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CNN Hero of the Year inspires Maharishi School students
by Global Good News staff writer
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3 December 2012
Robin Lim, a former resident of Fairfield, Iowa, USA, who years ago enrolled her young children in Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment (MSAE), recently returned to the school as a guest speaker. In 2011 Ms Lim was awarded the prestigious global honour, CNN Hero of the Year, for her pioneering work making free prenatal care, birthing services, and medical aid available to thousands of poor women at clinics she founded in Bali and Aceh, Indonesia.
She addressed the students on the topic of how to become a hero—by following their own dreams and passions. Her strong emphasis on the value of inner development through the practice of Transcendental Meditation inspired the students. As part of their academic programme, all students practise this meditation technique every day in class.
School officials praised Ms Lim's work, commenting that as someone who practises Transcendental Meditation, she is a living representative of the core values of Maharishi School—respect, responsibility, solutions, and service.
Formerly a parent to Maharishi School students, Ms Lim has now come full circle to become a role model to students, they said.
As its reputation grows, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, the first K-12 school in the world to offer Consciousness-Based Education, draws many distinguished guests. Unlike Robin Lim, who was already familiar with the school, many visitors—including Oprah Winfrey—come to see firsthand and learn more about the value of this renowned and successful system of education. But like Ms Lim, often they in turn become role models for the students.
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