Category Archives: International Programs
In an short interview with Kalsang - although it is her birthday today, that was not the reason for her visit at the radio - with talked about many things, from her life story, to work at International Zone, and her invitation to a Lunch Buffet For Fund Raising this Sunday 20th at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone. As Kalsang with gratitude and joy on her face says in between - small or big, one drop can make an ocean .... From Sunday onward at the pavilion they will be keeping "Lakhar" or White Wednesday, a day which is celebrate for past three years to remember the roots, and support all those Tibetans who are suffering. At Pavilion of Tibetan Culture they would from next week on celebrate it with screening a movie or documentary, followed by light, vegetarian dinner, of which proceeding will be for Kalsang and her family home.
Anandi presents Auroville, featured by the local radio in Casa Plena, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas - Mexico.
With thanks to www.SanCrisTV.com - La televisión cultural, alternativa e independiente en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico for sharing the interview with the Auroville Radio.
The International Zone Coordination Team has members of many nations in Auroville. They plan for the physical development of the IZ but also for the development of advanced research e.g. "Research of the Soul/Genius of the Nation", events and activities.
With the coming 50th Anniversary of Auroville in 2018, the IZ Coordination Team would like to start a 3 year development plan for the IZ which has been presented and discussed at The Pavilion Groups meeting / IZ Team general meeting of Wednesday, March 11th chaired by Linda-Grace.
The topics of the meeting were: Securing part of the IZ with a fence; Habitat development, temporary housing / -pavilions / -cluster of pavilions / -continental centers and Activities along the Crown road e.g. the Russian Cafe project, Internet cafe, International Guest House, etc.and development of the infrastructure. (Loop road and Integral Water management)
Additionally, a proposal to start a study group to determine the definition of nations and geo-cultural groupings was introduced.
Active new members are welcome.
Nine girls from different parts of India participating past three weeks in Auroville Green Practices Summer School 2015 this morning presented their work at the Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone. Within that they have been working on the site itself helping with the construction of the community hall and compost toilet, and developed desing concepts for the volunteer/students spaces and rooms. Aim of those structures which are temporary, is to create the awareness on Africa in the community on one side, and on the other create the awareness back to Africa on Auroville, and start the proper fundraising for the building of the pavilion itself, which plan was made by Brook Teklehaimanot from Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia.
High energy and enthusiasms of girls while being exposed to ideals of Auroville is seen on their work and interaction with different groups and people.
At the end - a plea from Africa House team - since the girls are leaving hands are needed on the construction site to finish the roof.
Nine students of architecture in Delhi have came to Auroviile to get hands on practical experience, and are currently volunteering at Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone on the temporary structures of community and event space, compost toilet and shower.
Asta, Anushka, Prithika, Pashita and Pradhya are saying that this is for them different experience not just in architecture but also on the aspect of the life style, exposure to different cultures .... and are very much grateful for it. The batch came to Auroville as a part of Summer workshop with Auroville Consulting. Lavanya, an architect who works with Fabian O. is also giving a hand in the project of Africa House, and she sees the future of bamboo in construction. Eric, an active member of Africa house updates us on the progress of present construction and invites us all to participate in any way we feel inspired. .... although right now helping hands are needed ...
Within the events of International Zone this week - birthdays week, yesterday the team Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture presented their progress in work at temporary structures and farming, presented their future plans, dreams and wishes. It all started with drumming from east and west parts of Africa which set the energetic meditative mood of participants supported by rhythms of life. Some of the team members of Africa House presented themselves, and each was talking from his / hers point of view to create a diverse yet united picture of the project striving toward manifestation of the pavilion itself which should be the bridge between the pavilion and the continent itself. Soon the smell of Ethiopian Coffee, along with incense flew into nostrils, and while children were listening to the story about origin of all stories from Zulu tribe, adults were sipping coffee....