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completed - requirements ended
Project Steward
Ajay Dalmia
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Additional Contact
Jayashree Janardhan
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Funds Disbursed

Total = $4,000

TOTAL: $4,000.00
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Project Description

This project is intended to support the construction of two classroom in New Creation in Auroville, Pondicherry. This school caters to the a few surrounding villages and has over 250 children. There are children in Grades I-VII but there is a need to improve existing infrastucture and also expand the facilities to admit more children. There are a few government schools in surrounding areas but the facilities are extremely limited.

Organization Description

Auroville is a township near Pondicherry. Inspired by Aurobindo the revolutionary turned spiritual leader during India's struggle forfreedom. The inspiration for Auroville arose in India, stemming from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the encouragement of the Mother. This inspiration lead to the Sri Aurobindo Society, based in Pondicherry, persuading the Government of India in 1966 to accept and support the project, which was then put before UNESCO for its endorsement. Aurobindo called for spiritual regeneration of India as the path for rebirth of India. He started as a spiritual leader in Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. Auroville was later founded by The Mother, a French lady whose real name was Mirra Alfassa. She took Aurobindo's teachings and popularized them for the layman. She founded the city of Auroville based on this philosophy. The city is within a 3 km radius - a multinational, multilingual and multicultural population living within its limits. Auroville has many activities including several schools, research institute and other establishments. The research institute conducts research on energy, agriculture and many other areas. At the center is the Matrimandir, the Spiritual center of Auroville. Auroville mostly uses local resources.


Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)

Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural

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