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The unSchoolers Camp 2023, At Unschoolers Ecovillage, Swaraj University, Udaipur
13 February @ 8:00 am – 5 March @ 5:00 pm IST
About THE UNSCHOOLERS WINTER CAMP:
The unSchoolers Camp is a 3 week long engagement for unschoolers ages 10-14 from February 13th to March 5th, 2023. It will involve working on projects, peer learning, workshops, mentorships, service learning, community living, democratic decision-making, entrepreneurship and lots of fun with other self-designed learners. Projects like film making, music, farming, cooking, art and crafts, trekking, cycling, etc. would be examples of things which could be explored. The teenagers attending the camp will decide what learning projects they would like to take up depending on their interests. They will also be involved in a local internship and also a local community service project. Most of the time would be spent at Swaraj University Unschoolers Ecovillage and Shikshantar and with its ecosystem of partners and activities around Udaipur.
There will be no exams, textbooks, competition, compulsion, syllabus, classrooms, etc. in the camp. The program would be emergent and co-created with the participants. There will be mentors and facilitators to host them throughout the duration of the camp who will ask and support kids to try new things outside their comfort zone. The camp will mainly be facilitated in Hindi.
For more details, check out: https://shikshantar.org/innovations-shiksha/families-learning-together-unschooling/unschoolers-winter-camp
We start on Monday, February 13th, 2023, 11:00 am and go until Sunday, March 5th, 2023, 4:30 pm.
The Camp is organised in the spirit of gift culture. We feel everyone is a teacher, a co-creator with many gifts to share to help build the larger community.The suggested contribution for this is ₹29,000 per person inclusive of the food, stay and facilitation.You can contribute from your heart. We would greatly appreciate it, if you can give more to sponsor others’ participation. Lack of money should not deter anyone from attending or from full participation. Please feel free to contact us if money is the constraint to participate.
Register now: https://forms.gle/HAywGXV77jq51EkG9
About the host and Venue:
SwarajUniversity was born in 2010 as a two year learning programme for youth. The focus of the programme is on self-designed learning and on green entrepreneurship, including exploration of basic business skills within the context of ecological sustainability and social justice.
This self-directed learning process invites learners to identify their hearts’ visions and engages them in developing the skills, relationships and practices they need to manifest those visions.
The programme is as much about developing the capacities and confidence we need to create and pursue our unique learning paths as it is about strengthening the leadership capacity and right livelihood opportunities in communities.
There is NO degree or certificate required to join Swaraj University, and we do not give any degrees after the course. We are proud of being totally unrecognized and un-deemed, since we believe in creating portfolios based on one’s own experiences rather than degrees and certificates as a proof of one’s education. We are also part of the campaign, Healing Ourselves from Diploma Disease, a national campaign to say NO to degrees and certificates and promote a better evaluation framework such as that which is based on experience and portfolios.
Tapovan Ashram is a beautiful, tranquil, green, 15 acre campus located in an isolated, scenic valley between two mountain ranges, 15 kms from Udaipur city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.
The Ashram has an organic farm, herb gardens and an ayurvedic healing centre. Away from the noise and pollution of city life, it offers a serene and beautiful environment for reflection, self-exploration and healing. There are a lot of opportunities for nature and wild-life lovers for walks and trails, and for some bird-watching or snake spotting. One gets to witness a variety of flora and fauna thriving in the hills surrounding the Ashram, including foxes, hyenas, and leopards.
Built within this greenery are the staying facilities, common kitchen, dining room, library, meditation hall, swimming pools, nature cure facilities, cow shed etc.
For more details & queries please contact Surendar at +91 98721 11145 or write to him at [email protected].
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