Updated: Dec 6, 2018
At Life Project Education, a Worldschool in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, we believe a holistic approach to education is the optimal way for all children to achieve the deepest joy, passion, and authentic purpose they, and all humans deserve in life.
Children carry infinite and profound curiosities, capacities, and creativities and require optimal support to allow their organic path to unfold. These capacities are often suppressed and marginalized by incomplete systems, resulting in an early adulthood characterized by delayed self-discovery and disillusioned realities.
“At Life Project Education, our intention is to hold space for, protect, and nurture the precious light burning within each child, empower parents and teachers to do the same, and collectively honor the right to an educational journey that will never threaten to extinguish their flames.”
The childhood and adolescent experience is sacred, impressionable, and defined primarily by interactions in home and school. This experience will vastly affect the worldview that we develop, and thus the adults we will become- our inner rhythms and perceptions, our fears and securities, sense of self and connectedness, and how we interact with and perceive the life journey. Shouldn’t adults be mindful of the experiences we share and create for them during this most sensitive stage of human life?
Having taught for years in a system that clearly operated in a Mechanical worldview, I see the absolute magic that is afforded by nurturing children as a whole and dynamic organism, not a mechanism. Holistic education honors children as sovereign, unique beings, while the more pervasive structures are set up to ensure collective flow, standardization, compliance, and uniformity. This has never resonated with me. It actually makes me ill that this is the reality our children are inheriting.
Our team recognizes the urgency of raising awareness about the realities of these current systems, and most importantly, offering resources to those who wish to explore a new reality.
At Life Project Education, our intention is to hold space for, protect, and nurture the precious light burning within each child, empower parents and teachers to do the same, and collectively honor the right to an educational journey that will never threaten to extinguish their flames.
Our greatest gift and joy is to envision a new paradigm of education, aligned with an evolving and awakened worldview, one that acknowledges that children are our planet’s most precious resource, and education our most secure investment.