the years, the school and the villages have become partners in many community development efforts, including the establishment of village primary schools assisted by Rabbani staff and students, literacy programmes, community health initiatives and commercial forestry. The Rabbani School places great emphasis on character building and enabling the students to take initiative in creating peaceful, productive communities.
"Strive as much as possible to become proficient in the science of agriculture, for in acordance with the divine teachings the acquisition of sciences and the perfection of arts are considered acts of worship."