Establishing the Gaiatree Foundation

On 20 September 2010, the Foundation was founded in Patnagarh.

Founding Members and Donors

Founding members are:

Ananta Putel- Managing DIRECTOR (Indien)
Mike Wohne - Secretary (Germany)

The Gaiatree Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization. It is registered court in Bubaneshwar (Orissa).
Mike Wohne signs the founding documents
Ananta Putel signs the founding documents
Anke Wohne signs the founding documents
Paper Foudation


The aims of the Trust are:

1. To establish and run an Integral School in the area of Vishwaneedam based on the ideals of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother for the benefit of the public.

2. To promote, spread and impart all aspects of education based on the concept of Integral Education as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

3. To construct and run schools, colleges, and educational institutions based on the ideals of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother for the benefit of the public.

4. To provide grants, scholarships, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance to the needy and deserving students for pursuing education, vocational training, skill development etc.

5. To grant financial assistance to any educational institution for granting scholarships, prizes, medals, awards for excellence in studies, sports and scientific research, distribution of books and note books for poor and / or deserving students.

6. To provide the necessary facilities or to contribute to educational and scientific research development in any place the trust deems suitable.
Founding documents
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Mike Wohne

Born: 25.11.193 in Guben, Germany

- 1984 to 1989: teacherʻs degree at the Martin Luther University in Halle / Saale, Germany
- 1989 to 1998: teacher of Mathematics and Geography at secondary school
- 1993 Founder of Schkola - Schools in the triangle of borders of Saxony: Germany / Czech Republic / Poland - www.schkola.de
- Several trips to all parts of India for the period 1991-2008
- 2003 / 2004 work in Auroville, South India as teacher trainer
- 1998 to 2009 Managing Director and Chairman of the Schkola
- Since 2009 working in India at the Gaiatree School project in Vishwaneedam
- Member of the Board of Trustees of Lukas - Sperling Foundation (LSS) / Munich
- Since 2010 member of the Gaiatree Foundation

I am convinced of the sincere commitment of the founders in Vishwaneedam. The idea to build the integral Gaiatreeschool corresponds to my personal experiences and beliefs. The openness and hospitality of the enthusiastic members of the Vishwaneedam community and the people of the region have deeply impressed me. So I agreed to be a founding member of the organization and will assist with all my personal strength and experience to further build the school and bring the project forward.


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