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Ugandan Girls School Introduces Transcendental Meditation (TM)

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Published on Oct 7, 2010

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Mbale, Uganda

50% of primary students in Uganda are girls - but only 46% of secondary students and 38% of college students. For healthy families Uganda needs better girls' schools.

Maharishi School for Girls non-sectarian Consciousness-Based Education. Relieving stress and promoting excellence for Ugandan girls.

This school is very different from any other schools because we offer what we call "Integrated Education". We teach the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation technique. Which allows the active mind to systematically and gradually settle down, leave thoughts while remaining inside awake.

Kalyebbi Felistus (Headmistress): I've taught in all types of schools - girls alone, boys alone, mixed. These girls are disciplined, and they're eager to learn.

Grant Lusimbo (School Director): In Africa here, it's not like Europe. In Africa when a student misbehaves, the teacher takes a shortcut. You have to use some small cane, and a cane, and all the time it's like a prison. When we introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1983 in Shauri Moyo all of a sudden the behavior was so good. So, all the corporal punishments were abolished.

Nadunga Rebecca (Geography Teacher): In this school I used to be... students used to give me a hard time, and I was thinking of getting another occupation. But now teaching, I will never leave it.

Zemei Beth (History Teacher): Transcendental Meditation, has for sure helped us in this society because ever since we started meditating we find that our students are lively in the compound we don't experience misbehaviors here and there.

The David Lynch Foundation is offering schools all over the world the opportunity to learn Transcendental Meditation to help at risk children overcome social problems.

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