BrainWise to be taught to girls in Ladakh, India

Posted On: August 6, 2015

 

Girls in Lakakh, Kashmir
Girls in Lakakh, Kashmir
Street Scene, Lakakh
Street Scene, Lakakh

Serendipitous connections involving Rotary, and Indian educator, and a Tibetan Buddhist nun have resulted in BrainWise being taught in five schools for girls in Ladakh, a remote and desolate area of India.  Linda Sue Shirkey, a member of Denver Mile High Rotary Club, met Indian educator, Marguerite Theophil, Ph.D., on a trip to India.  She learned about Marga’s work, including efforts to help improve education for girls in the Kashmir/Jammu area where Ladakh is located.

Linda Sue was familiar with BrainWise from her Rotary club’s teaching of the program to inner city children and teens, and knew Dr. Li taught BrainWise to girls in Kunming.  She sent Dr. Theophil a copy of How to Be BrainWise and told her the program was taught to girls in the U.S. and other countries Dr. Theophil gave the book to one of the Buddhist nuns who was connected with five schools for girls in Ladakh, and was asked if she could help them add BrainWise to their curriculum.  Together, they raised funds to purchase five sets of the three curricula. BrainWise discounted the materials and sent them to Ladakh via FedEx.  We look forward to hearing more when the project gets started!

 

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