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Joy of learning with all ages

Different ages - Different skills and the joy is learning from each other - from different ages.

7yrs old Advay was not too small to set up a learning stall to teach "how to cut wood using a saw".

9yrs old Prapulla was not too shy to set up a learning stall to teach story making.

47yrs old Ratnesh was not too old to teach drum beats

12yr old Chetan has just learned the magic trick from Seenappa, and he was not too apprehensive to conduct a magic session in the learning Mela

14yr old Dhurupad was not too out of place to teach us Juggling 

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Joy of continuous learning - Week 4 - summer 2018

The fourth week of summer began with parents and kids joining with a constraint that kids are not kids and parents are not parents but all are equal. The equality is not easy but the week began with experiencing the life in a space where all are equal and all needed to speak for themselves be it food or bedding or work on their interest.

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Story of Trampoline

The joy was planning a whole day trip to buy Trampoline
The joy was in assembling by self
The joy was in understanding its component
The joy was in debating and arguing in assembling the Trampoline
The joy was in installing
The joy was in understanding the do's and dont's of care
The joy was in the whole process.

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Experiencing life at Aarohi

Vishruthi, a mother of 2-1/2 yr old boy, a passionate RJ by profession visited Aarohi during summer - sharing her experience. 

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Strengths and Weakness

Strengths and Weaknesses are like Hero and the Villan of a movie. The hero in the movie is always nice and full of goodies while the Villan in any movie is always bad and ugly. None wants to be Villan but all aspire to be Villan!

My SPACE

Empowerment means “I am able”. We believe we all require self-reflection to truly understand our potential. Introduced S.P.A.C.E. framework as a way to explore self. We did this with small activities for each element of SPACE. Realise that “I am the only one who will stay with myself the whole life”, realise how important it is to know what kind of SPACE I am creating for myself inside me.

 

S for Self - What do believe about SELF? I can or can't? IN every endeavor let me observe my thoughts about myself and my capabilities.

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Emotions

I am sad, I am angry, I am bored...do the feeling have limited vocabulary? Or we feel only within these limited reach of feelings? What about the feeling of rejection, respect, joy, peaceful, remorse, hostile, inferior, superior, dejection,  success, overwhelming...To explore the vocabulary of feelings, the game of making a tower with playing cards was enough. A detailed emotion chart brought an opportunity to explore wider vocabulary of emotions.

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Experiencing Open Learning - summer week 3 - 2018

Open learning is not only about children but it's about all of us. It's about life and not only about learning. We don't want in our life someone else to dictate. We like to do what we like to do, it's "me" driven, "me" leader of my life. If we are an essential creature who likes their lives to be in our hands, why not first 25yrs of life in our hands?

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Story of learning process

She was introduced to Mandala designs.
She loved it
She spent hours in scribbling.
She practiced patterns
She tried on different surfaces - a book, book cover, mud...
She drew different designs
She painted Mandala on a wall
She started a wall mural with mud
She started taking sessions in learning events at Aarohi
She designed while traveling, free time
She is growing each day with Mandala.

Learning Utsav - A new Beginning

The story of Learning Utsav at Aarohi started with one thought "What if at one place, on the same day, there are lots and lots of people … children, young adults, parents, senior citizens … all with different gifts, coming together to create the magic of co-learning. Learning Utsav, where anyone can teach, anyone can learn … a day to experience the joy of learning, sharing, exploring, mingling... Celebrating learning without any boundaries of age, caste, gender or status".
 
Inspiration and confidence come from LSUC (Learning Society Unconference).

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