Building the next generation of capable, sensible, and compassionate people requires a multi-faceted approach that involves a combination of various strategies and interventions. Here are our initiatives and our approach to our mission to build self-sustainable and accessible learning ecosystems to impart holistic, child-centric, and 21st-century education to underserved children!
Vidya Vanam - a gurukul
(A residential school for holistic learning with a center for Educational Research)
- Yet to open, Work in progress -
A School for Changemakers: A green residential school for up to grade-10.
Center for Educational Research: Pedagogy, COE, Teacher's Training...etc.
School of Sustainability & eco-Architecture: 26 Acres of lush green with forest, farming & livelihood.
"The world needs, human-making education, not life-making education"
- Swami Vivekananda
(Ensuring wider impact in villages, orphanages, govt. schools and slums)
Chatashalee (Village ThinkCenters): A safe, caring, and child-friendly learning space for grades 3 to 5.
Online Thinking Class (OTC): A creative learning space for grades 6 to 10 for worldly exposure.
TinkerLab: A STEAM-BH lab that encourages learning by doing to prepare students to be problem solvers of tomorrow.
"Education is not the learning of facts, but it is a training of the mind to think"
- Albert Einstein
Online Thinking Class (OTC)
Traditionally, education has been happening within close physical proximity having an emphasis on knowing than understanding, delivered by preachers who have hardly practiced their preaching. These have been the greatest limiting factors causing the inaccessibility to quality education for the underserved children in remote areas. We decided to shift this and arrived at the idea of OTC....
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled” — Plutarch Our TinkerLabs are interdisciplinary creativity labs for curious learners and fearless exploration. We currently have two Labs in Bhubaneswar and Deogarh. Apart from it, we have held many workshops across the state.
Situated at the picturesque Kailash-ghat road, our Gurukul is nestled around the hills and valleys of Deogarh district of Odisha. It is 25km from the nearest town, Deogarh, surrounded by tribal and semi-tribal hilly villages.
Why we must transform education now?
The population of India has been steadily increasing, leading to lop-sided growth and widening social inequalities. Unfortunately, this has given rise to several social issues that have become increasingly prevalent. Such as poverty, malnutrition, inequality, human trafficking, exploitation, child labor, alcoholism, corruption, and crime are just a few examples of the many issues plaguing the country.
It is imperative to carefully analyze the data and trends surrounding these social issues to understand the gravity of the situation. If immediate action is not taken to correct these issues, they will only continue to escalate and give rise to even more pressing problems.
At the root of these social issues lies a lack of awareness, education, and values. The lack of education and awareness leads to a lack of understanding and empathy for the issues that are prevalent in the country. This, in turn, leads to a lack of action and perpetuates the cycle of poverty and inequality. Values such as empathy, compassion, and social responsibility are crucial to creating a society that is equitable and just.
It is therefore essential to prioritize education that can help create a more informed and empathetic population. This, coupled with efforts to address poverty and inequality, can help in the eradication of these social issues. By addressing these issues holistically, we can create a society that is more just and equitable for all its citizens.