The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa, Ladysmith Sub-Centre, offers Hinduism classes for children every Thursday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
These classes are held at the Ramakrishna Shrine in Agra Road. Children and youth from pre-primary to Grade 12 are taught by qualified teachers. Age appropriate and structured classes are held on material ranging from colour and learning to the Ramayana. A light meal is served to all children at the end of each class.
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Examinations are held at the end of each academic year, and children are handed certificates at a special awards programme.
Each year, a Northern KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Cultural Festival is held where children and youth are given the opportunity to participate in sketches, dances, speeches and songs.
Swami Vivekananda believed that education is the manifestation of the divinity already within man. He said “education is not the amount of information that is put into your head and runs riot there; undigested all your life. We must have life-building, man-building, character-making assimilation of ideas.”
These Hinduism for children classes not only teach children and youth about Hindu scriptures and philosophy, but are also focused on character building and imparting valuable life skills, making children and youth well-rounded individuals.
Parents are encouraged to send their children to these classes. Should you wish to register your child, or for further information, please contact Mrs Pravitha Pillay on 0366333350