18 Apr 2013
« Each human being is a self-developing soul and the business of both parent and teacher is to enable and to help the child to educate himself, to develop his own intellectual, moral, aesthetic and practical capacities and to grow freely as an organic being, not to be kneaded and pressured into form like an inert plastic material.(…). These new educational methods are on the straight way to this truer dealing. » Sri Aurobindo, The human cycle (chapter: The Coming of the Subjective Age)
« It is the child himself who must be induced to expand in accordance with his own nature (…). A free and natural growth is the condition of genuine development. » Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings (chapter: On Educating the Human Mind)
In its own modest way, Lilaloka wishes to offer this atmosphere of freedom and creativity, propitious to the natural development of the child, through the discovery of oneself as well as through the autonomous learning which ensues from it. The activities which are offered simply give to each one the space and time to express in his unique way and at his own rhythm. No judgment, no curriculum, no imposed topic, free choice amongst individual and collective (mixed ages) activities, a calm and concentrated atmosphere which encourages self-observation and one’s own self-blooming: these are a few keys of the project.
A special word of thanks to Kireet Joshi who has helped us to include the key notion of self-learning in our name.For the details of the activities, don't hesitate to visit or revisit the page Activities of this blog.
- The presentation of 26th of February at the Townhall : Introduction to integral education.
Our first big event of 2013 has been a true success looking at the quantity and quality of the audience, which was very interested and grateful.
Inside the Cinema Paradiso: Aikya comments on the slideshow composed of pictures and videos.
Outside : 2 big information panels on Lilaloka, tables to display the architectural model, our colouring postcards, keyholders and USB keys, a few books and the fairy miniature gardens (for sale for fundraising), juice and biscuits to savour (thank you to Martina from Naturellement for the free syrup).
- Exhibition of the Lilaloka panels:
A big thank you to Ashatit for offering us the exhibition space until 21st of March 2013 at the Auroville library, to Nicole who will welcome them at the Visitor Centre, up to the 4 of April 2013 and to the Unity Pavilion team for the space during April 2013. We actually hope to be able to display them in various city spaces, and to come back regularly. Don't hesitate to contact us to offer a small part of the public space you are in charge of!
- Exhibition of the architectural model at l’Avenir, Town Hall.
Here is a picture of its realization by Yvelise, Emanuele and Rajan; a real team work with fairy hands!
|Yvelise present the model at our Lilaloka meeting.|
- Movies in progress :
Thanks to Outreach media (thank you Fabienne!) and to the goodwill of some young filmmakers, a documentary about Lilaloka is in progress. Also another one about education in Auroville where Lilaloka will also be included.
But already a new video to discover on the blog (See Slideshows or You Tube): a short interview (6mn) in French by Michèle Decoust of Sandrine who presents the Play of Painting in the context of Auroville. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OM078oBWBQ