“FKS has always taught me to stand up for myself and also to never look back at the past, but think of the future . Shailaja Aunty is the most amazing person I have ever met and I thank her for always being there for me. I am proud to be part of FKS.”
"It was in FKS that I first learned that I could do things I never thought possible: give a public speech in front of more than 1000 people, take the lead role in a play and script, organize an entire fundraiser and countless other things. And even more importantly, it was the place where I learned to connect with other people on a level deeper than school work or play. I was a part of something much, much bigger than myself.
FKS not only provides students with all the perks of going to a mainstream conventional school, but it also goes above and beyond to provide students with the tools to perfect themselves and develop into confident individuals who can achieve their dreams and goals."
"The fact that there was so much freedom offered to me during my childhood overwhelmed me at first, but after trial and error most people learn to live within their means yet achieve the highest possible feats. "
"Future Kid's. You know how when something is taken away from you, you begin to miss it like crazy? Well, I don't think I've ever missed anything as much as I did FKS that year after we passed out. Of course, every secondary school graduate might tell you the same tale, but it was different here because what I missed was so much more than the people, or the teachers, or the memories.
It was the respect, and the atmosphere of not being treated like anything I got from the school was a huge favour done to me; that I should just consider myself lucky to have gotten it at all. "
"What I appreciate the most about (FKS) is that they nurture and help their students in every possible way, so that every student can develop and succeed in life no matter how hard it may get. The experience and memories from (FKS) continue to influence and enhance my life even today as I finish college and prepare for masters/medical school."
Santosh Bodepudi, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"FKS has been like my second home for all these years and it always holds a special place in my heart. It has taught me all the things that makes me who i am today. It has given me great friends who will be there to help me out during the tough times. It has given me teachers whom i can always take advice from at any point. And most of all it has taught me to believe in myself. And the list is endless."
We were always told to never be afraid to dream big and at the same time encouraged to have the passion and will to achieve it. Today I’m studying in of the world’s best universities, majoring in physics and have a dream to uplift the destitute of India. Yes I do dream big, and it’s quite evident since I’m talking about the poverty present in India, and I’m not afraid to do so. In achieving our dreams-which I’m confident each and every one on my FKS classmates will-we set an example to younger generations, to the previous batches in FKS. This is called “lead by example”.
"You know how time changes? We never do realise what it comes down to, look we grew up, we aren't around like before, however we will today, tomorrow and for the rest of our lives do our best to live by your teachings, and strive everyday to make you proud."
“(At FKS) We learnt that every person is different but you have to respect them for who they are and not ignore them. The teachers would do anything for you, you could share any of your problems and they would never ignore you but instead go out of their way to help you."
"FKS was much more than an attempt to obtain literacy. It is what I would call true education. It is an experience I will treasure forever. FKS was not just a school for me. FKS was my childhood, made up of memories I can always remember and cherish. In my life, the hardest thing I had to do was leaving the FKS Family. When I left FKS, I felt like a bride leaving her family behind."
'Everyone wants to be heard'-to voice their opinions, ideas and fears. In our school we were given freedom to do so. I would be lying if i said my school is PERFECT : 'Perfect is boring'. Who needs perfect when we can be unique? We had our fair share of ups and downs but what makes us stand out is the fact that we have emerged out of it stronger, braver and closer than ever.
We acted out stories, had our own barter system with toys, learnt profit and loss in a supermarket and built our own volcanoes...
It is in school that i have morphed from a carefree child to an awkward teen and now to a confident woman. The mere mention of school brings a huge smile on my face. What more can anyone ask for?
I have been told that life is full of choices and joining fks was one of the best choices i have made.