Located near a village in Tamil Nadu, about 60km from Bangalore, Aarohi’s open campus invites learners of all ages to come stay and participate in our community of open learners. https://aarohilife.org/home/aarohi-o-campus
Children can stay on campus by themselves or with their parents, or commute daily. Children and families can be part of the campus for whatever duration – a day, a week, a month, a year, or a lifetime. The campus has a wide range of resources and spaces for different needs and interests. Whatever we do not find on the campus (eg. horses if one wants to do horse riding or ocean if one wants to surf) we simply go out into the world – since the whole world is our campus too!
The Aarohi Campus is called Open (O) campus – because it is open to all kinds of learning, all ages of learners, all ways of learning … O campus is open to failure, success, results, process, precision, approximation, conflicts, coexistence, explorations, experimentation, expressions and experiences and everything else you can find wherever the sky and horizon meet!
We all live together – all of us cook, grow vegetables, eat, clean, sleep, sing, dance, play games, play sports, do gardening, make structures, paint, read books, wash clothes, light fires, break and repair things, converse and breath. We are all equal – hence we all fight, love, help, care, cry and laugh with each other. Aarohi Life education trust received approx 5 acres of land as a gift from Deb Uncle. We created a campus that teaches.
Teaches habits of mind like responsibility, independence, self-reflection, sensitivity, etc. Teaches thinking skills like wondering, wandering, analysis, decision making, problem solving, etc. Teaches living with love and affection for environment, flora and fauna, and care for each stone and each forest glade. Teaches value of wishing, working and wisdom. Teaches the joy of learning and living together; Joy of simplicity, of earthiness, and of sensitivity. Teaches scientific, mathematical and artistic thinking. Teaches the language of creativity and imagination.
The best way to know about living and learning at O campus is to come here and spend a few days with us. O campus extends an open invitation to you.