One Teacher Schools take education to the doorstep of every household. A Gram Samiti is formed with energetic villagers to ensure co-operation between OTS & village. The Acharya or Teacher is responsible for running the school. They make sure that the students of OTS should remain aware of the greater world outside the town.
25 lakh plus children have benefited from the OTS.
The idea of `One Teacher School’ was an experiment initiated by Late Sri Madan Lal Agarwal in the year 1986, who set up around 60 schools close Dhanbad.
Dr Rakesh Popli (a USA-returned atomic researcher) and his wife Rama Popli (an eminent child-education expert) enlivened by Swami Vivekananda and the idea of Late Sri Bhao Rao Devras adopted the concept of `One Teacher School’ helped setting up OTS for the tribes of Gumla in Jharkhand.