Abhaya, as the name suggests is about freedom from fear. Fear about an increasingly questionable education system, fear about the choices we make in the interest of our children. It is for all among us who understand that excellence has more to do with self-motivation than killer instinct; intelligence has more to do with the harmonious working of the hands, heart and head than learning by rote. Abhaya aims to educate children towards freedom, through creativity. The Waldorf or Steiner curriculum, on which the school’s pedagogy is based, is age appropriate and comprehensive in its understanding of the child development from early years to a young adult. The focus is to create a non-competitive environment where children learn with joy, not under the psychological pressure of having to prove that they have “learnt”. Children learn as easily as birds fly, naturally competing with themselves during their formative years.