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Found O-campus

Our search for O-campus continued during morning walk. Today we climbed bigger and rocky mountains (as kids described). Three kids were leading the walk, I was 99% sure, it is not the path. But as per my religion and oath I followed the leaders. And WE FOUND our land – we could see from the top of the mountain our land !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next week they also want to go to campus directly from the walk and breakfast to be supplied at the campus.

Contact point of faculty

Today at Aarohi we all together did “contact point for faculty”. We made groups of twp and did the same process we do for kids………….And I realize this was purely “self assessment” for me “how I am working?”.


We were making checklist at O-campus – we realized If we make and give to kids then how are kids going get involve – this becomes more of a rule and without understanding the kids ask “can I bring this, can I do this?.....”.  Well, we diced to also make three kinds of checklist

What time?

Last week the kids did not get up in the morning – we had to wake them up. We consistently followed the schedule without any other strings – no  threat, no bribe, no gyan or even no expectations.

  • Kids were tired we woke them and went for morning walk at 6:55 (scheduled time 6:303)
  • Kids did not get up, we woke them up and started yoga at 6:45

This week on Monday kids worked on schedule with the schedule leader and announced “we will sleep at 8:30pm. 9pm is late and we are not able to get up”.

Poha or Carbohydrates

Food team at O-campus continue to supply us fresh food with their love and care. Yesterday they also came up three tags in food arrangement “Proteins, Carbohydtares, Vitamins & minerals”. During breakfast we were saying “pass me carbohydrate” (we had poha for breakfast).

Morning walks@O-Campus

Morning walk objective at O-campus is to find cycle path to O-campus from guest house. Well, last Tuesday we followed electric poles, as they also cross our land. Today mountain was the anchor – we have one mountain on the other side of the campus, so all mountains had out site on the other side….well we finally climbed one mountain (rock) with full confidence on our navigation skills and explored some more roks………… trip we will be on our trip to another path………….hum honge kamyab

My role

I was with kids on O-campus making shelter.

 Day 2, one team was ready with their tools, other team was not ready. Both teams were fighting, I felt this was unjust – I interacted and talked about behaviour, did reflection activity on behaviour – what I got “kids who got aware of them thru their behaviour, which possibly they are already aware – what I did? Nothing :)


The shelter team was all excited to go to market to buy material. Well, while reversing the car, the entire bumper cover came out…………..first thought in my mind “send it for repair, call a mechanic”.

Sriram and Venkatappa were around……………Venkattapp anyway pitty me “your husband work, you alone work here”.

Well, both just started fixing the bumper – no screw driver, nothing……..they took my scale, some twigs ………….the bumper was repaired temporarily…….I realized I am so much away from handwork and dependent on others.


We introduced making of graph while we were making  codes “how many people like this and not like”

I was working with one child on schedule. She said “I will do a survey and then analyze who needs how much for each activity”.

She started with bar graph, ended  up with one survey cahrt and we are wating for people fill up their choices.

Can I ?

One of the child came to me and said “aunty we need to tell process to each child of hygine”

I said “we have been telling to kids, will our telling will make them think”.  The child immediately said “then we can ask each child make own process and share how will he/she likes work?”

Well, this interaction made me reflect on our working


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