Alice Project: The New Educational Paradigm| 7mins
Director: Matteo Passigato | Producer: FILMPRO
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: Italy
India: the country of spirituality and of a new educational paradigm.
This is the place where two teachers, Luigina de Biasi and Valentino Giacomin, have come, after successfully trying, in three Italian governmental schools, a revolutionary new method called Alice Project. The first Indian Alice Project intercultural and Inter-Religious school was founded in Sarnath, in 1994.
Initially, there were only 75 students and four teachers. Today, after 17 years of unyielding activity, the school has 1,000 students and 43 teachers, and it is officially recognized by the Indian Government. Classes cover all school years, ranging from kindergarten to university.
In 2001, another school was opened in Bodh Gaya, which is now partly self-managed by the students. A third school, for the Chakma ethnic minority, is located in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
The methodology of the project, which respects all spiritual paths, has been successfully adopted by the Aghoreshwar School in Varanasi, Tergar monastery in Bodh Gaya, and by some Tibetan schools in Ladakh. Previously, teachers in Italy, Taiwan, the USA, Colombia and France had started pilot projects related to the Alice Project.
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