India has always boasted of a rich tradition in the area of learning and education since ancient times. It is well known that people from other parts of the world such as Europe, the Middle East, and Portugal came to India to get a quality education. One of the famous educational systems practised in India in the ancient times was The Gurukul System.
Gurukul System focused on arts, sports, crafts, singing that developed children’s intelligence and critical thinking. Activities such as yoga, meditation, etc generated positivity and peace of mind and made them fit. It was also mandatory to do daily chores on own with a motive to impart practical skills in them. All these helped in personality development and increased their confidence, sense of discipline, intellect and mindfulness which is necessary even today to face the world that lay ahead.
The four main areas of life skill education are:
Personality is developed through self realization and self respect. The end goal of the program is to build self awareness ie. knowing oneself intimately. Good judgement had to be developed through practice. Daily tasks focused on physical, mental, and emotional development. Students built their personalities in a multi dimensional manner.
Character Building (Resilience)
Through the program children are taught about eating healthy food, good behaviour and high ideals. Reflection and meditation are used to build Resilience in children so that they can deal with everyday challenges of their lives.
Performance of Civic and Social Duties
Children are encouraged to be more responsible by engaging them in daily tasks such as cleaning and organizing their room. They are also taught about duties as a student and a child to their parents.
Teaching children empathy and spirituality so that they can understand problems of other people in their lives.
No. Of Schools: 4
No. of Children: 352
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