"Whatever the elder members are doing, the children should do if possible. But for teaching the teachers themselves should be fixed up initiated devotee."
Srila Prabhupada : "The principle is same, that when they grow up they learn the sastra. The more they read, the more they learn. Then they become preacher, teacher. The grown-up children, those who are fifteen, sixteen, they can teach five-six years old."
"The women are best for teaching small children, especially if they are themselves mothers, and when they become brahmacaris at 5 or 6 years old then they may be instructed by the men."
"Smaller boys and girls of BIG are being taught by matajis who are also fixed up initiated devotees. Girls and boys of smaller age (up to 8 -10 years) study together in BIG but they live separately. Mostly girls live with their parents who reside in the same campus. Only in special cases the girls live under the care of elderly matajis. Grown up girls (more than 10 years of age) living as well as being trained separately from the boys. For more quotes of Srila Prabhupada on girl education and training please see answer to Question No. 16. in the Magazine"
"And as far as giving salary to the teachers is concerned it is out of question since all the teachers are fixed up initiated devotees and brahmanas who do not charge for giving education and these brahmana teachers are maintained by whatever comes in charity by the grace of Krishna."
For more details, please refer to Q.No.8 in the Magazine - Back to Srila Prabhupada's Gurukula
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