Arka Vidya Kendra School
In the midst of mystical rolling hills and luscious landscape the AMG (Arka Maha Ganapathy) international retreat group was pleasantly delighted to be greeted by the children's beaming smiles and warm greetings like rays of sunshine. Nestled in the village of Gumachanahalli, the Arka Vidya Kendra has been officially adopted by Arka Foundation India. The school has a roll of 68 children ranging from standard one to standard five (6-12 years) and a staff of 6 including the Principal and lay staff.
The team engaged in various activities inclusive of Arka Dhyana awareness and prasadam/gift distribution. The children were receptive and enjoyed participating and interacting with the AMG members from five different countries namely Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong/China.
The school atmosphere is charged with the positive energy of the children's enthusiasm to learn and expand their knowledge. Teachers and the Head Mistress are steadily learning to incorporate the Intuitive Method of Srinivas Arka as part of the school's charter, mission and learning program.
The humble classroom and the learning environment is far from the innovative and state of the art classrooms that the participants are accustomed to in their respective countries. However facilities alone do not make the carbon footprints of education. It is the 'heart to heart' connection of the teacher and students which is a fundamental component that give life and breath to holistic education.
This vision of Arka Foundation is to develop this school to be a model school of academic and spiritual excellence. It is indeed a cornerstone Education and service partnership between the Village learning community and Arka Foundation, In addition, the philosophy of the Intuitive Method and its practice will be the mandate, benchmark and unique feature of the Kendra.
This school will be the roadmap to give opportunities to students from this village and surrounding area to learn and practice Arka Dhyana and to make it a way of life.
We sincerely hope that on reading this you will be inspired to help as a volunteer or contribute in service or resources that are urgently needed for the children's' well being and learning. The school needs the building facilities repaired, learning equipment, including desks, chairs and drinking water fountains to name a few. We welcome your participation in this nation building project being undertaken by Arka Foundation India. For further information to help as volunteer or make a financial contribution.
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