gita-mccgillowayInterview with Gita, an Education for Life Alumni

Gita attended Education for Life schools from pre-school to 8th grade. Gita has worked in nonprofit fundraising for thirteen years and earned a bachelors degree in International Studies and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration. She became a disciple of Yogananda in 2002 and is an active member of Ananda for the Future. Today, Gita is Director of Development for Ananda Sangha Worldwide.

Question: What do you think were the advantages of going to Living Wisdom School?
Gita: I learned the life skills and tools to succeed in both higher education and in life. The meditation and centering practices taught me to focus and be calm; the relationships with adults helped me to transition into the working world with ease; and the values stick with me in all of my decisions.

Question: Was high school difficult after our schools?
Gita: No, it was very easy. I knew all I needed to know about how to get my work done and communicate with my teachers and fellow classmates. Most of us ended up in the honors classes in high school.

Question: Did you notice any difference between yourself and other kids you met in high school or college that you attribute to our school?
Gita: Yes! Many of the kids couldn’t relate well to adults and lacked a sense of self. Each of my friends from Living Wisdom School shares two major things in common: a strong sense of self and an interest in giving back to the world.