Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Interfaith Collaboration, Rajasthan + Uttar Pradesh, India, 2016

Two months ago Nirvana Bodhisattva and I visited this village and her school. We spoke with our host and learned that he would like to introduce a full school curriculum to the village. With his own funds he built the school and has funded a limited curriculum in order to gain the confidence of the village. What was most intriguing to me, and perhaps to Nirvana, was our host's willingness to accept an interfaith approach to this project.

So over the next four weeks I am going to ask this community for ideas. Does anyone feel that they would like to take part in this project? Does anyone belong to a community, such as a mosque or a temple, which would like to partner up with its counterpart in Uttar Pradesh?

The school will have around 240 students, with both genders being equally represented. Nirvana Bodhisattva and his team at Nirvanavan Foundation will be in charge of the project, and the collaboration will span the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

The budget is quite reasonable for the scale, and I truly believe we can take this on.

All ideas are appreciated of course!

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100III with available light only.