In 2007 Milaan laid the foundation of the Milaan School in a remote, rural village called Kaintain in Sitapur District, Uttar Pradesh. The centre is a creation of the collaborative efforts of the local community and Milaan.
Founding members of Milaan started a learning center in Kaintain village, Sidhauli, Sitapur with a dream to provide quality education to children from low socio-economic communities. In the same year, the enrollment grew from 10 students to 48 students!
Considering the need of the community, generous community leaders donated 1 acre of land to Milaan with Milaan committing to build and run the 1st Senior Secondary School for the community.
The Founders ran a crowdfunding campaign called “Build a School, Brick by Brick” and raised INR 1.6 lakhs to build the first 2 rooms of the school.
The Right To Education, 2010 mandated non-government schools to meet the infrastructure
requirements or close. With initial donation of INR 3 lakhs from the community, Milaan started “One square foot of Happiness” campaign to raise INR 2 crores to meet the government guidelines and save this dream project.
Started the construction of the school with support from individual donors.
Started mid-day meal to
provide nutritious lunch to children.
Achieved minimum infrastructure
18,500 sq feet) by the govt. and filed papers for school recognition till grade 12th under UP Board.
A lifetime affiliation by the UP board till grade 12th was awarded to the school.
2017 and 2018
Delivered 100% pass result in both 10th and 12th Grades, five years in a row!
Re-envisioned the future of the school with the community.
Purchased one acre of land to support future plans.
The Road Ahead
By April 2022, expand the Milaan School to work with 1000 children from current strength of 350 children.
The Leadership Academy
An eco-friendly and vibrant school to accommodate 400 adolescent girls between 14-18 years from low-income families, and support them to pursue their secondary and senior secondary education.