Shanti Ananda

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Shanti Ananda newsletter 5/2011

The Spiral

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Flowers and incense sticks in the centre of the spiral

 

On July 20th a very important ceremony was conducted on the new school area: a Hopi arrow stone was buried. Some months before we already deposed a Sree Yantram in the ground – one of the most important spiritual symbols in India.

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Linda and the four directions

All the school members participated – 145 students, 9 teachers, the crew on the new land including the construction workers, Linda – conducting the ceremony – and I. Four students of the 7th class - as the embodiments of the elements connected with the directions of the sky (North – air, South – fire, East – earth, West – water) - buried this arrow stone symbolizing the energetic connection of our area with the Hopi people. This well known Red Indian tribe traditionally has a very good and loving relationship with Mother Earth. Afterwards head mistress Sabitha, project manager Horst Wagner and I spoke prayers; as the highlight of the ceremony we sang and danced; Premananda as the main musician guided us.

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Dancing and singing in the medicine wheel

According to the tradition of the medicine wheel we had arranged a circle of stones around the centre; for our ceremony a second circle of stones additionally had been prepared. The centre of the spiral as the most holy and sacred focus is something like a temple. The spiral is a very important symbol leading into higher dimensions of consciousness. As mentioned before our octagon shaped class rooms will be arranged in the form of a spiral; every class will have an own room enabling teachings in a silent and peaceful atmosphere close to the nature. We are a Nature School, and the Earth is our temple, our church or our mosque.

Our main donor Professor Weyer likes the spiral as a shape and as a symbol very much as well. Because of this he seems to be our “right” donor. In a letter to his employees – thanking for a book prepared for his 60th birthday (with a big variety of artistically arranged spirals) he wrote the following words: „There is a special shape focused in the book, the logarithmic spiral, a wonderful form, very beautiful, full of mathematical secrets and a miraculous symbol of a new unfolding world. In the book the logarithmic spiral is approaching us in new variations again and again, a wave of spirals. Waves and spirals are the basic patterns penetrating my life – and obviously life in general…. On the first page of the book - with the map of Mudigubba - the spiral is present already: We can visualize the new school buildings; in the centre the classes of the beginners and outside the classes of the students leaving the school within the next time. A spiral is always opening; it is showing to the outside enlarging our consciousness.

It takes away the Ego mindedness of the singular centre.

I say cordially Thank you for the joy caused by this book and as well for the strong support for children far away from us, at the end of the spiral.“

Last not least: We perform our spiritual ceremonies because we want to initiate a WE based consciousness in the centre of the spiral. We are – besides – not only a Nature School; but our education is grounded on human values. Human values – beyond cultural specifics – are the fundament for every good education. Selfless service for others and for mankind should be in our focus. We want to nurture the big WE and not the small Ego. And the spiral is the symbol for this consciousness spreading and growing more and more.

With cordial greetings,

Yours, Helga Shanti Fründt

 

 

Donation Accounts

Foreigners should give their donation to this FCRA account

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Account No: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Indian persons should give their donation to the

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Geetha Nagar, Mudigubba 515511

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Account No. 19073080607

Shanti Ananda newsletter 4/2011

Snake dance on the new school area

In June we could observe a very extraordinary event on the new school area: a snake dance – the locals understand this as a very auspicious phenomenon. So we obviously can expect very good developments for our Nature School…

 

Meanwhile we have 145 students; the Shanti Ananda School is appreciated by the people very much; nevertheless our students still have to learn at a very tight place. Nine classes have to share eight narrow rooms. After the completion of the huge administration building on the new school area – with seven rooms – in 2012 some classes will probably be able to shift. It might take two more years till all the planned buildings – including the class rooms built with self made clay bricks - will be finished.

 

Our mathematics’ teacher Jaya married in March and shifted to Anantapur with her husband. Now we have a 7th class as well – one more class than in the last academic year. Because of these reasons two new teachers were engaged: the mathematics’ teacher Venkata Narayana and the Hindi teacher Vijaya Lakshmi; both already started to teach the students.

 

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Vijaya Lakshmi

Venkata Narayana

 

On June 23rd the second workshop of Andrea und Angelika took place in the school. The two teachers from Germany had already been busy with a yoga workshop and a water colour workshop in the last year.

 

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Angelika and Andrea are heartily welcomed by the students

 

This time the tow multi talented ladies practised a very beautiful „flowery“yogasana (yoga exercise) – composed of several steps; afterwards the students had the opportunity to express artistically their impressions. Students and teachers were cooperating to prepare lotus flowers of paper Mache under the trees in front of the old school. Even the taxi driver and the sweets‘seller participated in this activity with enchantment. All the present people happily manufactured this special flower. Besides: also on the new land a lotus flower pond is prepared in the very moment…

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Lotus flowers are made of newspapers and wallpaper glue

 

Afterwards Angelika donated some clothes of her 13 years old daughter for a number of very poor children. The two German teachers as well took part in the distribution of the new text books for the students on this very special day.

 

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Distribution of clothes by Angelika

 

Andrea und Angelika are ideal partners of the school: they teach students and teachers; they donate materials and money, and they inspire the realization of the Nature school. Andrea told us that a friend of her is ready to build ponds for the cleaning of used water at the new school area. Furthermore they took items to Germany made by our students in the project week. They want to sell these products on a school bazaar; the incoming money will be donated for the Shanti Ananda School.

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Andrea with visitor in the exhibition room in Germany

 

In Germany some weeks before two exhibitions took place – colourful artistic photos of Indian sceneries were presented by Andrea and Angelika.

 

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Coordinator Chandra at the brick machine in Auroville

 

In February already our coordinator Chandra Mohan participated in two courses in Auroville (Tamil Nadu) learning the fabrication of clay bricks and the technique how to build with these stones. Meanwhile we have an own brick machine – besides five models enabling us to produce 20 different types of bricks; and now we start with the preparation of clay bricks (made of red soil, sand and some cement).

 

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Chandra building up a wall with clay bricks

 

 

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Creative Guest house made of Granit and round stones

 

Last not least I want to request you very cordially to give us some donations for plantation purpose - thank you very much in advance. This is the reason: in June our main donors in Cologne, Germany, welcomed our priority plan for the next year; they promised to give funds for the completion of the administration building, the watchman – and the gardener house, the first guest house and some toilets. But unluckily they refused to give money for plantation purpose; they argued that – as a Nature School – we should grow up our own trees from seeds only. On the one hand they are right; and of course we are willing and ready to grow up trees and plants from seeds. But on the other hand in a country with a desert climate – like the Anantapur District – it is important to have some shady places on the area as soon as possible; so we need some more advanced trees as well. The financial gap for plantation purpose improved our creativity; coordinator Chandra Mohan had the idea that the students’ parents might donate some trees; furthermore we want to ask the RDT (Rural Development Trust) and nurseries to give trees; nevertheless we need roundabout 2000 Euro for plantation purpose. Chandra Mohan – his dream is to make a desert area green – now started to collect funds from friends and locals. He already received 3000 Rupees; and he wants to collect some more thousands of Rupees by asking VIPs and other people in Mudigubba. I hope that you might become inspired by this good example and give some extra funds to us! Thank you very much!

 

 

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Chandra Mohan with 3000 Rupees donation money for plantation

 

With cordial greetings,

Yours, Helga Shanti Fründt

Donation Accounts

Foreigners should give their donation to this FCRA account

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Account No: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Indian persons should give their donation to the

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Geetha Nagar, Mudigubba 515511

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Account No. 19073080607

 

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Snake Dance with Project manager Horst– Photo collage made by Chandra

Shanti Ananda newsletter 2/2011

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A ventriloquist gives speech to a puppet during an eye camp

On March 17th an Eye Camp took place in the school. Eight members of the Peace Welfare Society in Hyderabad came under the leadership of Doctor Suresh, the younger brother of our teacher Raja Sekhar. They had travelled 500 km from the capital of Andhra Pradesh to check the eyes of 120 students and the teachers. The team came by jeep and had excellent instruments for the comprehension of the eye sight, a small machine for polishing the glasses and a big number of glass frames. A ventriloquist – mainly a psychologist - gave speech to a big puppet about topics like punctuality, cleanliness and human values creating a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere during the examinations. Seven children received glasses; some were given vitamin A; others were referred to the Sathya Sai Hospital in Puttaparthy. All the present persons were very impressed by the high quality of this wonderful service action which became possible through the initiative of head mistress Sabitha in cooperation with Raja Sekhar.

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Examination of the eye sight in the school

The following poem was composed by Sabitha for the Nature Day in February. On that very special day the students had the opportunity to recite and exercise this beautiful poem…

The Moon & the Sun

The sun rose from the horizon
to greet a lovely child.
Through the day they play
And have some fun along the way.

Then came the afternoon
The sun baked cookies
The child drank milk
They had a delightful snack

The sun has to depart
for the moon’s turn to rise,
The sun said farewell,
The child cried tears.

The moon settled down,
The child laid down in the cradle
The moon sang and danced
And kissed her in her sleep.

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Nature Day on February 21st on the new school area

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Kumar watering the plants at the Multipurpose House

Sabitha gave a report about the last Nature Day: “We conducted NATURE DAY on 21-3-11. We showed the PowerPoint pictures (Ode to Nature – included in the attachment) to the children. We asked: Do you have the right to kill or to destroy all living things? Who has given the right to kill or destroy? Children’s feelings- these pictures touched to our hearts. Many useful plants and animals become victims of human greed. Without them man won’t be able to live happily… We never forget NATURE is essential to human beings.

English Coaching for the teachers with Mohan Babu (left)

At http://vimeo.com/20682429 you find photos and films from Andreas Marloth about his visit in the school in October 2010 – very vivid and charming.

Thank you, Andreas, for your inspiration and engagement!

A Link of Interflex http://company.ingersollrand.com/news/pages/NewsStory.aspx?ID=643 shows a report about Bittoo’s laptop donation – see as well newsletter 2/2010.

Firoz‘father donates two chairs for the school

Last not least you can read contemplation about variety written by a contemporary Red Indian medicine man. Variety is a principle in nature and a very important topic for a nature school. „The Human Beings are consisting of many varieties. Whatever is ingredient of the air, of the earth, of the herbs, of the stones - all this is part of our bodies as well. We have to learn again to be ourselves and to discover and to feel as well this variety within. Wakan Tanka, the big secret, is teaching animals and plants what to do. In the nature everything is different; nothing is exactly the same like another one. The birds are very different from each others! Some build nests, some others do. Some animals live in holes in the earth, some live in caves, others live in bushes. Others do not need houses at all for their protection. Even animals of the same type – two deers, two owls – act in a different way. I observed many plants very carefully. The leaves on the trunk of a plant – all growing on the same trunk – are different. No leaf is completely the same like the other ones. On the whole earth you cannot even find two leaves completely same… The Big Spirit wanted this. For all the beings on the whole earth the path of life is designed in general only; the direction and the aim are clear, but the Big Spirit lets the human beings find their own way. He wants them act in a self-reliant way according to their inner essence and to their inner strength.”

Lame Deer, 1890 - 1974, Medicine Man of the Dakotas (Sub tribe of the Sioux Red Indian people)

The Power Point Presentation “Ode to Nature” is shown

With cordial greetings,

Yours, Helga Shanti Fründt

Donation Accounts

Foreigners should give their donation to this FCRA account

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Account No: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Indian persons should give their donation to the

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Geetha Nagar, Mudigubba 515511

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Account No. 19073080607

Shanti Ananda newsletter 3/2011

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Nature Day in the new Clay Brick Fabrication Hall

On the last Nature Day the teachers and the older students gathered in the clay brick fabrication hall the very first time. Coordinator Chandra Mohan and project manager Horst Wagner joined because an important priority planning had to be done. To realize the plans for the total school area will be very expensive and take some years as well; because of this reason our main donor Mr. Professor Weyer from Cologne (Germany) asked us to deal with a priority planning. All the persons working at the school thought over in a cooperative way which buildings and facilities are absolutely necessary for shifting all the school activities to the new school area as soon as possible.

 

Im the momentary school building – which is very narrow – we have eight rooms for eight classes (in the last academic year we had no 7th class) and teachers’ office, team room, two toilets and one bath room. In the new academic year – starting on June 6th – we will have nine classes again and need one more room. At the moment the children are sitting under the trees beside the school when the teachings take place outside. When we start with the teachings on the new school area some trees should be planted already for enabling classes in the shadow of the trees as early as possible. The following questions were discussed on this Nature Day:

· How many and which type of rooms are needed to enable a basic school activity on the new school area?

· Which facilities should be present on the area?

 

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Teachers and students planning their new school

 

Two groups - working independently - came together to discuss their results. Project manager Horst Wagner reports the following measures as basically needed:

· Completion of the entrance area

· Completion of the administration building with 7 rooms (teachers’ office, team room/library, computer room and four rooms for four classes) – the entrance of the building can be use as meeting and exhibition hall and as „dining hall“ for the students

· Five additional class rooms

· Five toilets

· Watchman house

· Gardener house

· Play ground if possible

· Guest house

· Water tank

· Second bore well

· Drinking water tank with eight taps

· Plantation

· Basic foot paths

· Leveling special areas

· Basic electric works

· Plumbing works

· Storage room

· Two tempels (Ganesha und Saraswathi)

 

According to this plan the big eight corner shaped administration building – the basement is already completed – has to be built before the class rooms are done. This building will be built from granite stones; the class rooms will be realized with our self made clay bricks. The completion of the class rooms will take more time because a sample of clay bricks has to be done first – and we can start with the clay brick production only when the new brick machine has been delivered from Auroville. (Originally the brick machine exhibited in the Eco sustainable Centre in Puttaparthy should be used by us; for every clay brick we should have to pay one Rupee only. But the owner (an Indian from Bombay) suddenly – in spite of our agreement – wanted to sell it for 1 lakh or 100000 Rupees (more than the price for a new machine); that’s why we decided to order a complete new machine in Auroville at Auram Press). The clay bricks produced by us have to dry for one month in the clay brick fabrication hall; afterwards the building of the sample for the class rooms can be started.

 

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Fundament of the administration building

 

As a Nature School we want to teach and to learn with the nature, in the nature and through the nature as far as possible; nevertheless class rooms are needed. The climate is not suitable all the time to teach outside; and for special works our class rooms will be needed as well. Sometimes it is important for the students to retire into their own sphere because of different reasons. Our vision of a Nature School was inspired by the traditional Indian School under a big tree, the „Ashram potashala“. Teachings under Kumar‘s or Amulya‘s tree are our desired ideal; that means the children should plant „their“ own trees, water them and care for them. Creativity is a central key for realizing our Nature School – creative and ecologically conscious teachers and students are able to build up their school actively, to develop and experience new techniques and to take responsibility for the development. We are busy with planning and realizing our Nature School for nearly five years now – with a holistic and integrated approach: we think that functionality and creativity have to be crossed with each others. Functionality is not sufficient because the non functional aspects (emotions and feelings) are often neglected. In our School Program we can read: „Balance, peace and harmony in the outside world can be achieved through the existence of these values in the inner world only. Mind and heart, male and female, giving and taking have to be given the same importance.”

 

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Fleeing the heat into the water of the small pond

 

The School Program is telling as well that an approach with appreciation and love is most important in education and pedagogy. The traditional teaching style – even nowadays in the contemporary India – is based on the so called „Black Pedagogy“; teachers deal with fear instead of love primarily.

Head mistress Sabitha writes in her „PEDAGOGICAL MEETING REPORT” the following lines:

INTRODUCATION

It is common that children are afraid of studies, and so very often they don’t like to go to school. But education is essential for their bright future. Hence, instead of making them receive it in a threatening atmosphere it is better to implant education with love. To develop better human beings teachers’ efforts are needed.... Right pedagogy will cause the children’s all sided development. If the teacher goes on teaching the children with traditional methods giving more importance to a piece of chalk and the blackboard the children will lose their interest in learning.

They need new teaching and learning situations. It is essential to change the way of teaching to let the children go to school with interest. They should be free from fear while learning. They should love education and get it with utmost interest. With the aim of imparting education with love, we are trying to change the teaching methods.

Children will certainly like it and learn with interest.

I introduced a regular Pedagogical Meeting in September 2010 - it is held every two months on the 6th day. All the teachers sit together and discuss the development of the children with new pedagogical ideas and methods.

 

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Students working with soil for the garden

 

First Pedagogical Meeting (06-11-2010)

As a result of our discussion we made a slight change in the teaching/learning process with songs, dramas, group activities, drawing etc.

Example: The teacher reads out the lesson and discusses the characters with the children. Then the children act (a small drama) learning the lesson through acting.

With this method the children show more interest and participate in the learning activities enthusiastically.

After the introduction of this method by Sabitha we found a lot of changes in the children’s learning process. They had less fear and were more interested in the learning process. The implementation of the new method is successful.

Second Pedagogical Meeting (06-01-2011)

We had a review about the consequences of the decisions of the last pedagogical meeting. I enquired the teachers if they are facing any problems with the new way of teaching; and I asked them how the children are participating in the learning process. The teachers reported that the children understand the lessons quickly and show more interest with this method. The teachers also felt that we should put more efforts in this method and go further with it. Later we planned a syllabus for the pedagogical meeting by using the following format:

TITLE OF THE LESSON

TEACHING/LEARNING MATERIAL

TO BE USED

EVALUATION

 

All expressed their opinion that they will know the material to be used in advance and get ready with it through this format. But the performance seems to be difficult for some subjects – for example HINDI - because there is a lot of vocabulary to learn in this subject. I suggested that we could take all the words in a lesson and weave a story with them. Moreover flash cards can be used for the role play. Drawing will be helpful to make the students understand in a better way. We decided to implement these changes. Then we discussed assigning homework to the children.

Third Pedagogical Meeting (07- 03-2011)

We discussed the decisions of the last meeting. A lot of developments were found concerning the home work. Most of the children are doing the homework with interest. We decided to assign the writing work and the practical work for three days; a considerable development in the reading and writing skills was noticed like this. The Children were able to grasp the meaning of the words in HINDI more easily with this new approach.

Another point of discussion was the introduction of a practical examination - additionally with the common written examination. As we are teaching the lessons through dramas, songs and stories it should be effective to allot 50% of the marks for a practical test. All the Teachers thought that the children will be free from examination fear if there is a practical test how they learnt the lessons. But the Teachers saw some problems with the preparation of question papers. They asked to prepare the question papers with their own ideas.

All the Teachers felt happy with the decisions taken in this pedagogical meeting; they were ready to encounter the problems that might arise with their implementation.

My opinion: I implemented this method. I have great hope that the children will get their education in a fearless atmosphere with all the new approaches. The Children are interested in this type of education.

M. Sabitha, April 18th 2011

 

Last not least I want to recite the Avaaz Report of the ongoing Anti Corruption Campaign in India:

„Two weeks before Anna Hazare, a 73 years old Gandhi activist, announced that she wanted to fast till death if the government is not willing to give permission to the civic society for bringing up a draft concerning a new powerful Anti Corruption law. Within 36 hours only the incredible number of 500.000 Indians took part in the Avaaz Campaign for supporting Hazare’s call for a complete reform. Within four days only this public call made the Indian Government sign up a written draft including all the demands of Hazare… Today a new India is born – same like in the last year in Brazil with a pioneering law against corruption. (Recited press report about the Avaaz Campaign against corruption in India, The Hindu (English) http://avaaz.org/the_hindu_hazare_launch, 27.4.2011)

 

With cordial greetings,

 

Yours, Helga Shanti Fründt

 

 

Donation Accounts

Foreigners should give their donation to this FCRA account

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Account No: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Indian persons should give their donation to the

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Geetha Nagar, Mudigubba 515511

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Account No. 19073080607

 

 

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Guest house under work

Shanti Ananda newsletter 1/2011

Poem on Nature Day in February

The sun rose from the horizon
To greet a lovely child
Through the day they will play
And have some fun along the way

Then came afternoon
The sun baked cookies
The child drank milk
They had a delightful snack

The sun has to depart,
For it's moon turn to rise
The sun bid farewell
The child cried to tears

The moon settled down
The child in her cradle
The moon sang and danced
And kissed her in her sleep

In the last time we were thinking over intensively the true meaning of a Creative Nature School… Should we arrange all the buildings and as well the plantations very quickly and afterpresent them to the teachers and the students – “wrapped into beautiful paper”? Or should the visions of a creative school in harmony with the planet be realized in participation of all the concerned persons? And if yes – how should this be done? On January 8th the board members of the Shanti Ananda Education Society and project manager Horst Wagner, coordinator Chandra Mohan, advisor Manjunath Reddy and I met for the discussion of this important question. It became very obvious that the participation desired by us cannot be achieved “free” or without “expenditures”. Flexibility, the necessity to convince, changes of the plans causing insecurity as well as long processes are related with this wish. The vision of a Creative Nature School implements primarily a loving and responsible relationship with our home planet including all the plants and animals, planning and realization by students, teachers and also parents and professional people in harmony and oneness. The speed of the development should be not too fast because it has to be integrated by all the participants. The more this new and innovative school is wanted and desired by everybody the more intensive and strong the identification with it will be later on. This vision is like a fire in the darkness and as distant from the normal education reality as the middle ages from the 21st century. K. Raja Reddy, educationist from Bangalore, describes the momentary situation in India like this: “I am still carrying a strong conviction that unless the existing mediocre system - be it Education or Healthcare or Governance in general - is thoroughly overhauled, there is no hope for this country… which seems to be slowly getting into anarchy.” Time and energy are needed to bridge this huge distance.

Meanwhile every day two other teachers are teaching on the new school area (the new multipurpose house is very suitable as a class room). Basic behaviour patterns like cleaning the area and the bath room as well as the care for the plants have to be trained… Plants planted and not being watered will dry off. Garbage thrown onto the ground is very disturbing especially on the new area. Practical every day responsibility is very necessary – learning for the life is precious…

Horst Wagner and Herbert Fründt with Merkhaba models

The building up of a creative nature school can only be the expression of an inner approach wanting a better and more loving relationship with mother earth in the last instance. On the nature day in December students and teachers meditated about Mother Earth and came to the result that she is a goddess. Her temple is the ground under our feet. We can honour her by cleaning the earth, by arranging plantations, by caring for the animals, by using natural materials instead chemical ones. The more deep and clear this knowledge becomes the more urgent it will be to create suitable outer conditions.

Medicine wheel ceremony on the new school area

On January 20th we had a medicine wheel ceremony on the new school area. The active connection with the directions of the sky and with sun and earth (as two more directions) is an important part of this ritual. All the beings supporting us were called and asked for help; like this we “pulled” positive and energizing energies onto the area. May be we are the „Heyokas“ of Mudigubba (Hopi word for human beings who bring the energies of love and harmony onto the planet)…

The students fetch water for the toilet in the lake

The students ought to learn from the very beginning to use the toilet and should no more go „outside“ as usual at the „old“ school – because of missing toilets. The toilet beside the multipurpose house receives water from the lake in the moment; the students take buckets for fetching it and learn practical responsibility and cooperation by doing this.

The first Republic Day on the new school area

 

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Mother Earth at the presentation of the project week results

From January 31st up to February 5th our third project week took place. Half of the students were active on the new school area regularly. Elements of a science fair – practical exercises with bulbs – were included the very first time. The results of the project week were produced by the students only. Because project weeks are not usual and known in this area our teachers had to learn how to conduct a project week followed by the students. Now this type of learning became regular at our school as we can say proudly. At the presentation – in the presence of some press people – many beautiful and useful products made by our students could be admired like cushions of coconut fibres, plates of leaves, paper bags etc. As the highlight of the day a very touching drama was performed with the Earth Goddess in the centre. The human beings learnt - because of tough experiences - that the only way to survive is harmony with the nature.

February 11th was a very happy day for the school (the numbers 11-2-2-11 are already very remarkable). On the parents’ meeting 55 volunteers declared their willingness to give free service of at least one day on the new school area and wrote themselves into lists (mason work, painting work, preparing coffee etc.). Our mason, father of a student, stood up as the first in the presence of more than 100 parents and explained that he wanted to donate three days of free work. This motivation and the willingness to give something show how much the parents support us and our nature school in development.

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Gardener Raju and I in front of the nicely greened multipurpose house

On February 10th and 11th some beautiful plantations were arranged by Raju around the multipurpose house. The plants had been shifted from the veranda of my flat in Puttaparthy – given up by me recently – to the school area in a distance of 40 km. I will be in Europe for some months because I need some regeneration, peace and silence. When I come back in the next academic year I will live in a new built guest house on the school area being able to take part in the progress of the project more intensively.

With cordial greetings from South India!

Yours, Helga Shanti Fründt

 

 

 

 

Donation Accounts

Foreigners should give their donation to this FCRA account

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Account No: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Indian persons should give their donation to the

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Geetha Nagar, Mudigubba 515511

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Account No. 19073080607

Donations

Foreigners should give their donation to the

FCRA account:

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Account No.: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

India


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Spendenkonto der Anahata Stiftung fuer Naturschule Mudigubba

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft

Kt-Nr.: 375 1241 124

BLZ: 700 205 00

IBAN: DE72700205003751241124

BIC: BFSWDE33MUE


Indian persons might give their donation to the

General account:

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Account No. 19073080607

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Mudigubba Branch

India

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