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Golden Link School - Philippines


Golden Link School building The Golden Link School was founded in 2002 by the Theosophical Society and the Theosophical Order of Service in the Philippines to provide a transformational education for less privileged children. Many in the theosophical world regard it as a model of Theosophy in action amongst the young. While addressing core academic subjects, the school also focuses on deeper issues of character building, integrity, and self confidence in an effort to develop students who will be agents of social and personal transformation.

The school adopts an educational approach that:

  • Motivates students to study by awakening their interest in the subject matter instead of using rewards and punishments or threats
  • Gives importance to the development of life skills, such as self-awareness, effective relationships, conflict resolution, public speaking, etc., side by side with academic competencies
  • Creates an atmosphere of care, fun and challenge that enables students to dare to try new things without the fear of being humiliated or punished
  • Does not use a grading system to compare one student with another
  • Does not use honors or medals to compare the talents of students
  • Involves the parents and family in the education of the children, by holding parenting seminars and family day programs
  • Enables students to be aware of the larger picture issues such as the environment, the meaning of life, comparative religion, world peace and similar themes. 

Because the Golden Link School seeks to assist the less privileged sectors of society, it does not derive its income from the tuition of its students. It is supported by the kindness and generosity of individuals and organizations who sponsor students for their tuition and fees, or who donate to the school in other ways. Currently the school serves children from preschool through high school.

To find out more about the school and its programs and ways of supporting its work, visit the webpage for the school at http://www.theosophy.ph/goldenlinkschool.html

You can download the school's brochure here.

Also read the inspiring account of our TOS International Secretary’s visit to the school. 

The article "What is Our Role in Education" is written by the school's administrator.


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