As part of his 14-country tour of Africa, Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management, visited two schools in Uganda where students practise the Transcendental Meditation Programme. His first stop in the country was at Maharishi Secondary School for Girls, a boarding school in Mbale.
The school's director is Grant Lusimbo. Mr Lusimbo's wife Barbrah, a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Technique, helps look after the girls and coordinates their twice-daily group meditations.
An international expert on Consciousness-Based Education, Dr Morris described his visit to the school with great delight. He spoke of the 60 students, some from Uganda and some from nearby Kenya.
Dr Morris commented on these two African nations sharing this school as 'something quite significant, something profound, quite unifying in East Africa'.
The whole group, including Dr Morris, Mr and Mrs Lusimbo, and other teachers of Transcendental Meditation, all meditated together.
'They're very serious students,' Dr Morris remarked, who appreciate the value of their Transcendental Meditation practice.
He was greatly inspired by the achievements of the school and the quality of the students. He also commented on the experience of seeing the school as 'heartrending . . . you just want to give everything to these students. (read more)