June 22, 2008

The successes and difficulties of Auroville's seven Outreach Schools

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The main topic of the May 2008 issue of Auroville Today deals with Auroville's Outreach schools – schools created for the benefit of the children from the surrounding villages.

“How can we prepare the children, children taken from anywhere, who have no way of learning at home, whose parents are ignorant, who have no possibility of having any means to learn, nothing, nothing, nothing but the raw material, like that – how can we teach them to live? That will be an interesting problem,” said The Mother in November, 1967.

In this issue we report on the successes and difficulties of three of Auroville's seven Outreach Schools. They are the Udavi Gentilesse School in the village of Edaiyanchavadi ; Auroville's one-year old New Era Secondary School in Aspiration known earlier as After School; and the New Creation Bilingual School nearby the village of Kuyilapalayam .
Other topics in this issue of Auroville Today are the two-day visit of Dr. Karan Singh; How to complete Bharat Nivas, the Pavilion of India; and the work of OutreachMedia in dealing with increasing numbers of media-persons visiting Auroville.
In the sections Culture and New Bbooks we review the performance of Sri Aurobindo's play Eric as well as the new compilation Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader by editor, Sachidananda Mohanty, and the anthology of poems Between Seasons by Lloyd Hofman .
Last there is an impression of the work done at Sadhana Forest . The issue is concluded with a small description of Auroville's Farewell project.
Here follow a few of the articles. We wish you happy reading. Please subscribe if you want to read more, or ask for a free copy. Details are elsewhere on this web page.

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