G.Gautama is the director - Secretary of the Chennai Education Centre (Paathshaala and Outreach) of the Krishnamurthi Foundation of India (KFI). He was Principal of The School, KFI from 1991 to 2009, where he guided several initiatives such as Active Learning, Mixed Age Group Learning in Junior and Middle school and a dynamic and wide learning programme for High School students.
A new Krishnamurti school quietly came into being when Pathashaala started on 19 August 2010 in a mixed age classroom with 14 students and 3 teachers. As one of the many projects of The School, Pathashaala began when KFI could complete the purchase of land at Vallipuram, 90 km south of Chennai in 2006, at an affordable price. The idea of a small residential school for 120 students emerged – we decided to start with class 5 and grow slowly.
One of the questions that man has always had to live with is about the nature of his actions. On the fringe of one’s action choices we may have doubts – was it truly the best I could do? Or do I really know all the other solutions that have been tried?