Aasvishkaar !! a learning space …


Recently came across the facebook  page of Aavishkaar which is a learning space for young minds to have fun with hands-on science, math, reading, writing and music in a curious and creative way and focus on shifting our educational system from teaching to learning. Working with various schools in the region of kandbari (himachal), AAVISHKAAR  team visits various school promoting practical learning with special emphasis on science and maths and even hosting science fairs or Vigyaan mela’s and are even open for volunteering opportunities.
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Started by a Amazing couple Sandhya and Sarit along with there home-schooled daughter Shyamli.Do check out there facebook page for amazing pics from there journey and any further information:
facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/AavishkaarPalampur
Or e-mail at – aavishkaar.palampur@gmail.com

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Bhoomi College – For sustainability studies


Step into the world of Bhoomi College — http://www.bhoomicollege.org/
A unique community-based institution focused on fostering Earth Consciousness and Sustainable Living…

Bhoomi College has been an idea, a dream in seed form for a long, long time. It continued to grow through the Prakriya Green Wisdom School, where in subtle and tangible ways they continued to work on building consciousness about ecologically wise living.
In 2007, a group, began working on an Earth Citizenship seminar and then went on to organizing conferences on Food, Health and Climate Change(2009) and on The Good Life (2011). As Bhoomi Network this group expanded, and after 2 years of bringing out the Bhoomi magazine and organizing several programmes on Inner and Outer Ecology, they are now a formal college as well.

to know more check out – http://www.facebook.com/BhoomiCollege

Also check out – www.prakriyaschool.org

kathashala


Kathashala has been conceptualized as a storytelling institute, specializing in use of performing arts. It is committed to building the capacities of professionals in education, counsellors, therapists, trainers, executives and parents in the art of storytelling. The institute is the culmination of nearly two decades of experience in working with both children and adults.

Kathashala’s mandate is to generate awareness and appreciation for storytelling as a powerful method of understanding and learning. It aims to promote storytelling as a tool for parenting, learning aid to be used by educators to impart knowledge, values and life skills; therapists and counsellors to use it to understand their subjects better, build trust and help them to open up; for the corporate world to use it as a tool for problem solving, decision making, team building. Kathashala also aims at training individuals from all walks of life in the art of storytelling.

to know more – http://kathashala.wordpress.com

facebook           – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathashala/177991298904651

Katha- translating stories, transforming lives


Katha, a nonprofit organization working with and in story and storytelling for 22 years now, has more than 300 published titles, including quality translations of fiction for adults and children; 21 Indian languages in the voices of over 600 writers and translators.
By seamlessly connecting grassroots work in education and urban resurgence, Katha brings children living in poverty into reading and quality education. To date, through its many programmes, Katha has brought schooling to 162,500 childrentrained 17,000 of them in IT, taught 90,000 women in income-generation and social activism skills, and brought the joy of reading to more than 6,000,000 children.

read more at – http://www.katha.org
or at                 – http://www.ilovereading.in/
facebook        – https://www.facebook.com/kathaorg

The kahani project


THE KAHANI PROJECT  is a not for profit organization that has one simple aim – to make stories more accessible to children across the world irrespective of their disabilities or socio-economic status. All there storytellers and team members are volunteers who contribute hours after work to achieve this simple aim.
Read more on the website —http://thekahaniproject.org/

connect to facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/TheKahaniProject

blog – http://thekahaniproject.org/category/the-kahani-blog/


Sardar patel organic farm


Sardar Patel Farm A certified 125 acre organic farm on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Organic farming based on a Bio-Dynamic framework is followed by us in our effort to be a part of the healthy chain healthy soil healthy crops healthy foods – healthy life.

​After over 11 years of following these farming practices we have earned the International Organic Certification awarded by the Control Union Certifications NPOP, Govt. of India, E U, USDA / NOP, Swiss Farming Ordinance.

to know more —
http://www.sardarpatelfarm.com

Shikshantar


THE PEOPLE’S INSTITUTE FOR RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT

After fifty years of so-called development efforts, and despite great scientific advancements, India (and the rest of the world) finds itself mired in a paralyzing socio-cultural, environmental and spiritual crisis – overwhelming in its scale, intensity and rate of growth.

While education has been framed as the cure to this crisis, in reality, the factory model of schooling is part of the problem. Around the world, education systems have become commercialized ‘businesses’ which serve to stratify society, glorify militarism, devalue local knowledge systems and languages, manufacture unsustainable wants, breed discontent and frustration, stifle creativity, motivation and expression, and dehumanize communities. The 19th-century model of factory-schooling today stands in the way of building organic learning societies for the 21st century.

to read more — http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/udaipur.html

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Syamantak – School without walls


Syamantak’s “School without walls” is a center for experiential learning at Dhamapur village in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India. Inspired by Dr.Srinath Kalbag,a scientist turned educationist,we formulated a residential commune of students. A process of organic learning run by the students for the students. “School Without Walls”, may appear to others as vocational education, but is not. What we are aiming at is not vocational education, but education using real life activities as a medium. Students at  benefits from the way they learn things – by actually doing them.This is not something they learned in their school or college. Our emphasis is on learning while doing in real life. We believe that working with your hands is what teaches you best

Our education is related to our Mother Earth & nobody should be forced to leave his village for bread, butter & education. None should be detached from his Mother soil for the sake of keeping body and soul together. We had, in days of yore, excellent architects,super human, medical men,amazing space walkers, all that in villages. None of the great that time had to leave their villages. WHY NOW? We need not go to foreign countries or metros for higher education.

To know more click the below link —

http://syamantak.cfsites.org

 

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