Educational Centers - Temples of wisdom

Concrete Jungle Skate park
by Patrick   
Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Concrete Jungle  (Photographer: Patrick)Uriel took a little time off to inform us about the skate park project that he and Florent are busy undertaking. They want to develop the place into a Concrete Jungle: fun, dance, and sports, also not forgetting the parents that will accompany their kids. Skaters can already access existing facilities. About 20 of them attend on a regular basis. So for the Christmas holidays, tell your kids to come skating!

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New Colors Masala Stage
by Patrick   
Monday, 14 October 2013

New Colors (Photographer: Youri)New Colors is a learning and social support center for underprivileged children living in and around Edayanchavdy. Nikadass, alias Kumar, opened it in 2002. He was born in Auroville on March 9, 1979 and is an Udavi School Grade 3 teacher of Sports, Tamil and additional subjects. In 2006 Kumar married Israeli native Renana. They live together in the village. Renana has a high school diploma in agricultural geography and economics, a degree in civil engineering, and a degree in architectural and interior design engineering. Read more

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Lilaloka takes form
by Julie   
Tuesday, 09 April 2013
The The project of Lilaloka, 'the place to play' in Sanskrit, was founded thanks to the determination of five women with educational background. Neither school nor airy center or nursery, Lilaloka goes further, offering a new educational approach centered on the joy and the game. The future center will offer various activities for all children, promoting self-learning and avoiding the competition and judgment. Yvelise, one of the project holder, explain the meaning and the organization of Lilaloka. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Read more

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Lilaloka prend forme
by Julie   
Friday, 05 April 2013
Les enfants apprennent mieux en jouant.  (Photographer: Courtesy to Sandrine)Le projet de Lilaloka, 'l'endroit pour jouer" en Sanscrit, a vu le jour grace a la determination d'une poignee de femmes issues du milieu educatif. Ni ecole, ni centre aere, ni garderie, Lilaloka va plus loin, en offrant une nouvelle approche educationnelle centree sur la joie et le jeu. Le futur centre proposera des activites a tous les enfants, en favorisant l'auto apprentissage et en banissant la competition et le jugement. Sandrine, l'une des creatrices, nous eclaire sur le fonctionnement de Lilaloka. Contact : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Read more

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Building with blocks book release
by Kim   
Friday, 25 January 2013
She is concentrated on the house construction with two entrances (Photographer: Kim)With a great support of the children of the kindergarten, the Auroville Press and SAIIER released this week proudly the book “Building with blocks at Auroville Kindergarten” by Odile Fouldaoux. Besides illustrating and showing how children develop by the way they build with blocks and how their social skills evolve it is a book about children development through a beautiful playful instrument like natural wooden blocks in specific dimensions. Read more

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Be true not violent
by Patrick   
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Be true not violent (Photographer: Patrick)This is a peace program for children, youth and adults, about how they can solve their conflicts peacefully. This is for creating awareness at every age in order to create peaceful surroundings.Be True Not Violent is a violence prevention programme for schools and social institutions. The curriculum is structured in a way so that it can be used internationally: for children in trouble spots, in developing countries and also in a daily environment in the western context.It was written by Rita Erben, Astrid Kummer and Emanuele Scanziani. Read more

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Emerging Energy Policies
by Xanne & Mandakini   
Friday, 31 August 2012
Herbert Girardet  (Photographer: Vimal)In this session Herbert Girardet explains how there is a need for governments to link the energy policies to minimising green house emissions. He describes an example in germany of how, over the past ten years, the government has given generous incentives for people to generate electricity using renewable energy, and how this has brought considerable positive changes. To download the presentation click here. Co-Founder, World Future Council. Read more

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Community service 2012 kids
by Suryan and Milla   
Friday, 27 July 2012
Here Sanata sitting happily in front of ptdc (Photographer: Milla)We have interviewed five students who have been doing the community service this year. The community service is a program thats run by Future school. In this program the first year students have to do three weeks of participating in three Auroville units and services. The idea of community service is for the children to have some experience working in Auroville units and not getting paid!!! While interviewing these children we realized that most of them liked this experience and found it useful. Read more

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