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Kenya: Headmistress praises students' increased confidence after learning Transcendental Meditation
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24 March 2012
As Dr Bevan Morris continued his African tour in Nairobi, Kenya, he also continued to focus on making the knowledge of Consciousness-Based Education available to many Kenyan schools.
Dr Morris, who is President of Maharishi University of Management, spoke at Kenyatta University, a new and progressive university which is highly organized and has a beautiful campus, he said. The overall reaction was very positive, with many in the audience remarking on the clarity of the presentation about Consciousness-Based Education.
Later Dr Morris met with the Hindu Council of Kenya, a group associated with nine schools in the country.
They were deeply moved and impressed to learn about all that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had done in the world, said Dr Morris, adding that they all wanted to hear about Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme.
But perhaps the most touching part of the meeting occurred when the former headmistress of a school for girls in Nairobi spoke at length about the dramatic effects the school saw when Transcendental Meditation was first offered there.
The headmistress said that a lot of the girls, before they learned Transcendental Meditation, wouldn't speak up in class; they would never speak in front of a group.
In contrast, 'After they learned, they became confident and began to speak in an articulate fashion.'
The former headmistress added that many of the girls used to really dislike physics and mathematics, and some would even hide behind trees in the yard to avoid going to those classes. But after they learned Transcendental Meditation, suddenly they began to be interested in those subjects.
In addition to these unique responses, she added that the students saw all the results that are usually seen when Consciousness-Based Education is implemented: increased calmness, sweetness, and kindness, as well as lack of conflict in the classroom and the ability of students to focus better and to gain higher results in their examinations.
For more information about Dr Morris's 14-country 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
∙ Kenyan educator on Transcendental Meditation: 'This is something universal'
∙ Maharishi Secondary School for Girls in Uganda welcomes distinguished educator
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