WHAT IS GFS ?

Gopal’s Fun School (GFS) is a weekend program for urban kids. Every parent has an earnest desire to give their child the best by fulfilling their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. GFS recognizes the importance of these priorities and equips children with life long skills, which will enable them to make positive and outstanding contributions in all aspects of life as well as meaningful contributions to society.

Through a lively blend of art, stories, quiz’s, dramas, games, puppet shows and multimedia exploits a child is exposed to spiritual culture and wisdom. The sessions include spiritual prayers, meditation and yoga.

GFS imparts holistic education to children in the development of their character and personality. Workshops encourage the development of basic values and talents. A simple gesture of offering flowers to the altar cultivates the value of giving and not withholding. It evolves in to a spirit of compassion and sharing, and a selfless concern for others.

Modern society has discovered that, beyond physical needs, human beings also have emotional and spiritual needs. Parents today are baffled and pained to see their children succumb to stress, depression, addiction, violence, delinquent behaviour and even suicide. Moreover, they often have little respect for their parents and elders, and do not abide by traditional moral and spiritual values as meanings have been diluted over the years. Studies confirm that a child bereft of spiritual training easily falls prey to bad habits. A spiritually guided child, on the other hand, is well equipped to counter harmful influences and confidently face the stresses and tensions of modern life. Knowing why things are done is also beneficial to the child and enables them to transfer their inquisitive and knowledgeable nature to all aspects of their life’s.

CONCERNS OF A PARENT
  • How do I give the best to my child?
  • How do I protect my child from bad influences?
  • What can help me facilitate all round growth of my child so he blossoms into a balanced individual?
  • How can I help my child appreciate and imbibe India’s ancient Vedic values and culture?
  • How can I find time for my child out of my busy schedule?

If any of these are your concerns, then Weekend School for Kids is meant for  your child.

THE NEED TODAY

Weekend School for Kids is a once a week program to train children in character building, personality development, ethical and spiritual values, mantra meditation, story-telling, devotional music and Sanskrit Shloka recitation. Thus we aim to help them become intelligent and responsible leaders of the family, the country and the world in the future.

MISSION OF GFS
The concept of the fun school at ISKCON Chowpatty is about 8 years strong. As part of this program, children of various age groups are trained expertly in the spiritual field with a view to awaken God consciousness in them so that over a period of time they become divine law abiding citizens and consciously make the correct decisions in life to keep away from everything any caring parent would want them to avoid.

As part of the program, students are taught various aspects of the Bhagavat Gita , outdoor games based on Krishna Consciousness, kirtans/instruments  and bhajans/traditional Indian folk music. Above all they are provided with a sense of responsibility towards themselves and society as a whole. With an enrolment of around 350 children between age groups of 3-5, 6-8 ,10-15 ,15-21, the school continues to grow with many parents articulating their satisfaction and appreciate of the institution and the positive impact it has had on their children. There are currently 2 schools in Thane and couple of them in South Mumbai.

GFS COURSES

GOPAL LILA

3-5 Years

KRISHNA COLOURS

5 Years

ANIMALS IN VEDAS

5 Years

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Weekend School for Kids is a once a week program to train children in character building, personality development, ethical and spiritual values, mantra meditation, story-telling, devotional music and Sanskrit Shloka recitation. Thus we aim to help them become intelligent and responsible leaders of the family, the country and the world in the future.

Modern society has started discovering that human beings have not just physical needs, but also emotional and spiritual needs. In the western countries, parents have provided abundantly for the material needs of their children. Yet despite their best efforts, most parents are baffled and pained to see their children succumb to stress, depression, addiction, violence, delinquent behavior and even suicide. Even if the children survive such unfortunate influences, when they grow up, often they have little respect for their parents and elders and they disregard ethical, moral and spiritual values that their parents cherish. Numerous surveys have confirmed that a child without a spiritual basis to his life easily falls prey to bad habits. A spiritually trained and guided child, on the other hand, is well equipped to counter harmful influences and confidently faces the stresses and tensions of modern life. Therefore, Weekend School for Kids aims to help responsible parents in raising their children by offering systematic and scientific training in spiritual culture and wisdom.

Weekend School for Kids adopts state of art techniques to make learning a joy. Teaching is done through a lively blend of art, craft and drawing, quizzes, assignments and worksheets, dramas and puppet shows, spiritual games and picnics and color slide/video shows. Bal-utsav (festivals for children) provides the children an opportunity to display their talents.

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