As If I Needed A Reason…

A child separated from his or her parents experiences profound emotional trauma and damage to his or her true sense of security.  This is the fundamental reason not to send children to boarding school.

But in addition to that, there are other reasons NOT to send a child to boarding school in India through the 3HO sponsored schooling system. Here are some.

  • Health risks like Hepatitis, Malaria, and Giardia
  • Physical abuse
  • Corporal punishment
  • Sexual abuse
and now,
  • Death.

To date there have been two extremely unfortunate and tragic ends to young lives at Miri Piri Academy.*

    It might not occur to someone reading the Miri Piri Academy brochures, where it’s advertised as an enriching and valuable experience.
    Take a look at Why Boarding School at the MPA website and you will understand what I mean.

    It contains testimonials by proud, flag-waving alumni, as it (hastily and poorly) outlines some of the so-called benefits of overseas boarding school.  Education however, is not referred to, and therefore I assume is not a priority.

    I’m not surprised considering the principal of MPA is a former Indiakid, has no formal higher education, and no education in learning and child development.  He was ordered to return to India immediately after completing his own schooling, and he has been there ever since.  Does that sound like someone who is qualified to look after your children?

    In addition to the bizarre recruitment, I’m more sickened that there are 2nd generation 3HO adults actually choosing MPA for their children.
    Have we not learned ANYTHING?

    * In 2010, 27 year old Chilean national Oscar Gálvez Escudero aka Satya Amrit Singh was found unresponsive in his dorm bathroom. His body was repatriated to his parents in Chile with his internal organs removed. Horrific.

    Full Story Here:

    And, I do not have the name of the second person who died at MPA, but I remember seeing the news a while back that a student had drowned while swimming in the Ganges at Rishikesh.