In Sarnath, India, the Foundation has supported the Alice Project (www.aliceproject.org) with training programmes in Psychosynthesis, as well as in creative and autobiographical writing.
The Alice Project is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) in 1994. It aims to conduct studies and research for Integrated Education in primary, secondary and senior high schools within rural villages of three of the most disadvantaged states in India (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh).
As a result of this work, a school was created which would use a method pioneered by Valentino Giacomin and Luigina De Biasi – a method which fosters the development of consciousness while respecting all faiths.. Over 900 students from deprived social backgrounds attend the school free of charge, and some of them have subsequently become teachers. The educational results of the Alice Project have also attracted the interest of the affluent class, who send their children to school there too, encouraging interaction between people who would otherwise never come into contact with one another. Two more schools have been added over time in addition to the one in Sarnath: one in Bodh Gaya, supported by the Dalai Lama, and one in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh. Nel 2018, con la Verso abbiamo proposto corsi di formazione per educatori in presenza e on line.