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The Shanti Ananda Nature Concept School in Mudigubba (Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, South India), an English Medium Upper Primary School (Lower Kinder Garden till 7th class) for poor children, is the main project of the Shanti Ananda Education Society (SAES) (http://www.natureconceptschool.org/about-us/the-education-society.html). Shanti Ananda” means peace and happiness - this name symbolizes our efforts to strive for these human values. 175 students attend the school in the academic year 2014/15.
Education in Human Values is the core of our education as we think and feel that human values ought to be the basement in human life. Our students learn with head, heart and hands in a child centred way with play way methods. Beside the subjects Telugu (main language in Andhra Pradesh), Hindi, English, Mathematics, Science and Social we teach painting, handwork and handicrafts, computer work, dancing, music and drama as well as classical Indian techniques like meditation, yoga, Vedic chanting and bhajanas; since 2011 gardening, sports and more are taught on the new school area.
We try to improve the quality of teaching continuously by teacher training and teachers' evaluation. Project teaching is becoming our standard method; yearly a project week is conducted, monthly a project day (Nature Day) is arranged. Social responsibility plays a major role in our school life. Meanwhile we are well known as a model school inspiring other schools in the surroundings.
The School Program includes a child centred education; creativity, Education in Human Values and a good quality of teachings are important aims: "The students should learn in a holistic way with head, heart and hands. Beside the normal subjects art education, handicrafts and sports should be taught. Play way methods and nature exploration already in the kinder garden is a foundation for understanding the nature and environmental issues. Gardening, caring for animals and the school area are practical results of Education in Human Values. Music is important for self-expression enabling learning; play way methods of English teachings should happen as early as possible. Projects are a regular part of the school life; students and parents should actively shape their school."
Kinder Garden children plant a tree
Mission: Our most important values are love and appreciation. The students should become loving, independent and creative personalities able to earn their livelihood in a responsible and self-sustainable way respecting the environment and practising human values. We can survive only in peace and harmony with Mother Earth, our fellow human beings, animals and plants.
Vision: Our teachers should be dedicated to teaching with head, heart and hands. Beside Telugu, Hindi, English, Mathematics, Social and Science topics like art and handworks, yoga and sports, gardening and growing up plants, caring for animals and forming the school area are practised at our Creative Nature Concept School. Play way methods and experiences are fundamental in our education. Project teaching will replace the traditional methods.
Foreigners should give their donation to this FCRA (Foreign Contribution Registration Account) account.
Shanti Ananda Education Society
A/c No: 185410100007532
Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch
Spendenkonto der Anahata Stiftung für die Naturschule Mudigubba
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Ktn: 375 1241 124
BLZ: 700 205 00
Indian persons can give their donation to
Shanti Ananda Education Society
Account No. 19073080607
Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank