Who are we?

Hey! Welcome to Not a school family, or NOSFAM - a student led, free of cost organization, that aims towards sparking a sense of curiosity in students. Led by students, we know what the urge to break out of our academic routine and usual cycle of standard, set subjects feels like, and thus always keep making our activities fun in mind. Signing up with NOSFAM is not a decision you will regret, as we offer the perfect combination of education, fun, and holistic development for any and every student.

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Join Our Mission!

At NOSFAM, we care about what we do and hope to develop strong children, families and communities across the city through academic readiness, character development, and social enrichment activities.

Our mission is to provide immense exposure, a platform for inquisitive learners and foster crucial 21st century skills amongst them, to transform them into individuals, extremely beneficial for the society.


Our Vision

Committed to Making a Difference

We envision reaching every inquisitive mind in our community, from primary through high school. We envisage a world where learners have access to top-notch 21st Century Skills. By 2026, we aim to:

•    Have multiple chapters pan-India

•    Be the go-to organization to hone soft and hard skills 

•    Partner with NGOs and other student initiatives internationally

Stones of Meaning

Our Values

What makes us, 'US'

NOSFAM prepares young people in making the best life choices for themselves, their families and their communities. We aim to create a long lasting and positive impact on the community’s youth through our wide range of enrichment programs.

We highly value interaction and the connect between our mentors and learners and hence do not record, or regulate a standardized content. We are all about student to student interaction, and are passionate about honesty, respect, and responsibility - and go above and beyond to instill these values into the minds of our community’s youth.


Our History

Committed to Making a Difference


In 2020, right from the screens of their laptops, Prahlad and Sankar set out to make a difference in the lives of youth all throughout Manipal, and inevitably throughout India by providing them with all the tools, resources and support they need in order to shape them into the leaders of tomorrow. Over the past year, NOSFAM has grown to be the best Youth Organization in Manipal - offering youth of the community a chance to reach their fullest potential.



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