Mind and Heart
A unique educational research in India,
to develop a sustainable education and a culture of peace, towards ourselves and others.
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 experimenting – for then years – in three Italian Governmental Schools – a new revolutionary method called Alice Project. The first Indian Alice Project intercultural and interreligious school was founded in Sarnath, in 1994.
Initially, there were only 75 students and four teachers. Today, after 20 years of unyelding activity, the school has more than one thousand students, 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 Bodhgaya, and it 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 Bodhgaya and by some Tibetan schools in Ladakh. Previously, teachers in Italy, Taiwan, Nepal, U.S.A., Colombia and France had started pilot projects related to the Alice Project.