Shanti Ananda

The Nature Concept School

English

Shanti Ananda Newsletter 3/2016

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Dome of the Guest and Multipurposehouse

With the completion of the basic structure on the area a new aera starts for us as the agreement with the two main donors comes to an end.

We need new donors supporting our project in the next time – in the best case with regular monthly donations. The presentation in the attachment gives a survey about the essentials of the Shanti Ananda Nature Concept School Project. This link guides to the photo presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4evm3euqo7forxp/ShantiAnandaNatureConceptSchoolEnglish2016Pictureshow.pptx?dl=0, you can have a look to this file and download it as well (eventually you might have to arrange a Dropbox account). Our momentary financial situation can be described in a way that we are open for new money sources – wishfully by human beings who love our special pedagogy, architecture and philosophy.

I want to request you cordially to think about with your heart whether you want to realize together with us the vision of a creative ecological and human value-based project guiding into a bright future. Our mission is to bring mankind to a higher level by giving the best education to poor children and like thus contribute to a better community. Please share our vision and mission by opening your heart and money purse! Each contribution is helping! Please talk about this with other human beings! Thank you!

Since 2010 – primarily thanks to many years of active support by the German donors Herbert Fruendt and Prof. Dr. Juergen Weyer - we could build our new school facilities on an area of 9.5 acres at the edge of Mudigubba. Construction office, guest and multifunctional House, the large administration building (including Headmaster Office, staffroom, society office, computer room, library, two labs and entrance area (for gatherings and more), nine class houses, a Green classroom and as well watchman and gardener houses were built with natural stones and home-made eco bricks - climate friendly with surrounding veranda and "Kerala Roof" (ventilation gap between the roof and dome). About 3,000 trees were planted, and a variety of different garden elements have been created. The basic idea for the design of the site was the arrangement of the class houses in a spiral, symbolizing expansion and growth - what we wish us well for our innovative project. http://www.natureconceptschool.org/news/newsletter/english/256-shanti-ananda-newsletter-2-2016.html

Our students, thanks to our special pedagogy, have a good projection before their peers, as they are brought up on the basis of human values. Creativity or creative power- (core of the human mind) comes first to us; our topics such as Meditation, Yoga, Karate, Cycling, Games and Sports, Dance, Music, Gardening, Handicrafts, Art and Computer Work, give a broad impression of the work – additionally to the "standard topics" like mathematics, languages and (natural) science. The local High Schools do lick their fingers for our students, as they are self-confident, cooperative, with social behaviour and centred - they allegedly prefer only those children; but the "output" of the normal schools looks significantly different...

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4th class on Nature Day in July with topic „fox“

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Teacher Prabhavathi (yellow T-Shirt) and other teachers at Yoga presentation

On June 22nd World Yoga day was celebrated. Since our school (not only in this) is a leader in the whole area, our yoga teacher Prabhavathi was sent to the High School for girls in Mudigubba (Government School) to present along with some of our students some yogasanas (yoga exercises). The High School students enthusiastically joined. Unfortunately, sport and exercise is still a stepchild to the Indian schools, but slowly the current consciousness is changing. Events like the World Yoga Day are likely to bring into public awareness the importance of Yoga (for body, soul and spirit) and beyond, how much joy and excitement it  brings into the daily school life - quite apart from the now known positive effects onto concentration, efficiency and productivity.

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Students of the High School for Girls practising Yoga

Topic of the Nature Day in July was "fox" - selected by the 6th and 7th classes. The monthly project day - colourful and inspirational as always – gives great fun to students and teachers, but also to employees, visitors and guests. This special day, every time focusing onto a specific topic, is the monthly highlight of our - already exciting and interesting - school life.

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Room Decoration of the 4th class

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Drama of the 6th class

Headmaster Raja Sekhar stressed that the children will keep those memories for life. In each class, a huge floor decoration is created - one more beautiful than the other. The classes visit each other to admire their results. Artworks of children are shown and dramas will be played (in the entrance area of the administration building). I noticed how well versed and with how much confidence the children now perform their roles as actors and actresses, readers and other roles in public, giving fundamental self-confidence ... And who of us - as a child – would not have wanted  every month to celebrate a creative festival at school?

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Drama of the 7th class

On Nature Day in July, there was a very special attraction: a young graduate of Mahatma Gandhi College in Delhi came to visit us, to show off some of his paper folding- and cutting techniques. He showed us in a rousing way his capability with folding techniques, scissors and coloured paper and inspired the children to standing ovations. Many children may have discovered their love for such paper work on that day. Our library is now richer by two special books.

Paper folding- and cutting presentation

Seasaw and climbing device

The company „Yogistar“ from Germany donated an amount for playground devices, after completion they will be fixed in the single areas inside the bicycle Parcours.

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Slider under completion

Meanwhile, the preparation works are in an advanced state; seasaw and climbing device (jungle gym) have to be completed; the slider is currently being built by the welder. So the children are now able to login to another attraction - a playground – on the school area...

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New Medicine Wheel

In the centre of the site, we created a new "medicine wheel" in order to be able to celebrate a powerful ceremony in the style of the Hopi Indians. The old medicine wheel was ousted by the bike course ... We want to pray to the universe and to the nature spirits always to be supplied with enough resources to celebrate our innovative pedagogy.

With very 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 2/2016

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Google Earth Photo

Our construction activities are almost completed - the recent Google Earth photo shows the school area. The classrooms form a large spiral - including the last three houses under construction (in the south between guesthouse and administration building). Bicycle course and Moringa garden are clearly recognizable.

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The last three class rooms under construction

The last three of the nine classrooms are nearly finished; the roof constructions are welded. Roofing and tiling works will follow; afterwards the interior spaces and surrounding walls will be painted. We assume that in July the 5th, 6th and 7th classes can shift into the new houses. Once the main construction works will be completed some projects are still pending: Multipurpose Hall, Sports’ Area, roads and paths, playground [sponsored by Yogistar], bicycle parking, landscape creating measures (around administration building and classrooms), border plantation, mosaics (entrance areas of classrooms, construction office, guesthouse and administration building) and circular bench around the first tree on the grounds, a neem tree. We would like to ask you, dear readers and donors, again to ‘extend your helping hand' in this matter!

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Horst Wagner fixing marbles on the fountain flower ovary

In the octagonal interior of the administration building the art works are nearly finished; a water feature will produce cooling effects in the relaxation zone designed for teachers and employees. The recovery area with the centrally located fountain is crowned by a blossom with water flowing down from the ovary decorated with marbles into the basin covered with green glass mosaics. All the spaces - except the white blossoms and the benches in the octagonal segments - are covered with (partly recycled) glass and tile mosaics predominantly in green tones; they correspond in colour with the dome, bathing the room in a meditative green light.

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In the Anantapur District since one month ago, a heat wave with temperatures up to 48 (!) degrees was dominating. The temperatures unusual for this time of year (more than 5 degrees over the last 30 years’ ∅) are attributed to the El Niño' effect. As never before, heat strokes and related weaknesses happened to workers and staff; even our foal had to be treated medically therefore. The whole State of India is in a state of emergency due to the extreme heat…

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Parents‘ Meeting in the entrance area of the administration building

On April 4th the second Parents’ Meeting of the Academic Year was arranged; it was attended by most of the parents. Subjects were exams, holiday courses and new admissions. The parents decided an annual donation of 1,000 rupees (about 14 Euros) to pay for materials, because their children receive education, school uniforms and books for free, starting with the new school year (beginning:  June 11th). Afterwards a Saraswathi Pooja and a farewell ceremony for the 7th class took place; the students are leaving our school and will change to the local High Schools.

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Students of 6th and 7th class after a performance

Inspired by the World Cultural Festival in Delhi of the popular “Art of Living” movement (http://www.artofliving.org/, founded by the spiritual teacher Ravi Shankar), Peace Troubador James Twyman (http://www. worldpeacepulse.com/) called for universal meditation on March 12th, 13th and 14th to strengthen the heart of Planet Earth - this heart is India. All our students meditated together on March 12th at 12 pm; children should imagine their highest and most beautiful vision of India focusing on it for 10 minutes. For the very first time we arranged such a vision empowering meditation – in spite of meditation being part of the daily standard program for many years. Subsequently, the children painted their visions, intuitions and experiences. The resulting artworks are interesting, complex and touching. Many images implement statements, calls and requests (Clean India, Green India, No difference between rich and poor, Save the nature, Save the Animals, Save every drop of water, Don’t cut trees, etc.). The teachers were very impressed by this experience (they meditated together the next day as a part of a teacher training) expressing that the individuality of the children will be strengthened by listening to the inner voice of the soul... Such a vision can certainly play a very important role and be a vibrant impulse to recognize one's own destiny and purpose in life.

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Pictures inspired by the meditation

The Nature Day in March focused on the topic "fish". There were dramas and paper theatre performances, a big variety of colourful images, decorative floor designs and several aquariums, with one even containing a real fish.

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Paper theatre performance by children

Highlight was the teachers’ paper theatre performance. They addressed the history of the fish "Swimmy" (writer: Leo Lionni). The paper theatre including stage and figurines had been created on a teacher workshop under my guidance in January and was shown to the students now...

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Paper theatre of the teachers

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2nd class children go swimming...

Our big watering basin recently came into the focus of attention, triggered by the high temperatures. It is regularly filled with the help of our tractor driver; he brings the water in the pendant from a bore well outside. We rented that groundwater bore to meet our water needs - our own water resources are not enough ... However, only rarely the large pool can be filled with water completely (the power for farmers is very cheap, but only few hours per day disposable - and the tractor has to pump water into the pendant six times and just as often travel back and forth to arrange the required amount of water ...). The children enjoyed it all the more that the pool was full...

With very 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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Table decoration for Saraswathi Pooja

 

Shanti Ananda Newsletter 5/2015

 

 

Yoga teachers A. Saraswathi and B. Prabhavathi with certificates,

second row: Horst Wagner, Raja Sekhar and me

 

 

Our teachers A. Saraswathi and B. Prabhavathi completed a yoga course of one month at the Shivananda Institute near to the South Indian city Madurai. Yogasanas for children have been one important focus.

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Group photo of the Yoga course participants at Shivananda Institute

(teachersPrabhavathi and Saraswathi see first row)

 

So we can offer now even better yoga classes for our 172 students, thanks to the donation of the German company Yogistar. The course was an additional qualification for our yoga teacher A. Saraswathi; for teacher Prabhavathi it was the first yoga class. She will now teach Yoga besides sports- like this a long-cherished wish of her came true

On 3 December World Day for people with disabilities was celebrated. Headmaster Raja Sekhar and the 6th and 7th class attended in the High school for girls the only class for disabled children in Mudigubba. About 15 children of all ages with very different disabilities are taught by a specially trained teacher. Our students did service for these children by helping them moving through Mudigubba; this rally was meant to increase the public awareness of the problems of disabled children. Headmaster Raja Sekhar wants to continue to support the welfare of these children. For the students it was a wonderful opportunity to practice service.

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Group photo on the school premises of the High School for Girls

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Rally of the disabled children’s class through Mudigubba

The so called Butterfly course or bicycle Parcours should, with a stimulating "inner life", become play area for children. The creative suggestions of our students concerning playground planning motivated the German company Yogistar to provide us with an amount for the playground design. So we are going to concretize the ideas of the children.

 

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The new bicycles in the centre of the bicycle Parcours

 

The bike course has within its cycle path loops four approximately equal areas. The first quarter will serve as a playground for kindergarten children, the second and third as playground for older children and the last quarter as a rest area (with benches). Coordinator Chandra Mohan and headmaster Raja Sekhar developed a plan for the design of the first quarter. Next, the devices will be designed with exact dimensions and manufactured by us. Security distances need to be considered. A large area for playing with sand for the small children will be added.

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Playground plan for the first quarter of the bicycle Parcours (Kindergarden)

 

 

Andreas Mueller teaching football to the boys of the 6th and 7th classes

 

In the sporting activities there was a special attraction for the boys of the 6th and 7th class recently: Andreas Mueller, who was as a guest on the grounds for two weeks, taught them football. The additional offer was perceived enthusiastically.

 

 

 

Teacher Vijayalakshmi and bridegroom at the wedding ceremonies

Our teacher Vijayalakshmi who has taught five years at the school, got married on 7th November. The newlywed couple will shift to Kurnool - very distant from here. Vijayalakshmi therefore had to end her service as a teacher. She excelled especially in creative design. Teacher Sarojamma, her successor, was for a few months working as a substitute teacher with us already in 2012 and welcomes her chance...

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TeachersSarojamma(left) and Zahrunnisha with girls of the 7th class

preparing Moringa Laddhus (sweets)

 

 

The Nature Day in November - our monthly Project Day - dealt with the theme "spider". I was very impressed again with the individual results of the classes. Not only paintings in all varieties and sizes, as well as posters were to be seen, but also 3 D models, small demonstrations, oversized spider webs and life-size "spider".

 

Spider in the net – creation of the Kinder Garden children

 

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Student Tejaswani with spider top

 

 

Horst Wagner is after a three-month creative break since November active again as school area manager and additionally as music teacher. He started to teach music lessons for the 6th and 7th class. (He is a gifted musician, plays several instruments and composed a number of inspiring songs). According to his understanding our students should receive a reliable and continuous access to the sound experience – singing and playing music. But first and foremost he is acting for our Moringa project under construction. On 4 acres of land in about 5 km distance the trees of life are cultivated; the school project should be financed by the proceeds from the sale of the leaf powder. In the meantime, however, some preparation and works are still necessary.

 

Horst Wagner with flower chain while welcomed on the area (left side: Raja Sekhar)

 

So I wish you a peaceful and contemplative Christmas time and a good transition into the next year. Please remember that your donation for our creative Nature School always fall on fertile ground! Teachers and students thank you very much - they appreciate the chance falling to them in the form of Shanti Ananda Upper Primary English Medium Nature Concept School.

 

With very cordial greetings!

 

Yours, Helga Shanti Fründt

natureconceptschool.org

 

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 PragathiGrameena Bank

Account No. 19073080607

Shanti Ananda Newsletter 1/2016


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Mango tree with fruits (f. l. t. r. Lakshmidevi, Suguna, Ramesh, Green Coordinator Narigappa)

This year, our fruit trees - mostly planted three years ago –carry fruits the very first time. The school area workforce (which waters the trees and maintains the area) is very proudly looking forward to the first mango harvest. BlackBerry (Black Berry), papaya and other fruit trees are also on the grounds (a small percentage of the trees planted by us since 2010).

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Tara with foal

Mare Tara gave birth to a female foal on January 16th. The first-born - a male foal born in March 2015 – had been killed in a tragic accident by wild dogs. As a consequence, the entire fence around the 36,000 square meter sized school area was sealed - to prevent "illegal" dogs from entering the area from outside. Tara and the foal are in a special enclosure and guarded on their excursions to the terrain.

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Logo idea prepared by students

In December "Moringa" was the topic of the monthly "Nature Day"; in the focus was the design of logos – with the purpose to inspire a logo for the Shanti Ananda Organic Products Private Limited. This company - structurally similar to a German GmbH - was founded to grow Moringa Olifeira trees (also called "Tree of Life") on a 4-acre terrain nearby to the school premises. The proceeds from the dried leaf powder should be a contribution to the financing of the school project in future.

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 Logos made by students

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Moringa Olifeira tree

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Teachers on their excursion to the Limited field

The Limited also finances the distribution of Moringa Ladoos (sweets) to the school children (twice a week) and sells a small number of Ladoos to an organic food shop in Puttaparthi. Soon a leaf harvest will be done for the second time; in future the leaves will be prepared in a washing and drying machine before being processed into powder. Till exports can take place abroad, time will pass by as the bureaucratic hurdles in this country require fitness and patience...

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Selling and information stand (left: Monika Mueller)

As part of a flea market on December 29th 2015 in Monika Mueller’s garden of her house in Puttaparthi (she is the president of the Anahata Foundation) - - we had an information and sales stand; besides Moringa Ladoos and Moringa powder self-produced  teddy bears were sold.

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Our Karate champions

In a Karate tournament - this time in Kadiri, only 20 km away - our 14 participating students won 22 medals (in Kathas 4 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze, in Kummithe 3 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze); some children even won several medals. The tournament had been organized by Karate teacher Shaksha Vali. The Karate lessons are not only very popular, but also useful; besides physical fitness self-confidence, concentration and coordination will be improved. Our former student Sariya still comes regularly to the Karate training, although attending the High School since a year, and also participates in tournaments.

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Presentation of Karate fighting techniques

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Shanti Ananda employees and Karate teachers(2nd and3rd f. l.)

Like every year, school uniforms have been distributed to the students; each child will receive two sets (consisting of skirt and blouse for the girls, trousers and shirt for the boys). We're still a school exclusively for poor children, school uniforms and books are free; parents will do three days' service on the school area as a small compensation. The distribution of school uniforms was done in the presence of the parents. The Mandal Revenue Officer (M.R.O.) honoured us with his visit; he is responsible for administration issues concerning land in the Mudigubba Mandal.

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Distribution of school uniforms (f. l. t. r.: Headmaster Raja Sekhar, mother with child, Project manager Horst Wagner, M.R.O., me, Coordinator Chandra Mohan)

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Child’s picture with the topic „Deer“

Topic of the Nature Day in February was "deer", the children surpassed themselves with creativity and ingenuity. Small dramas were shown; pictures, assemblages and sculptures had been prepared. Especially the monthly Nature Day, a project day, shows up again and again that children are born artists, they have creativity "in their blood", it flows freely when only they are given the chance to do so ... This is one of the objectives of this school, useful for "life". Everything around us has been created – by man or by nature...

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Black Board painting with the topic “Deer”

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Deer park of the Kinder Garden children

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Deer park

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Team of drama players (7th class)

 

With very cordial greetings!

Yours, Helga Shanti Fründt

natureconceptschool.org

 

 

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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Project Manager Horst Wagner celebrated his birthday with this cake.

 

 

 

 

Shanti Ananda Newsletter 4/2015

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Playground plan of the 6th class

 

The new bicycle training place – also called „Butterfly Parcours“ because of its butterfly shape – offers some space in its inside area for this and that... Up to now there is no playground on the area – so the idea came to me to ask the children to present their wishes and ideas.

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Bicycle training place (in the background the two Kinder Garden houses)

 

Headmaster Raja Sekhar suggested giving opportunity to the students to express their wishes for the design of the bike place on the Nature Day in August (the cycle place arrangement has been donated by several people from Cologne via Walter Hoischen). Each class had taken in advance their wishes and ideas to meet the inside of the bike course with life. The photos show the results of the classes from kindergarten to seventh grade - they have inspired me because of their diversity, expressiveness and colours.

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Lower Kinder Garden Model (in the background teacher Anasuya and headmaster Raja Sekhar)

 

The youngest schoolers (Lower Kinder Garden) had created a model of wooden blocks with several toys: Seesaw, carousel, slide, climbing frames and swings. Everywhere sand was planned (the desire for a sand play area had been already voiced by teacher Anasuya). There was to be found a railway (desire to move) and benches. Additionally to the model the small ones had painted pictures.

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Model of the Upper Kinder Garden children

The Upper Kindergarten children had made a model of which the children clearly were proud - rightly, in my opinion ... On the model slide, swing and seesaw can be seen. In addition, the children had arranged different floor coverings - such as a flower meadow (!), earth and sand incorporated into their model. Benches provided enough space for sitting. The black-yellow edge painting asking for mindfulness concerning the bikers was clearly visible.

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Model of the 1st class

 

In the 1st class model, one could identify three swings, a slide (with a huge climbing tower) and a climbing frame for rummaging. On a meadow animals were gathered - headed by outside animals ... So the children want a mini zoo or at least animal elements as playground design.

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Model of the 2nd class

The 2nd class had created a model, in which all the areas were filled with sand. In addition, they had thought of planting trees. An area was reserved for a picnic table and chairs. The play equipment consisted of a slide, a triple swing and a carousel.

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Model of the 3rd class (left teacher Vijayalakshmi)

 

The 3rd grade had arranged a model with three sand areas and one grass area. The meadow was - as in the 1st class - reserved for a mini zoo. Some bushes had been planted in the model as well. In addition, there were two partner swings, a carousel, several seesaws and two slides. The border demarcations had been designed true to detail.

 

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Plans of 4th class children

 

The students of the 4th grade had painted the toys they wanted to be furniture of the bike course. By the way – they are in their own class house since the end of August what they are very delighted of.

The 5th grade (now in their own class house; many children come one hour before the start of school to spend time with their classmates) had created several detailed plans showing the entire place - some with three-dimensional representation of the roof which will cover the bicycles available in near future. In Plan A there was a fountain to admire, next to seesaw, carousel and swing (very creatively represented in the form of three birds). Other diagrams show classic toys like carousel, slide, seesaw and swings, as well as a waterfall. (The desire for water is very pronounced in this arid area ...).

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Plan A of the 5th class

 

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Plan B of the 5th class

 

The 6th grade model showed two slides, a triple swing, a small carousel, two climbing frames, a seesaw and a frame for rummaging. Some benches were present on the area. Each plot was neatly edged with stones or with flowerbeds. In addition to this impressive model, the class also had created a very sophisticated plan (photo above under the heading); it was divided into two halves: the first was a rest area (with two small temples for meditation!) and the other one included a sand play area and the classics slide, swing and roundabout for motoric activities.

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Model of the 6th class

 

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Model of the 7th class

 

The 7th grade model was more abstract with many toys symbolically represented by labels. In one quarter slide and seesaw were arranged, in the next swing and strength training equipment. Carousel and climbing frame you could find in the third quarter. The last quarter was particularly interesting with animals on thick forest terrain where a fountain and lots of flowers and trees had been arranged. Trees were planted outside as well. A variety of details could be admired.

Call for Donations

The exhibition of the playground ideas was for us very inspiring - now we want to design and build the devices. However, there is no budget yet for our playground dreams. The interior design of the bike course will cost 1400 - 2000 Euros (1 – 1 ½ Lakhs Rupees). I ask you sincerely: please help us to realize the wishes of the children! ☺ ☻ ☼ ♥ ♥ ∞ ☺ ☻ ☼ ♥ ♥ ☺ ☻ ☼ ♥ ♥

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Toy workshop (right side teacher Zahrunnisha)

 

Stuffed animals are manufactured in the school as well; they will be purchased at the beginning of the school year from the parents for the new kindergarten children - to help reducing the fears of newcomers. Teacher Zahrunnisha – she conducted a "Teddy bear Course" for teachers and villagers in 2012 - is very creative in designing and sewing of animals and other good things, such as cushions, backpacks, decoration items and more.

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Students are shown how to prepare clay idols for the Vinayaka Project Week

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Headmaster Raja Sekhar at the Government High School for boys

 

On the occasion of the Ganesha (Vinayaka) Festival (14 - 16.9) a project week was realized. The children prepared in advance several hundreds of clay Ganesha idols. At two schools the preparation was demonstrated (Government Boys' School in Mudigubba and Intermediate College for Girls in Kadiri); the resonance was very good. In addition, there was a parade through Mudigubba for creating awareness amongst the villagers. Clay statues for one Rupee could be obtained in the school. The exhibition in the administration building had been arranged with fascinating and most creative and beautiful Vinayaka arrangements (see newsletter 4/2014: http://natureconceptschool.org/news/newsletter/english/174-shanti-ananda-newsletter-42014.html).

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Clay Vinayaka idols in the entrance area of the Administration building

 

A few weeks ago five former students attending a local high school came for a visit with their classmates. They wanted to ask me to step up our school to 10th grade...

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Former students with class mates

 

As Upper Primary School, we have Kinder Garden to 7th grade. The boys reported that they discuss frequently what is so special at our school... Our alumni love coming to us, again joining into the atmosphere and lending a hand. The climate at other schools is very different – even nowadays there are still (expensive private) schools where students are systematically beaten up and humiliated (!). The shockingly frequent student suicides are gaining Increasing attention in recent times; in a chain of about 10 colleges within the past 18 months as many suicides were committed. Many students do this because not having acquired enough marks (power points)... The only ways out of this misery are new methods and approaches in education - one main mission of the Shanti Ananda Nature Concept School.

With very 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 PragathiGrameena Bank

Account No. 19073080607

 

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Donations

Foreigners should give their donation to the

FCRA account:

Shanti Ananda Education Society

Account No.: 185410100007532

IFSC: ANDB0001854

Andhra Bank, Mudigubba Branch

India


German account:


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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