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Maharishi Secondary School for Girls in Uganda welcomes distinguished educator
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31 March 2012
As part of his ongoing 14-country tour of Africa, Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management, recently visited Uganda. One of his first stops in the country was at Maharishi Secondary School for Girls in Mbale.
The school's director is Grant Lusimbo. Mr Lusimbo's wife Barbara, a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Technique, helps look after the girls and coordinates their twice-daily group meditations.
An international expert on Consciousness-Based Education, Dr Morris described his visit to the school with great delight. He spoke of the 60 students, some from Uganda and some from nearby Kenya.
Dr Morris commented on these two African nations sharing this school as 'something quite significant, something profound, quite unifying in East Africa'.
The whole group, including Dr Morris, Mr and Mrs Lusimbo, and other teachers of Transcendental Meditation, all meditated together.
'They're very serious students,' Dr Morris remarked, who appreciate the value of their Transcendental Meditation practice.
He was greatly inspired by the achievements of the school and the quality of the students. He also commented on the experience of seeing the school as 'heartrending . . . you just want to give everything to these students. Their buildings are just bare brick and mortar, they don't have windows in some of the buildings. They are boarding students who are living in very simple dormitories. And yet they just love it so much they don't mind the simplicity of the conditions.'
Dr Morris also expressed the hope that their conditions will soon improve, with finished buildings, Internet access, and a smooth and level playground.
He spoke to the girls for about two hours, showing them slides from all around the world of Consciousness-Based Education schools and many other programmes created by their school's Founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
They listened with rapt attention, Dr Morris said, adding how impressed he was. His talk went right through their lunch, but when it was finished, instead of rushing off to lunch, all the students stayed behind and waited patiently to have their pictures taken with Dr Morris and the other visitors to the school.
For more information about the Invincible Africa tour, as well as Maharishi's programmes on the continent, please contact: Africa@TM.org.
See related articles:
∙ Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee Tour: Celebrating 50 years of Maharishi's programmes in Africa
∙ Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee tour: Dr Bevan Morris reports from West Africa
∙ Invincible Africa tour comes to South Africa
∙ Mauritius, Mozambique host Invincible Africa tour
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