The boarding school, heart of our teaching program
The main school of our Foundation, at the heart of our education program. We have 200 children age 5 to 14, from Kindergarten to class VII (our goal is to reach class X, in buildings rented on the outskirts of Bodhgaya.
Several sport and spiritual activities complete classes to bring to them the balance necessary for their personal well-being.
Despite difficult present conditions, children are well fed and well taken care of, and can have access to official, quality education.
One day at the boarding school
The day starts at 6 o’clock in the cold season (4:30 or 5 a.m. in the warm season) by bathing, getting dressed, a morning walk through nature, and a yoga session that lasts until breakfast around 8:30 am. From 9 to 10 : lessons are reviewed.
From 10 to 10:30, prayer and checking of children.Then classes are until 4 pm, with a break from 12:30 to 2 pm for lunch and half-day break. After snack from 4 to 4:30, outdoor games are organized on the sport field, located near the school, or workshops, depending on what the children have chosen.
From 5:30 to 6 pm, children wash and then have a 30 minute self-massaging session. Then study is from 6:30 to 7:30, and then dinner (8 to 8:30). Sometimes, an audio-visual program is organized from 8:30 to 9 pm to end those rather full days !