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The Art of Teaching

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The Art of Teaching

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“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
(Kahlil Gibran – Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931)

This large class of 106 Bramhans pupils was standing at Vijayanagaram ghat along the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Two young ladies were giving them a lesson in Sanskrit it was before sunset.
Obviously they knew the art of teaching as everyone seemed to be deeply concentrated.
Since sunrise those teachers kept on walking from a child to another giving the same attention to everyone in this open space which has no chair, no desk, no window, no blackboard and which is next Harishchandra ghat, the second burning ghat of the city from where they could see the smoke provided by the unceasing activity of the cremations.
It is obvious that those teachers must have a vocation for what they are doing.
Like many others teachers in India they give a demonstration that the quality of education is not necessarily associated to some comfortable surroundings.
This might be something to meditate for many… ;))

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Education for All

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Education for All

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“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.”
(Plato – Ancient Greek Philosopher, 428 BC-348 BC)

This was shot at Vijayanagaram ghat along the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) where a school for young Bramhans stands.
For once they decided to make the class outside.
The teachers were walking among the many pupils who were deeply concentrated into their work.

India has made a huge progress in terms of increasing primary education attendance rate and expanding literacy to approximately two thirds of the population and every ten years the literate population of India goes up by about 10%.
India’s improved education system is often cited as one of the main contributors to the economic rise of India.
According a few foreign students whom I spoke with, the quality and the level of education is higher in India than in Western countries.
Education in India is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: federal, state, and local.
Child education is compulsory and the state governments allow free education at primary level.
However, not all Indians get the opportunity to go to school.
There is no free society without an education for all this is why I made this action my priority…