We do indeed contribution charges for our Art of Living Part 1 courses, courses for children, teenagers, students and so on. The income from these paid courses is then used for those programs, that are aimed at community development in impoverished areas and the free schools that the organization runs, among others.
We also find that people get so much out of the courses – learning how to handle negative emotions, calmly taking on greater challenges in life – that they are happy that their course contribution are helping to educate a poor child, or put a roof over a family’s head. After all, charity cannot happen from an empty bowl.
However, if you are a pensioner or unemployed, check with your local organization to find out about scholarships for our courses.