After a difficult five-year struggle, the Ananda Marga Kindergarten in Caracas (“Centro de Educación Inicial Neohumanista Universo Infantil”), started and directed by Didi Ananda Amegha, has finally been approved by the Venezuelan Ministry of Education. This permission changes its status from an unofficial preschool to a registered kindergarten, and the number of children aged 1 to 6 that are allowed in the building has been increased to 65. At a time when many private schools are closing due to lack of official recognition and funding, this is a very significant victory. The parents and teachers are now very inspired and are helping to re-paint the school and do publicity and distribute leaflets to increase enrollments for the next school year which begins in August.
Porto Alegre, Brazil
In Porto Alegre, south Brazil, Didi Ananda Shushiila gave lectures in the Application College under the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. In June, she was invited to give two lectures to the students and teachers. 35 students from 7th grades attended the lecture “Culture, tradition & universalism”. Twenty teachers enrolled for in introductory yoga and meditation class.