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26 December, 2018
10:00 AM
Udaan Learning Center, Kandbari, Palampur, Join us

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Winter Eco Camp

At Udaan Learning Center

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment”……………..

 About Udaan Learning Center:

We, at Udaan learning center, believe that the purpose and effect of education should be such that it enables children to develop critical thinking and a curious mind. Children should be conscious citizens of the society who are aware of what is going on around them. Here we try to achieve this through holistic approach to the children who live in the villages around our center. The method includes discussion on various social and political issues like environment, caste, gender  through workshops, theatre, movies, games and other non-conventional means of teaching.

Udaan Learning Center is an open space to ignite curiosity amongst creative minds. Our common activities are sports, crafts, origami, science models and recycling. We have a wonderful library with earthy ambience for local children and our campers. All these facilities are used by children on a daily basis after their school hours & all day during weekends & other school holidays.

About the camp

8 days of fun learning for kids to experience sustainable living and understanding the need to preserve our environment along with the exploration of different kinds of learning around our vicinity.   This camp will provide the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, values, and motivation necessary to become environmentally-responsible citizens – all while having fun. Not only do these opportunities build critical thinking and scientific inquiry skills, they help young people form a bond with the natural world, encouraging them to be better custodians of the landscape.

Key Features/ Highlights of the camp

  • Exploring biodiversity of Dhauladhar mountains with Vikram from “ Life meets the lens” with the help of ‘Film Making’
  • Understanding self-reliance, social inequalities and ecology through discussions and experiential activities
  • Hands on activities like carpentry, pine needle basket, recycling, organic farming, etc.
  • Trekking
  • Preparing a theatrical performance based upon an understanding of camp
  • Exploring the village life and landscape around Udaan
  • Watching movies and documentaries to deepen our understanding.
  • Spending evenings at bonfire and storytelling
  • Lots more fun and learning will emerge from the energies, children will bring together

About the facilitators

Fatema: An environmentalist who started her learning journey through unlearning her conditionings about education by being a part of the home/unschoolers group of India. https://www.facebook.com/udaanlearningcenter/

Vikram: Vikram is an avid ‘Life Sciences’ enthusiast who can hear his own heartbeat in every living creature that he sees. An equally passionate photographer, Vikram has spent over a decade trying to capture the glory of Life in everything from the movement of ants to the dance of the bees, from the blooming of flowers to the wings of the birds. Although he has an undergrad degree in Botany and a Masters in Human Genomics, his love affair with bio-diversity began when he was a little child.

https://www.facebook.com/lifemeetsthelens/

Abhimanyu: A social enthusiast, who completed his MA in development studies this year and is exploring how we can make children responsible citizens.

Jeewika:  An environmentalist who spent a few years with Teach for India initiative, Jeewika has lived in remote villages of India to facilitate children through TFI.

Who is the workshop for:  For children who are inquisitive to know about environmental destruction and are hopeful for a sustainable future for themselves and who wish to learn anything under the sun.

Suggested Contribution: INR 10,000 (Ten Thousand only) which includes food, accommodation, travel expense during the program (if any), facilitation and materials etc.

To register please write to fatema@sambhaavnaa.org/ashekhawat.16@stu.aud.ac.in

Or Call on 8679475925/9460969188

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