1. Education can bring a child and her family, out of economic and social misery, in one generation.
    • Children from the underprivileged sections of the society, specially in rural areas, have the double disadvantages – lack of exposure that the upper middle class child in an elite school enjoys and learning environment at home and community level not conducive to school expectations.
    • Once the children start taking responsibilities for their learning and start exploring the world around them, a limited guidance will be required by them to grow to their full potential.
    • Right method of educational interventions at the early age would shape the foundation for building the better citizens of tomorrow.
  2. Education must be joyful and interesting, motivating students to seek knowledge.. Students must want to come to school.
    • Learning can happen only in a fear-free environment.
    • Discrimination, in all in its forms, must continually be identified and eliminated.
  3. Students and teachers should be trusted and empowered to do the right things.
  4. Education must be connected with the environment.
  5. We embrace Sri Aurobindo’s Principle of working “from the near to the far, from that which is to that which shall be”.
  6. Diversity is an important element of nature. Else there would be one fruit, one flower, in the world. The educated human is inclusive, and leverages diversity.
  7. The parent is the first teacher, and community influences the child as much as the school. Both parents and community are key stakeholders in education.
  8. We must address the Head, the Hands, and the Heart, while educating.
    • Ethics and Love, Compassion and Brotherhood, Creating Purpose, and finding the passion to pursue it, are intrinsic to Education.
    • Education must lead to Realisation of Purpose of Life and Its Passionate Pursuit.
    • Education must address thinking, questioning, decision making, respect for diversity, building perspective, effective communication, and remove fear, prejudice and intolerance.
    • Education must include sports, culture, arts, and awareness of the world around.
  9. We value simplicity over perfection, if simplicity helps that learning.
  10. The process of effective education includes many a failure. It is the educators’ job to push students to explore their limits, introspect, and learn. At the same time, they must provide a safety net in the rare case that things go really wrong.

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