Our children stay in Pondicherry during the week. They live there in two adjacent houses: one for the boys and one for the girls. The children share several sleeping quarters and have their own cupboard and toys. There are several showers and toilets. The buildings have suitable spaces for practicing music, dance and to study. During the week all children do their homework in the afternoon and are supported by a homework attendant.
Auroville: Gayatri Art School and the Gaya House
In the weekends and during holidays the children go to Alankupam, a tiny country village near Auroville half an hour drive from Pondicherry. Here they can clear their heads, play around, relax, play sports and be taught music, dance and singing.
The Gayatri Art School, where our children are taught music and dancing lessons, is also situated here. In the Art School we receive local children, who can’t come along at a regular school, during the week. We want to give them the chance of having music education too.
The Gaya House is next to the Art School. Here young adults live who have once been accommodated by us and are now teaching music, singing and dancing. The interns from the Netherlands also stay here, as well as guests who visit our project.