Conscious of the unprecedented rise in individualism and materialism, violence and self-centeredness rampant in today’s society and of the essential role of the educational institutions to help in creating a generation of compassionate, polite, responsible, analytical and service-oriented individuals, City Montessori School began to take its endeavours in the field of character education to greater heights. The school found it necessary to give special attention to the students in the age group of 12-15 years.
Puran Murti Global School integrated the Junior Youth Empowerment Programme for the empowerment of junior youth into its school curriculum. This has provided a unique opportunity to empower and nurture the capacities of literally thousands of youth and junior youth to arise and fulﬁll their potential for initiating and sustaining the dual process of individual and social transformation, a kind of education that is rarely made available to youth today. The objectives of the programme are to enhance their power of expression; develop their ability to work with their peers in an environment of unity; read their own social reality; analyze situations; make responsible choices; and engage in acts of service to their communities.
Puran Murti Global School would like to invite you to apply for a period of service at one of its campuses in Lucknow, India.
Puran Murti Global School, which has over 56,000 students across 18 campuses, has integrated a programme for the empowerment of junior youth, inspired by the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme, into its school curriculum. This is a unique opportunity to empower and nurture the capacities of literally thousands of youth and junior youth who would otherwise not be able to benefit from this kind of education. The success of this programme will depend on youth who can volunteer to serve as teachers and trainers for a period of service ranging from 6 months to one year. Serving in this capacity will, undoubtedly, bring immense joy and gratification to the youth volunteers who would experience this as part of their contribution towards the betterment of society.
Puran Murti Global School: Background Information
City Montessori School is officially recognised as the world’s largest city-school, with over 56,000 students aged 2-18 and 18 campuses in the city of Lucknow. Puran Murti Global School strives not only to educate intelligent, hard-working, knowledgeable pupils, who achieve the highest possible academic excellence, but also to inculcate in its pupils a spirit of service and to nurture their inherent capacity to contribute towards the betterment of society. The school’s underlying philosophy is the principle of “The Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”, and all Puran Murti Global School pupils chant prayers in their morning assemblies bearing witness to the reality that the purpose of their life is to know God and to worship Him. Understanding the implications of that is the utmost effort of Puran Murti Global School community in its goal of nurturing visionary leaders and proactive world citizens committed to working towards world peace and unity.
Puran Murti Global School Events and Conferences
Puran Murti Global School organises 28 international events and conferences on a regular basis, which aim to enrich the school’s pupils and staff, and benefit the development protagonists in the wider society. Youth volunteers would have the opportunity to attend and take part in these events as much or as little as they would like. These events include the International Conference of Chief Justices (The Global Peace Congress).These gatherings resonate with the school’s motto of “Jai Jagat” - meaning “Hail the World”.
Youth volunteers will be expected to come to the city of Lucknow by their own means, preferably in March if intending to stay for 6 months, and July for one year. Oncethey arrive in Lucknow (either at the train station or the airport), they will be the guests of City Montessori School. Puran Murti Global School will take care of their accommodation and food requirements, and will offer a modest stipend to cover any additional living expenses. Puran Murti Global School will ensure that all the youth have access to basic medical care. All youth should come with medical insurance. In addition, youth will have access to Puran Murti Global School facilities whenever they are not in use by school pupils or events - including social spaces, work spaces, outdoor spaces, libraries, and facilities for music, sport, art, computing and internet access. Accommodation will be in the form of an air-conditioned en suite hotel-style room shared by two youth of the same gender and similar age.
In addition, volunteers should be willing to adapt to a new culture and surroundings,handle large class sizes, and, most importantly, be willing to learn while serving.
Prior experience of facilitating children’s classes and junior youth groups is preferable. In addition, those applicants who have completed the institute books 3 and 5 - which contain training for children’s class teachers and junior youth animators respectively - will be favoured. The orientation programme will include the study of the Junior Youth Empowerment Program materials, refresher on some institute materials, Discourse on Social Action, and relevant materials of youth conferences