A Journey of Re-imagining Education: Interview with Manish Jain
Alternative education means learning from Life, not from textbooks, exams and classrooms.
Don’t always go by the textbook
We need Textbooks which convey updated understanding of the issues, talk of the complexities around us and respect the intelligence of students.
नर्मदा जीवनशालाओं के 25 वर्ष हुए पुरे, 25 मोमबत्तिया जला कर किया बालमेला का उद्घाटन (in Hindi)
शासन पर निर्भर न रहकर, जन सहयोग के आधार पर जीवनशालाओं को चलाने की बात
Museums as learning spaces
Museums can facilitate discussions on, say, how forests and their resources were put to use during earlier times.
Toor de Force in Ragi Fields
Students have learnt about types of soil, nutrition, setting up a drip irrigation system and figured out that planting marigold repels insects
Animal School in India
A little Indianized adaptation of The Animal School: A Fable by George Reavis, a school superintendent, from the 1940s
Questioning the consumption based developmental paradigm
Taking up personal and social initiatives in order to create awareness and reduce environmental impact...
जिसने बच्चों में उम्मीद के बीज बोए (in Hindi)
"... पूरी दुनिया के बच्चों को किताबें, वीडियो, मेरे बनाए खिलौनों को बनाना सीखने के तरीके मुफ्त में उपलब्ध कर सकूं..."
Where children Defy odds to make a future
After a few months, I can hand over the responsibility of the space to the locals who take ownership of everything, including the financials.