Welcome to "School Without Walls"
Syamantak’s "School without walls" is a center for organic learning at Dhamapur village in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India. Beautiful lake, thousands of lush green trees, hornbills, wild parrots, peacocks; all this makes this place rather incredible. But to have all these and not have leisure to look at it and learn from looking is very absurd. We think that learning through observations is much more important than learning from books. One has to learn certain things from books but learning through what you see, hear and do brings great sense of sensitivity.
Inspired by our mentor 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.
“School without walls” program is planned in three diverse phases
1st year: The Learning centre
2nd year: Post Schooling. Developing Leadership skills
3rd year onwards: Incubation (optional)
Fostering the spirit of social entrepreneurship
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