Learning and Education

Learning processes focusing on ethics, sustainability, equity, and well-being

This section features stories of initiatives to create spaces and opportunities for learning and education that enable continued or renewed connection with the environment and nature, with one’s community, and with humanity as a whole. These are stories of efforts to nurture a fuller range of collective and individual potentials and relationships, stories of unlearning the alienating, individualizing ‘education’ that mainstream institutions have been giving, stories where the formal and the informal, the traditional and modern, the local and global, are synergized. Initiatives ensuring accountability of the state’s responsibility towards citizens in education would also be covered.

Puvidham: A University for Sustainable Living

“Highly competitive cast of minds as well as a destructive mentality towards nature with a manifestation of dual behaviour is what the mainstream education cultivates and I had no intention to send my children to these schools. Therefore, I decided to home-school my children,” says Meenakshi.

झारखंड में उम्मीद की लाइब्रेरी (in Hindi)

किताबों के साथ बच्चे एक-दूसरे से सीख रहे हैं, उनमें पढ़ने की रुचि बन रही है, यह एक ऐसा मंच भी है, पढ़ने के साथ किताबों पर बात भी कर सकते हैं

The man who speaks with his heart

Nazar Bandhu, a native of Muvattupuzha, who leads the village of Chakla in West Bengal to self-sufficiency through Zero Foundation.

A Hope-fueled flight

How a primary school in a nook of Himachal Pradesh is acknowledging holistic development of children by building playful pedagogies.

PMC’s rooftop organic terrace garden project inaugurated in Kalyani Nagar’s Joggers Park

Pune Municipal Corporation’s Vadgaon Sheri ward office took an initiative to develop a rooftop terrace garden at the local Joggers Park, with the involvement of local residents.

Students of Kochi school prepare carbon-neutral feast

The students avoided chemicals and the use of electronic objects that harm the ozone layer, while they promoted homestead farming.

Collaborative Knowledge Building – The story of River Kaigal

How a high school EVS class led to a Community Conservation and Collaborative Knowledge Building

DLRC, The Learning Farm!

Come together, rethink and take charge of our education, and become kind and active members of the world.

सहोदय डायरीज़: सहोदय में रहने का अनुभव (in Hindi)

'हम जैविक कम्पोस्ट बनाना जानते हैं, स्थानीय चिड़िया के नाम जानते हैं, कुछ चित्र बनाते हैं, योग करते हैं, खाना बनाना जानते हैं और अपनी भाषा मे कहानी लिखते हैं।'