“Unschooling in a Government School”

In March Flowers bloom and so does hope.

With march begins the festival of colors. It is the dawn when everything wakes up from the cold-lazy night, stretching its limbs, getting ready for the new beginning. Nature prepares itself for the hot-productive months of the year. It is the time when warm sunbeams fill us with energy and enthusiasm. It’s a head start for us at Creativity Adda to gear up for the challenges this unpredictable time has to offer. The scent of hope is filled in the spring air.

Community Media Academy


Through the Unschoolers Ecovillage we transform…

Education monotony into learning with intrinsic motivation, joy and creativity

Loneliness into belonging and meaning

Economic slavery, inequality and consumerism into a new sharing economy

Climate crisis and violence into sustainable ecological design

Confusion and frustration into deeper alignment of values and action


by Manish Jain, Complexity University and Ecoversities Alliance

There is a famous saying, “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.” I see this book by Marina Pechlivanis from Brazil as an important kick-start towards individual and collective liberation from the polarising and paralysing mindsets that shackle us today. It is a disruptive and generative guide to unlearning. It is a powerful invitation to expand our sense of self (beyond the ‘selfie’ culture) and to reconnect to the richness and beauty of the world.

Many billions of people have recently had their first, conscious…


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Our Mast Malang Band getting ready to perform online at the Brazil Art, Food & Music Festival.

Top Headlines of the month

· Entrepreneurial approach for projects

· Exposure to the Real world — through Markets, Video shoots, International Music fest, Customer interaction

· Creative collaborations between hubs

· Self-design learning by taking initiatives in learning, integrating new diverse skills

Community Media Lab

With a more entrepreneurial approach for this month at the Adda, Media Hub had a lot of projects. They took up 3 weddings projects involving paid Photography and Shoot work. All of them were largely self-led. They divided themselves in smaller teams based on their…


By Shuchita Prakriti

The Vimukt Shiksha Yatra was a 7-day learning journey focused upon exploring, questioning and expanding perceptions related to education. We ventured into organizations started by individuals with a spark to create a better world. The intention of this journey was to weave together a tapestry of questions, answers, actions, and realizations, to make a shift from the mainstream education system that appears to favor convention, machines, and conformity. …


WELCOME TO THE NEWSLETTER OF HUNARSHALA: TRIBAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, RAJASTHAN

Our Motto: “Everyone is a leader. Everyone is a dreamer. Everyone is a creator. Everyone is a learner.”

Rahul, Kalpesh, Mayank, Avinash, Kuldeep, Vipin and Kishore made a fresh new sign board for our Hunarshala out of wood plank inviting people to know about our Hunarshala.

Music, Art and Dance Academy

New murals are being added by young artists Kalpesh and Pravin in the ‘World Tribal Art Gallery’. This is a place which has many different tribal art form from all the remote places of India and the world. The inspiration is to celebrate these arts through a common wall spaces which we all share — from Gond to Warli to Aborigines in Australia to African tribes to Brazilian tribes. Pravin had…


It was a bright sunny day on March 5, 2020. The LSUC (Learning Societies UnConference) was in its 3rd day. This year’s LSUC saw participation of more than 750 people from across the world. The venue this time was an idyllic desert-like setting in a small town named Sardarshahar in Rajasthan. Our hosts at Gandhi Vidya Mandir have created almost an oasis in this campus, as you can see in the picture below.

This place was just perfect in terms of creating a safe and playful intergenerational learning space for kids as well as adults. …


by Claude Alvares, Goa, Multiversity India

Dear Students:

I am truly surprised that every year hordes of young people are still getting drawn into the university circus, filling in forms, chewing fingernails before entrance tests, celebrating entry into this college or that, into this course or that. This is despite the evidence that there is no confirmed connection between degrees and doing well in life.

The astonishing aspect of this sheep-like behaviour of the mostly upcoming generation, is that they are entering higher education institutions (“cages” would be a better word) without a clue about what lies at the end…


The Learning Societies Un-Conference is an intergenerational gathering which brings together leading “thinker-doers” from around South Asia who are active in challenging the monopoly of factory-schooling and monoculture, and nurturing diverse learning communities, vernacular traditions, intercultural dialogues, ecological sustainable living, decolonization and swaraj. In Sardarshahr, Rajasthan this time, there were over 800 alternative educators, organic farmers, artists, artisans, activists, designers, theater artists, environmentalists and nature lovers, filmmakers, healers, social entrepreneurs, homeschoolers, unschoolers, barefoot innovators, grandparents, youth, spiritual seekers, and more. Previous unConferences have been held in Orissa, Bangalore, Sardarshahar (Raj), Pune, Himachal Pradesh, Udaipur, Mumbai, Brazil, Jordan, Pakistan and Iran.

Manish Jain

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