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Who Are We?

We are a mindful community nestled in the Indian Himalayas, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. We live, meditate, farm, trek, make music and run a school together.
APV School is a model school and teacher training center dedicated to providing a holistic, mindful and inclusive educational experience to the children of Uttarakhand.
Watch this short video introducation to APV School and its sister organization, Simply Himalaya. Video generously made by: Christopher Witschy, 2014-15 AIF Clinton Fellow

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After the Floods: Resilience and Refocus

Published on February 3, 2011, by in support.

…While we’ve made a lot of positive progress, we’ve also suffered the effects of the most devastating monsoon rains in over 50 years. The foundation and supporting walls of our school building were severely damaged. This winter we will begin making the necessary repairs…

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Link Syllabus: Two Kinds of Intelligence

I agree with the Sufi mystic, Rumi, when he says that there are two kinds of intelligence: one is acquired and the other is “already completed and preserved inside you.” The second kind of intelligence, Rumi goes on to say, “…doesn’t move from outside to inside through the conduits of plumbing-learning. This second knowing is a fountainhead from within you, moving out.”   The task of educators, therefore, should be to create environments where this intrinsic intelligence can move out

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Day in the Life of an AIF Fellow

Published on January 16, 2011, by in community, featured, videos.
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John Van Rooy was an AIF Fellow volunteering at APV during the 2010-2011 season. Meri Zindagi Ka Ek Din from John Van Rooy on Vimeo. A day in my life at APV School–3:30am to 9:30pm.

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