Life Education Centre

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Life Education Centre (LEC) provides a supportive environment for disadvantaged young women of Auroville and surrounding villages. Vocational training that is provided for the girls helps them to develop the skills necessary to be successful both in their future homes as well as in finding a suitable job. LEC is essentially a therapeutic learning community, where much emphasis is placed on various self-development tools.

History

LEC was established in 1991 with its main goal to create a centre for education and social change. At this time, many sponsored programmes were failing because of different views and opinions in regards to education, a problem that many Aurovilians remained unaware of. LEC began working with both girls and boys, including from the ‘untouchable’ Dalit caste, to mainly focus on improving their education and train them for future careers within Auroville. It began in front of a big tree in Kottakarai Farm of Auroville where the first 10-12 students came. [1]

In June 2001, LEC moved to its current location on a plot of land near Isaiambalam.

Approach, Methods and Curricula

Students of the Life Education Centre participate in the following activities that enhance their education and personal growth:

  • Vocational training such as tailoring, crochet, typing, and computers
  • Therapeutic activities including individual and group counseling, discussions, and art therapy
  • English language classes
  • Body awareness activities such as somatics and Feldenkrais
  • Lectures by experts in various fields from Auroville and surrounding villages
  • Meditative activities like chanting
  • Group art activities to awaken the aesthetic

Students

Students at LEC are young women of the ages 14-21, from the villages surrounding Auroville. The number students varies from 12-15 and there are 5 women staff.

Articles

Articles about Life Education CentreYear
SAIIER 2017:Life Education Centre2017
SAIIER 2016:Life Education Centre2016
SAIIER 2016:Sustainable Palate2016
News & Notes 646:YEN KALVI – Short report and upcoming programs2016
SAIIER Annual Report 2014-2015: Life Education Centre2015
SAIIER 2014:Life Education Centre2014
SAIIER 2013:Life Education Centre2013

Contact

  • Phone: (0413) 262-2082
  • Email: lec (at) auroville.org.in
  • Post:
Life Education Centre
605 101 Auroville
Tamil Nadu, India
  • Location: next to Isaiambalam School, Kottakarai

External links


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References

  1. http://www.life-education-centre.org/about-lec/history-of-lec/ Accessed 6 January 2015