On March 2019, Didi Ananda Kalyanmitra and Didi Ananda Aparajiita went to visit El Salvador and Guatemala. They both visited Guatemala before, but it was the first time to visit El Salvador. They found the Margiis of San Salvador very happy for the visit. They had Dharma Cakra at the house of sister Rasa Devii and gave classes for newcomers at different places.
After San Salvador, they continued to the capital of Guatemala – Guatemala City and met with the local Margiis there. DC was held at the clinic of brother Gopal. From there they went on to San Marcos la Laguna. It is a village near Lake Atitlan, that hosts many spiritually inclined tourists. The Didis gave classes there too and had Kiirtana sessions outdoors. Many people were interested to hear for the first time about Ananda Marga practices and ideology.
While in Guatemala, the Didis visited also the Ananda Marga school in Guatemala City that is maintained by brother Yuktatma.
The school has forty students age five and six and is divided into two classes. There are no higher classes because the kids from age seven stop attending school and go to work to help support their families. The school makes a strong effort to keep the kids there so that they can at least learn to read and write before they go out to the world. In spite of the hard predicament, the school employs two fully qualified teachers. The kid’s parents pay a very symbolic fee of about USD 3.50 per month. If any of you would like to send a donation for the school, one time or monthly, please contact the Didis.
The pracar tour of the Didis was so good, that they plan to go again soon and that time to include Nicaragua too.
If you are from these countries or know people there who would like to meet the Didis, please contact them.