Newsletter cum Magazine of Oasis Movement  •  Year 10  •  Issue 19  •  8 Aug, 2017
Learning Elders, Happy Children: Democracy in Action!
Dialogue with Henry Readhead
[Grandson of A S Neill 
(Author of ‘Summerhill’)]
Exciting Opportunity to Interact with Henry Readhead,
Assistant Principal, Summerhill School, UK!

Dear Readers,
  • Is our education system really helping our country, or does it breed corruption and grade-factories?
  • Are our youths being led as model global citizens, or as irresponsible and self-centered individuals?
  • Is so much of disciplining in our schools benefitting students, or is it creating unhappy, frustrated and rebellious children?
  • Is our education system catering to one and all, or is it created only to feed the rat-race for false success through rote learning and mindlessness?
  • Are the present educational institutes spaces of sanctity or shops for buying degrees?
  • Are our teachers aiding children to be independent, life-long learners or pushing them into forced labour of competition?
  • Does the school system serve the unique needs of each child or is every child made to serve the needs of the school?
We are sure that this kind of questions would be arising in your mind too. We all want to explore what's an ideal educational system that really can benefit each and every child to become better, happy human being, as also sensitive, contributive members of community and responsible global citizens.

You might have heard of a revolutionary school Summerhill, England, founded in 1921 by A.S. Neill, one of the pioneers of democratic education in the world. It works with the belief that school should be made to fit the child than the other way round. It is one of the oldest and most famous democratic schools in the world and has influenced educational practices in many schools and universities across the globe. The school today is a thriving democratic community showing that children can learn to be self confident, tolerant, considerate when given the space to be themselves and trusted with the right to decide for themselves.
To know more about Summerhill School & A. S. Neill, click here
Henry Readhead, the grandson of A.S. Neill and one of the present leaders at Summerhill, has agreed to visit India as part of Oasis initiative to integrate holistic education in schools through democratic processes. The primary agenda is to interact with child-sensitive citizens especially school teachers, principals, institutional heads and parents-citizens for encouraging a child-led atmosphere in schools.
Series of interactive programs have been organized at various places across the country. The details of programs are given below. To participate, please, contact the local coordinator of the respective center. 

At Oasis Valleys, Chanod, Vadodara

Date:    27th August, 2017, Sunday
Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: 'Oasis Valleys', Juna Mandva Road, Chanod, Dist. Vadodara.

Contact for Registration: Viral Patel, Mob. 7211157311
                                            Hiral Patel, Mob. 9825149341

At Surat

Date:     29th August, 2017, Tuesday
Time:     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Auro University Campus, Opposite O.N.G.C., Ichchapor Road,
              Next to Toyota, Bhatpore, Surat
Contact for Registration: Nilesh Vankawala, Mob. 7211157310

At Bengaluru

Date:    31st August, 2017, Thursday
Time:    1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue:  Ashirvad Hall, 30, St. Marks Road, Opp. State Bank of India,
              Next to White House, Bengaluru - 560001.
Contact for Registration: Ahalya Sriram, Mob. 08105896001,
                                           Dr. Neha Vakharia, Mob. 09886087021

At Delhi

Date:    2nd September, 2017, Monday
Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: (please contact local coordinator)

Contact for Registration: Saumya Sharma, IDEC, Mob. 9742879135

At Srinagar, J & K

Date:    4th September, 2017, Wednesday
Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: (please contact local coordinator)

Contact for Registration: Viral Patel, Mob. 7211157311

At Jammu, J & K

Date:    6th September, 2017, Friday
Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: (please contact local coordinator)

Contact for Registration: Viral Patel, Mob. 7211157311

At Mumbai

Date:     8th September, 2017, Friday
Time:    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  (please contact local coordinator)
Contact for Registration:  Taru Kajaria, Mob. 09987074946

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