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What is Aarohi?

The video above (made by a child of Aarohi) gives you a snapshot of what aarohi is. But like any overview - it only captures some aspects - the more you explore this website - the more you will discover what aarohi is - bon voyage.

Aarohi is a community of self directed learners - Children who decide what they want to learn, how they want to learn, when they want to learn and who use self assessment.

We do not follow any philosophy, we follow the child.

Aarohi offers an open learning environment at at its Campus set in a village near Hosur in Tamil Nadu (55km from Bangalore).

Aarohi works from June to April with community members ranging from 0 to 99 year old.

Start your exploration here & do visit O-Campus

Aarohi is ideal if:

~ You and your child are looking for a totally child driven open learning experience OR
~ Your child is not "fitting in" with the mainstream OR
~ You and your family is looking for a community of people who believe in alternative and deeply meaningful education.

Aarohi provides:

  • Wide exposures to children - especially via interaction with multitude of people and places
  • All kinds of resources for each child to be able to pursue own interests
  • Sensitive and supportive facilitation and guidance as per the child’s needs
  • A Democratic setup that allows a child to learn in an environment of freedom with responsibility
  • A safe yet stimulating campus life that is challenging yet endearing and inviting.

Imagine Aarohi

Imagine  a learning community for children (and adults) where there is no curriculum - because we believe that children can decide what they want to learn, how much they want to learn. So children effectively choose what they want to do or learn from whatever is worth doing or learning in this world.
Imagine aarohi where there is no teaching - because we believe that children can decide how they want to learn - on their own, with each other and from various resources, etc. We are there to guide them, where they need us.
Imagine aarohi where there are no classes - because we believe that when children learn and teach each other - there is no need to separate them based on ages. All simply learn from whomsoever we can.
Imagine aarohi where there are no tests and exams - because we believe that children can assess themselves, can reflect on this work on an ongoing basis. Also because children do not need to learn for some external objective (marks) but for their own love for learning.
Imagine Aarohi, a life education, where learning happens because children want to learn from their life - for their life.
Imagine aarohi which does not make the learning easy. Children like it challenging.
Imagine aarohi which does not make the learning obvious. We make it confusing.

aarohi children cookingImagine aarohi which guarantees one definitive outcome - that learning will be self discovery.

Imagine aarohi which does not need to make the learning interesting, since children work from their interest.

Imagine aarohi that is not a restaurant, rather a kitchen.

We have no dish to offer. We do not serve our children any learning on a platter. We aren't cooking to satisfy the children.

We're like a kitchen: Raw material and tools (resources) of all kinds are available. Children are challenged to cook for themselves, to create own learning, to explore, experiment for own reasons, to satisfy own hunger.

Want to know more? Explore the website more, see loads of videos and presentations and yes visit our O(open)-Campus.

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