Mangalakara: One who brings

Prosperity and Goodness


Mangalakara’s 15th Anniversary London celebration - 5th October 2018

The event was held at the Lansdowne Club in London and was attended by over 100 guests, including two of Mangalakara Education Trust’s successful alumni. One of India’s classical dances, Andhra Pradesh’s Kuchipudi, was performed beautifully by Akhila Takkallapalli and Aditya Anukula, featuring both solo and duet items that brought to life various aspects of Telugu culture and Hindu mythology.

             Madhu Devarakonda - Mangalakara alumnus                      Venkatesh Menangi - Mangalakara alumnus

Items included Nritta (pure dance items), Natya (dramatic items), as well as Nritya (a combination of the two) and were comprised of intricate feet movement, intentioned hand gestures, as well as expression of face and body.


Performers, Akhila Takkallapalli and Aditya Anukula, along with alumni from London Business School and Mangalakara.


A number of generous donations were received and many guests confirmed their commitment to future support.

Mangalakara’s 15th Anniversary celebration held on the Trust’s 13 acre site in Andhra Pradesh on the 1st September 2018


The wonderful day of celebration was attended by over 3,000 guests ranging from local dignatories and many supporters to Mangalakara’s exceptional children, students, teachers and other members of staff. The event was superbly organised and included excellent speeches outlining the amazing work carried out by the Trust during its 15 year history.


Congratulations to Rajesh Kumar

Photo shows Mangalakara student Rajesh Kumar, whose 10th class exam results meant he came top in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Rajesh only just missed achieving 100%, losing only half a mark, in the Hindi paper! He received 20,000 rupees towards his further education, a Tablet and a gold medal. The First Minister, Ganta Srinivasa Rao presented Rajesh with his Certificate and awards.


Rajesh, a delightful student whose aim is to become a qualified accountant, visited Mangalakara a few days after the award ceremony. During a conversation with Ruth McAleese, one of Mangalakara’s founders, he expressed his sincere gratitude to the Trust for the excellent education he had received.

Examination results

We are delighted to announce the following excellent examination results for our 10th Class students:
Number of students: 27
Passed: 100%
5 students achieved above 90%, 11 above 80%, 6 above 70% and 1 above 60%

SQ Foundation support



Sahashra, daughter of our Managing Trustee, trying hard to win a colouring competition organised by Mangalakara Wings, an association set up by former students to support and raise funds for Classes 1 to 10.


In Delhi on the 8th October The International Institute of Education and Management and The International Business Council awarded Mangalakara Education Trust, the ‘Vijay Rattan Gold Medal’ and the ‘Star of Asia’ Awards.
The Awards were presented to Managing Trustee, Sathya Prakash, on behalf of the Trust, in recognition of the role it has played of parent, in helping many orphaned and destitute children to achieve their dreams in the field of Education - and for its services to the drought hit, rural areas of Anantapur District and beyond.
The presentation was made by former Governor, Krishna Narayan Sing.


The baby is doing very well in the local hospital. She is in no pain and Mangalakara’s member of staff continues to stay with her round the clock


Two Indian families had a long standing feud. One lady in the village committed suicide by burning herself. She was taken to hospital and before she died, urged on by her family, made a statement to the police that the other family was responsible for setting her alight.
As it was a death bed statement, the Judge was forced to accept it and the mother of the three children on the left of the photo and the father of the child on the right, have been sent to prison for ten years, despite the villagers coming forward as witnesses in their defense.
The Trustees were asked if we could look after the children and we were delighted to take them into our care. They arrived at Mangalakara with no possessions and the bags in the photo contain clothes we gave them to make them feel at home. A few weeks later, all four little girls are doing really well. The two youngest are in 1st class, one is in 2nd class and the eldest is in 3rd class.
We urgently need funds to support these four children and additional help with overall running costs. £450 pays for a child for a full year but a donation of any size is very gratefully received.


This baby girl, aged between1-2 months, was left outside the school gate at about 8pm on Sunday. Police came and took her to hospital where they found she has a heart problem and polio in one of her legs. One of our domestic staff is staying at the hospital to look after her until the Welfare Department can take over.



Ninth Class students helping to maintain nearby roadside verges on Gandhi Jayanthi Day



Mangalakara Education Trust
Mangalakara Children's Home and Education Centre

Jagarajupalli Village , Puttaparthi Mandal, Anantapur (Dist) A.P.
SSC Public Examination March - 2015

S. No Student Photo Name of Student Hall Ticket Number Subject Grade Percentage
Telugu Hindi English Maths Science Social
1 R. Pradeep 1524800507 A1 A1 A1 A2 A1 B1 0.95 95%
1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.8
2 B. Vinay Kumar Reddy 1524800513 A2 A1 A2 B2 A2 A2 0.88 88%
0.9 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9
3 S. Ashok Kumar 1524800517 A1 A1 A2 B2 B1` A2 0.88 88%
1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.9
4 V. Eswar 1524800523 A1 A1 A2 C2 B2 B2 0.80 80%
1.0 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.7
5 P. Rishitha 1524800531 A2 A2 A2 D1 B1 C1 0.75 75%
0.9 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.8 0.6
6 M. Naveen 1524800533 A2 A2 B1 C2 B2 C1 0.73 73%
0.9 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.6
7 K. Kusumanjali 1524800515 B1 A1 B1 C2 C1 B2 0.73 73%
0.8 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.7
8 M. Vasavi 1524800541 A2 A2 A2 D1 C1 C1 0.72 72%
0.9 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.6 0.6
9 B. Vijayakanth Reddy 1524800537 B1 A2 B1 C2 C1 C1 0.70 70%
0.8 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.6
9 R. Sravya 1524800543 B1 B1 B1 D1 C1 C1 0.67 67%
0.8 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.6


Mangalakara Junior College, which opened in June 2013, has already proved to be a resounding success. First year results were excellent, placing the College in third place in the entire district of Anantapur. It was Mangalakara School’s reputation for its top rate standard of education that drew many high achievers to the new College. All the students are from below the poverty line; the majority of them have a driving ambition to obtain good qualifications and careers that will enable them to achieve, not only their own dreams, but also to help their families escape from lives of poverty and ill health.


Satya Prakas, Managing Trustee of Mangalakara Education Trust, meeting with the Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Narachandra Babu, at the CM Camp office in Hyderabad on the 20th June 2014. (Eenadu Newspaper, Anantapur District Edition)


Very many congratulations to our 1st year Junior (Sixth Form) College students. With 150 Colleges taking part in the exams, Mangalakara achieved a remarkable third place, with 82%.



On Thursday 5th September 2013 students past and present, members of staff and many friends came together to celebrate Mangalakara’s 10th Anniversary and to thank God for the phenomenal success it has become.

MangalakaraAll those present were reminded of the 13 acres of barren land that had been transformed into a beautiful Children’s Home and centre of excellence for the education of children from age 4 to 18 and for the free training of young adults from below the poverty line in a range of skills through which they can support their families and local communities.

Another major achievement has been the establishment of a Women’s Empowerment Textile Co-operative Project, which is managed by Mangalakara, with all profits going to 65 self-employed female workers from our drought hit rural area who are carrying out the stitching on jeans for a company selling in the Indian domestic market.

The day was a great success with many heartfelt and joyful speeches being made, accompanied by much applause, cheering and laughter. The morning’s celebrations were followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch being served to the 700 who had taken part.



In June this year, an exciting event took place: Mangalakara Junior (Sixth Form) College opened its doors to 250 first year students from local villages and 8 from the Children’s Home and Education Centre. The aim is to have a total of 600 students – i.e. 300 in each of the two years - and to provide them with a first class English medium education at a much lower than normal cost.

Students study one of the following groups of subjects:

  • BiPC:   Biology, Physics, Chemistry
  • MPC:    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
  • MEC:    Mathematics, Economics, Commerce
  • CEC:    Commerce, Economics, Civics

Included with each course: MS Office Computer and Spoken English classes

The College building was funded by the Waterloo Foundation and the initial set up and running costs by various donors. The opening of the College is a significant boost to this drought and poverty stricken area of Andhra Pradesh. Importantly, it secures their future for the children of Mangalakara, who will continue to receive a free education during this crucial time in their lives.

Jagarajupalli Post and Village, (Via) Kothacheruvu 515133, Anantapur District, Andhra-Pradesh, S.India
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