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KNA Foundation for Education was established in 1995 as a registered Public Charitable  Trust.

Its vision has been to foster meaningful and wholesome growth in youngsters, and a keenness to develop inner and outer ecological wisdom in communities it engages with. To work towards this mission the KNA Foundation has established the following institutions / Centres.

 

1. The Prakriya Green Wisdom School - started by the Foundation in 1999 to focus on humanistic and ecologically wise education. During the last decade, Prakriya has been a pioneer in creative school education, focusing on experiential learning of principles of nature along with a deep concern for the inner nature of every child and her learning patterns. Prakriya now has about 500 students, 60 teachers and about 40 Resource Persons and support staff. Prakriya is affiliated to CISCE, New Delhi and IGCSE, UK; Five batches of students have successfully completed the class 10th school leaving examination.

2. Bhoomi Network - was established in 2007 with a vision of contributing to the movement for sustainable living, especially through educational institutions. To work towards this vision, Bhoomi Network has launched the following initiatives:

- The Eternal Bhoomi Magazine, which is sent to over 4000 schools and college libraries, in addition to its members and other readers.www.bhoomimagazine.org.

- Weekend programmes as well as a month long programme every year to support those who want to take up organic farming in both urban and rural areas.

- programmes on Holistic Nutrition, Inner and Outer Ecology and Learning from Wilderness.

- National and local conferences on themes such as

Food, Health and Climate Change

What's a Good Life ( for students and Educators)

(Re-) Writing stories for an ecological age

Economics of Happiness ( international conference, in partnership with Local

Futures)

- The Bhoomi College which offers one year programmes as well as several short programmes on education and sustainable living, particularly for urban citizens.


3. The Bhoomi College
offers post-graduate diploma courses on:

-  Holistic Education

-  Science and Management for Sustainable Living.

These courses are meant for those who want green careers, or have a keen interest in education for ecological wisdom. These courses would include a strong element of experiential learning, internships with various NGOs and organisations concerned with green businesses along with perspective building through workshops / sessions by scientists, philosophers, thinkers and teachers who have done pioneering work in the area of sustainable living.


More information on these courses are available at www.Bhoomicollege.org


4. Sharavathi Rainforest Centre.

This centre is being set up a space where children and youth can experience a rainforest and to learn to value and connect with wilderness areas. Programmes such as the one on 'Deep Ecology' are also held here to explore the connections between ones inner psychological patterns and how we can attempt to align ourselves in many ways with principles of Nature.

This centre is also available for Students doing research in the Western Ghats area to use as a base. We also plan to start an arborium at this centre to grow the more endangered species of trees in the western ghats.


5. Bhoomi Organic Gurukul

This is a centre that is being developed in Gummalapuram Village in Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu to provide space for holistic learning for Rural students. The focus will be on learning from living in a community as well as on valuing organic farming, crafts, natural food and health. The simple buildings here are made with compressed mud blocks, rammed earth and minimum concrete and steel.  This will also be a centre for learning about building with mud, bamboo and recycled materials.