- Issue 21- Oct 2005 Contents
- Ongoing Programmes, Updates, and Announcements
- NHE Educators Summit
- 15 Years of Ananda Marga Gurukula
- Renaissance Universal Speech
- Update on the Acupuncture Institute and Free Community Clinic at Ananda Nagar, India
- The Abha Light College of Natural Medicine Opens in East Africa
- Microvita Research Institute and AMGK Faculty of Microvita Studies
- Bio-Psychology Intensive Seminar, CNS Sweden
- Theatre in Education (TIE) Workshop, CNS Sweden
- Social Ethics in a Multicultural World in Ydrefors
- CNS Croatia
- CNS Asheville, USA
- A Bridge to a Bright Future for Humanity and the Earth
- A Call to Action
- PROUT’s Vision of Sustainability
- Families and Intentional Communities
- Supporting Innovative Efforts Towards Sustainable Development
- Teaching English at the Ananda Marga Kindergarten in Albania
- Namaskar School is Changing
- New Dawn School Brazzaville , Congo
- Lotus Centre and School Ulan Bator , Mongolia
- The Child is PreciousCosmic Academy Neohumanist Children’s Centre Accra , Ghana , West Africa
- NHE Conference Taipei , Taiwan
- Education Education Training Camp Madhu Karuna , Germany
- Progressive School of Long Island
- School PROUT
- Update on the YES Programme in Italy
- YES in Portugal
- YOGA AND ARTS FOR CHILDREN
- STUVOL – Student Volunteers
- ELF – Earth Lovers Family
- Georgetown Sector
- Manilla Sector
- Berlin Sector
- Hong Kong Sector
- Delhi Sector
- New York Sector
- Neohumanist Education for All
|STUVOL, a programme of NHE, was outlined in the May 2005 issue of this newsletter. Among other things, STUVOL offers students activities through which they can develop their service spirit and grow into caring and benevolent people
STUVOL – Student Volunteers
Service-Learning for Grades K – College
What is Service-Learning?
Questions for the Students to Explore
1. What do we already know about Katrina and how it has affected the lives of people and the environment of the Gulf Coast states? Describe a day in the life of a poor family in the disaster areas.
2. How has Katrina affected you? Do you have friends or relatives that live in the disaster area? What have they told you about their experience?
3. What is being done now to help victims? How effective are current services at meeting the survival needs of victims?
4. How are (a) environmental issues, (b) political & economic issues,(c) disaster management and (d) ethnicity and income issues impacting the victims
5. How does history help us understand what will happen from the impacts of Katrina in the coming years.
6. How can we support the most effective service? What are the best short-term and long term solutions?
7. Have the students contact an AMURT Disaster Relief Director. Ask questions to find out more about the situation and how to take the most effective action
8. Decide on a project in consultation with the AMURT relief organization. Make a plan, form teams and take action. Define immediate needs and effective action. How will victims build a secure life? What are long-term solutions that build sustainable futures?
9. Implement a project with your classroom to raise funds or take other means of action to educate people, offer your services, and continue to communicate and work with relief and community development projects
10. Think about what you have learned. Have you been effective at investigating the disaster? Was your service project effective? What did you learn about working together? What skills did you use in this project? What did you learn about yourself? What do you believe will happen after the disaster? Why? Think about government impacts, economic impacts, cultural and ethnic impacts, educational impacts, ecological impacts, and social impacts. What is the best scenario, the worst scenario, and the most realistic scenario? Build a case for your perspective
For more information or for a copy of this curriculum unit, please contact Matt Oppenheim at: <email@example.com>
The Progressive School of Long Island (PSOLI) has instituted STUVOL this year as a required element of their new middle school. The children have 1-2 periods a week of STUVOL. They meet in groups of about 8 students (ages 11-13) with a staff representative. So far each group has taken on both a collective service project and an individual service project. Naturally the Hurricane has attracted a lot of sympathy, so personalized care packages are being made by all students in the school under the direction of STUVOL. They have also raised $400 for AMURT so far through bake sales.
AMGK is preparing STUOVL Guidelines for Grade K – 12. If you would like a copy of the current outline, or if you have input you would like to contribute, please write to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New STUVOL booklets for KG 1 and KG 2 have been prepared for Delhi sector with material mostly taken from Circle of Love. Work on elementary level will be next.