About

Saraswati Mandala is the emerging creation of an open school project, brought into life by Gisela and Rainer Grenkowitz.

It came into being through the generosity and gratitude of guests who were touched by the human warmth and kindness of Bondalem’s people, that they wanted to give something in return.

It was not motivated by developmental strategies or abstract concepts, but was generated spontaneously by life itself.

Our slogan is: “Actions speak louder than words”.

Saraswati Mandala is an organically unfolding experiment, to deliver education in an unprententious and creative way, in the most fundamental sense of education itself: The formation of a person with the emphasis on their humanity.

We chose the godess Saraswati as the guardian of wisdom and a mandala as the image of wholeness to stand for our intention to offer holistic educational opportunities for children and young adults. When the heart and mind are united they can bring out the best on themselves.

It is only when people are encouraged to believe in their greatest potential that they can really be available for themselves, their family and their community. 

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