We are excited to continue to share the impact Art of Living Schools have on thousands of children across 22 states in India.
We are excited to share the latest updates on the 'Art of Living Schools' project. Please see the attached report for most recent activities.
We are highly interested in exploring the possibility of a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) collaboration with your esteemed company.
By joining hands with us on this endeavour, your company will have the opportunity to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of many new children who could dream to educate themselves while enhancing their CSR portfolio.
We are always open to more volunteers. Volunteering provides individuals with opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and a sense of purpose. You would find a rewarding experience so if any of you would be interested in the above, please reach out to us.
The schools have spread across 1300+ villages in India.
We had a fantastic participation in the ASICS - IAHV 10K Event in London on 9th July 2023 in which many runners supported the Art of Living Schools project.
Lots of ground updates are included in the attached newsletters from the months of May and June.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is out fundamental resours.
John F. Kennedy
Your contribution brings the access to education enabling empowerment and independence. Thank you so much for your support and generosity.
Best regards, Art of Living Schools Team email@example.com
The Art of Living Free Schools team have a lot of work to do, and your generous donation helps us get that important work done. On behalf of our children, teacher and administrators, we want to thank you for helping us make a positive difference. Your support encourages our continued commitment to reaching our goal.
(1) Here are some highlights for the first quarter of the year.
A new Sri Sri Bal Vidya Kendra free school was inaugrated in Nalbari, Assam in end of December 2022, just before the beginning of the year. Our Sri Sri Bal Vidya Kendra free schools cater to the age group of 3-5 years, imparting moral & cultural values along with pre-primary education.
Students from our free school in Panathady, Kerala learned to make paper flowers & colourful vegetables from wheat flour at school. The children thoroughly enjoy these fun extra-curricular activities apart from their academics.
Students from our free school in Diphu, Assam celebrated their annual sports day
Our tribal free school in Jirania, Tripura celebrated their 10th anniversary! We congratulate the school on its tremendous progress contribution contribution to the village over the past decade.
The Art of Living Free Schools currently educates over 39,000 girls through 1096 schools. 48% of our students are girl.
In Udaipur, Rajasthan we have an all girls free school with more than 400 students
Health check-ups were held at our free schools in Telangana & Karnataka. Along with providing nutritious midday meals, yoga & meditation sessions, regular health check-ups are conducted in our free schools to ensure are children stay happy & healthy.
Students from our free school in West Bengal enjoy their midday meals at school everyday. We currently have 107 free schools in West Bengal.
Students of our free school in Agra, Uttar Pradesh implemented a cleanliness campaign in their school campus.
Students & staff of our free school in Panathady, Kerala grew spinach in their school campus & served the students spinach curry as a part of their daily midday meals.
We're happy to announce that our student, Kum Hamsaveni of class 7 from our Bangalore free school has been awarded 'Best Student' of Bangalore South district by Karnataka State Aided Primary Teachers Association for her outstanding academic performance.
Please find some photos of the same.
(2) Humble Request - We request all the donors to kindly fill out the "Gift Aid Form" along with your donation. [Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows us to reclaim the basic rate tax you pay as a UK taxpayer. It means that we can claim 25p of tax for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you. All you need to do is complete a Gift Aid declaration.]
(3) IAHV Annual 10K Run - This is an annual fundraiser event to help raise funds for IAHV projects including Gift a Smile / or Art of Living Free schools. Whether you participate in (i) the ASICS London 10K Run/Walk or (ii) in an activity of your own choice in your neighbourhood, your fundriaising will helo those in need. Please sign up here and run for 'Gift a Smile' https://bit.ly/3Lcsp3P
Thanks again for your generosity and support. Kindly reach out to me if any questions or concerns.
The International Association for Human Values was created in Geneva in 1997 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as a global platform for humanitarian initiatives that solve problems by uplifting human values. There are several projects that aim to solve problems by uplifting human values.
Art of Living Free Schools is one of the first initiatives by the Founder. He recently visited the UK after 7 years and it was an honour for the project volunteers to meet Him personally. The vision for Art of Living Free Schools has now spread across 22 states in India, with 982+ schools in rural and remote areas providing free value- based, holistic education to over 80000+ students.
Our schools in different states have adopted teaching different subjects with the help of an activity. Please find attached a couple of pages that include really nice examples.
One of the unique offerings in these schools is that it not only offers the students with yoga and Sudarshan Kriya but also, to the teachers. This helps raise their energy levels and experience a clear calm positive state of mind.
The Art of Living Sri Sri Rural Development Program Trust conducted on 31st October a water conservation campaign where the students were educated on importance of water and how to conserve it.
The schools across India celebrated different festivals with great pomp and enthusiasm.
Unite tests and first term examinations were covered in the school and students appeared diligently. The schools’ focus is on Educating the whole child means that we’re not just focused on them passing tests or getting smarter.
All the above is extremely valuable as a part of the holistic education. “Holistic education focuses on the fullest possible development of the person, encouraging individuals to become the very best or finest that they can be and enabling them to experience all they can from life and reach their goals.” - Marshman
Thank you everyone for your continuous generous support. Please reach to us in case of any questions or concerns.
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