Gandhiji propogated Nai Talim (New Education) – a spiritual principle where knowledge and work are not two separate entities. His holistic approach to basic education combines intellectual, physical, social and spiritual aspects of an individual. Learning and living with hands on work prepares young people to balance their life in the “real” world and the surrounding community.

Dr. Abhay Bang, was himself brought up under this principle, in his childhood in Sevagram Ashram.


Through Nai Talim. provide action-learning opportunities to community health Change Makers, catalysts, facilitators, professionals, researchers with the aim to enable them to work with the communities towards Arogya-Swaraj – People’s health in people’s hands.

Education for life
Through life and
Throughout life

-Mahatma Gandhi


Go to the people

Live with them

Love them

Listen to them

Learn from them

Begin with what they know

Build upon what they have

(Lao Tzu)


Providing exposure to the students who are interested in working in rural and tribal regions to the real challenges in the rural and tribal communities and use the approach applied by SEARCH in solving them

Providing potential social changemakers learning and work opportunity to address a specific community health problem/s

Providing opportunities to social changemakers in building their future career in terms of:

Obtaining more specialized training
Independent working
Leadership, implementation and/or research ability
Helping social changemakers to clarify his/her mission in life

A) India

1 Achhyut Menon Centre for Public Health, Thiruvanantapuram, Kerala, INDIA India
2 BIMTECH – Birla Institute of Management Technology, UP, INDIA India
3 Devi Ahilya Institute of Management, Indore, INDIA India
4 ICICI Foundation, Mumbai, INDIA India
5 International Institute of Health Management Research, Delhi, INDIA India
6 Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur, INDIA India
7 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Maharashtra, INDIA India
8 Institute for Psychological Health, Thane, Maharashtra, INDIA India
9 Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA India
10 NIRMAN, Maharashtra, INDIA India
11 Public Health Resource Network, INDIA India
12 Sangath, Goa, INDIA India
13 SP Jain Institute of Management studies, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA India
14 Symbiosis University, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA India
15 Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA India
16 School of Health Sciences, University of Pune, India India
17 Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India India

B) International

1 America-India Foundation, USA USA
2 Arizona University, USA USA
3 Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA USA
4 Brown University, USA USA
5 Dept. of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA USA
6 Gillings School of Global Public Health, North Carolina, USA USA
7 Global health institute, Duke University, USA USA
8 Magdeburg University, Stendal, Germany Germany
9 University of California, San Diego, USA USA
10 University of California, San Francisco, USA USA
11 Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany Germany