Hindus and Local Councils Launch First National Toolkit for Religious Education

The pilot project, which will initially see 72 schools of Harrow being presented official RE toolkits, will be expanded to include at least ten other Boroughs by the end of the year.

The Hindu Forum of Britain has adopted the Heart of Hinduism multi-media resource pack produced by ISKCON Educational Services and Teaching Hinduism in Schools textbook produced by the Vivekananda Centre as its official RE toolkits. The two packs provide interactive resources for teachers and students of RE to enable better understanding of Hinduism through GCSE-aligned books, posters, audio CDs, CD ROMs, websites and teacher training guides. The toolkits have been produced after considerable research and consultation with different sections and branches of the Hindu community in the UK. The national launch at Harrow will include demonstrations from the Vivekananda Centre and ISKCON Educational Services to an audience of RE teachers and students and an official endorsement of the toolkits by the Harrow SACRE.