Few years ago children in Mohong, Assam could not dream of school and Tinsukhi's District Collector was hesitant to allow visitors in the village. Those who visited, never returned.
Today, the Art of Living runs a free school in Mohong. The school has brought hope to 410 students in the town. This school was set-up with the support of a former ULFA militant, who after meeting Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decided to bring peace through education.
200 Deprived Children Get Opportunity to Learn
Alipurduar, tribal area in West Bengal, known for the poor working conditions of laborers in Tea Gardens. 40 year old Ramkumar Lama has started a free informal learning center there.
Approximately 200 children up to the age of 14 spend every Sunday at the three centers. They learn computers, music, dance, English, yoga, Sudarshan Kriya and play team sports like football. Awareness is also created on health and hygiene. After practicing at the learning center, 15 children participated in a State Level Cultural debate on the 26, January 2014.
Ramkumar, along with other Art of Living Youth Leaders have created better learning opportunities that will go a long way in shaping them as happy and capable adults.
Addressing Anxiety, Anger & Fear In Juvenile Delinquents
After the Art of Living Workshop, an American Study showed a significant decrease in anxiety, that in turn led to the decrease in anger and fear and reactive behaviours, in juvenile offenders convicted for violent cimes with deadly weapons, murder, rape and armed robbery.
The Art of Living has conducted workshops for more than 15,000 delinquents in India and Abroad.