Walkouts Network

Today, those who have the good sense to choose to leave the dominant system of education are labeled by it as ‘drop-outs’. This negative term connotes failing and incompetence, and is applied to those who don’t fit in the competitive schooling or college system or the rat-race. We view the decision to walk out (or rise out) of formal educational structures/institutions, as a thoughtful and positive choice, in the spirit of satyagraha and non-cooperation. Far from signifying incompetence, walking out and walking on demonstrates intelligence, creativity and courage of conviction. It also exposes education for what is: a deep form of violence against peoples’ minds, bodies and spirits, which cuts them off from nature, their family, communities, culture, work, expression, and themselves. Furthermore, walking out represents a strong form of dissent against the global political economy. It is a powerful indication of reclaiming control over one’s own learning, and therefore, over one’s own life. It is an important step in decolonizing ourselves and moving towards swaraj.

At the Swapathgami Film Making Workshop this August, you will get the opportunity to:

· Learn basics of shooting and working with camera

· Make a film with a team

· Watch and discussing various kinds of films

Please support this campaign by taking a selfie with a sign that says #examskill and posting on facebook, twitter, social media.

On July 3, 2016, 15 people held a 2 hour Funeral Procession on Fatehsagar Lake in Udaipur to mourn the loss of more than 9000 precious young lives over the past 1 year in India due to exam-related stress and depression as well as the millions who are ruthlessly branded as 'failures'.

A retelling of Tagore's original story. This book looks at the education system as a cage.

Here are some details for the Fellowship. Application Form now available here. Last date for Submission is April 22, 2017

Is literacy always a good thing? What is its dark side?

Dariya Dil Dukaan is a pan India facebook forum for those of who realise that we are all living a life full of excess and want to shed and share that excess with whoever needs and appreciates it

A great film on learning without school in the Swapathgami network. This film shares stories of different walk-outs not drop-outs!!

What do you want - Khushi( Happiness), Santushti( Satisfaction) or Shanti(Peace)?
Film made by Ameetha Singh, Gungun and Vishal during one of the Swapathgami Filmmaking Workshops.

Join our campaign to say NO to diplomas and certificates as the basis for hiring and promotion in civil society organizations.

 

Walkout Challenge Day is a day when walkouts help each other overcome the fear and/or inertia that’s limiting their walk-out/walk-on journey. Host an event in your community.

Co-creating space for beauty to arise through a one week community learning and gifting initiative with friends in Shivaji Nagar, Udaipur and Edgard Goveia from Warriors Without Weapons, Brazil.

Twenty-five bicycles are parked outside Shikshantar, bedecked with ribbons and balloons, papier-mâché masks and puppetry, hand-held drums and flutes and whistles.

Have you ever thought about taking a gap year to explore yourself, your community and the world? This may be a good time to gift yourself a Year On!!!

The Year On Campaign is excited to introduce the crowd funding trailer for 52 Parindey which is a project that has been developed with Rahul Karanpuriya, a Swaraj University khoji.

What lies has your school taught you? How have you unlearned them?

I can no longer accept a narrative of education, which teaches me that my village grandmother was illiterate, primitive, backward, stupid, uneducated, underdeveloped, uncivilized and not capable of managing her own affairs.

The term ‘resistance’ has been given different meanings by different scholars. To a large extent, these have hinged on the ways in which forms of dominance and coercion have been identified and contested by different groups.

This issue of Vimukt Shiksha is dedicated to celebrating the courage and wisdom of those individuals, families and communities who are trying to resist being schooled/conditioned/ institutionalized/dehumanized and, in the process, are trying to reclaim control of their own learning/lives.

Feel the magic of the 20-20 Campaign - try 20 giving hugs for 20 seconds each per day.