Our Partners

Business Partners

Aura Semiconductor Pvt Ltd. is a fabless semiconductor company innovating high performance IC products for IoT Radios, Timing and Portable Audio markets.

We partner with Aura with two teams one working on embedded systems software based on Python and on Analog VLSI design & layout and automation.

Quilt.AI works to understand human behaviour, opinions, preferences, and social interactions through integrating the digital  fragments of data though meaningful human context. In this organization Anthropologists, semioticians and designers work together with engineers, data scientists and mathematicians.

This changes the internet into a dynamic reflection of the world, and allows us to understand people and culture at a scale never before possible.

We partner with Quilt with two teams one working on AI – data mining, analysis and visualization and another team on content development based on this data.

Educational Partners

Schools we work intensively with (each child > 5 hrs a week): 242 children

– Isai Ambalam School (Math, EVS, English): 118 children [1st to 8th grade]

– Udavi School (Math): 74 children [6th to 10th grade]

– Auroville Institute of Applied Technology (Math, Science): 50 children

Schools we have consistent interaction (~2 hrs a week): 60 children

Auroville Schools -(29 children)

– Deepanam

– Last School

– TLC(hands on projects)

– Aikiyam School and Tamarai Learning Center (31 children)

New STEM centres started with our training, continued guidance and support:

Aikiyam School – 250 children (3 teachers trained)

Tamarai Learning Center – 80 children (2 facilitators trained)

Financial Supporters

We have been supported morally and financially with our work with the children over the years with Asha for Education Bangalore Chapter, Stichting De Zaaier (SDZ), SAIIER, Bajaj as well as individual donors.

Researchers and Teacher Trainers

We have had the rare experience of interacting with many wonderful and experienced teachers and trainers who have worked with us over the years to support our development as teachers and better human beings. Specifically, Ravi Aluganti and Swati Sircar (Azim Premji Universitiy) who have freely given us their time.

We have also been supported over the years by academics who believe in the work we do and also support us in publishing. Specifically, Heidi Watts, Dr. Monica Sharma, Chandan Sengupta.

Inner Development Partners 

Dr. Monica Sharma: 

Monica Sharma, trained as a physician and epidemiologist, worked for the United Nations more than twenty years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an international expert and practitioner on leadership development for sustainable and equitable change. She works with United Nations, universities, management institutions, governments, businesses, media, and civil society organizations. She has generated results worldwide on select sustainable development goals. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums. Monica Sharma created and uses a unique response model based on extensive application—a conscious full-spectrum model—which is for simultaneously solving problems, shifting systems, and creating new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership. This model has generated sustainable results worldwide.

We have been lucky to have Dr. Monica Sharma support us in training and development of our youth and our organization as  learning organization making a difference in our lives and in the world.

Stewardship for a New Emergence

The of Stewardship for New Emergence community of English and Tamil practitioner coaches (PC) who support continued practice not only from Auroville, but from across the world. These include both organizations that have taken this work forward consciously like Tamarai and AV Consulting as well PCs like Bridget, Helena, Honor, Muthukumari,  Savitri from around Auroville as well Sudarshan, Srilatha (TISS), Suryanarayan (Johnson School of Manangement)

Vipassana Centers 

We are thankful to intense and mindful meditation technique offered at Vipassana Centers especially Dhamma Setu where over 10 of us have trained in Vipassana. We are also thankful for the weekly meditation sessions and at many time half-time courses offered in collaboration with CT. Currently, we have Archana Shekar as a volunteer who has been with us for many months offering this opportunity for us for continued practice. Read about Archana’s experience at our organization.