Education

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”                                        Confucius

Inspired by the teachings of P.R. Sarkar and in accordance with Confucius’ wisdom, education at Ananda Matrika is more than dissemination of academic knowledge. Surely such knowledge as well as the essential skills taught in the traditional education system has an immense importance in a child’s education. However, that alone is not enough.

A child needs to develop mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually to become a happy member of the human family who can make a contribution to the world. Therefore other activities including art, games, free play and yoga are part of the educational programs in Ananda Matrika.

Educational programs at Ananda Matrika are aimed to bring out the best in each child.

Our Education Programs

School visits
  • School visits

  • Local schools have realized the importance of extra-curricular activities for their young pupils' development. For several years Ananda Matrika has been playing a role in this by offering half-day programs to elementary schools in its vicinity, during which the children practice yoga, gardening and make pizza or bread.

Sunshine Afterschool Program
  • Sunshine Afterschool Program

  • Disadvantaged children from the local are get the chance for alternative and complementary education in the nurturing environment of Ananda Matrika with the Sunshine Project. During the school year, weekday afternoons are filled with homework support, cooperative games, songs, yoga and gardening just as Ananda Matrika gets filled with sounds of joy as the young children get together and enjoy this chance.

Children's Camps
  • Children's Camps

  • In the summer months Ananda Matrika hosts children's camps during which joyful days are filled with activities of sports, art, play, life skills and yoga. Children make new friends, learn about a new way of living and without exception leave from Ananda Matrika with a desire to come back very soon!