Why am I fundraising?
In the year 2007 we started "University of Life" formerly known as ‘School without Walls’, a real-life experiential education program. We have been running this program for several resident interns at our ancestral home for several years now. We continue work with students despite various hindrances and hurdles in the last two years. We have used these very challenges and difficulties and made them the core of our curriculum for learning. So whether it is the recent issue of land grabbing, or of children in care and protection, we have made it a point to transform these obstacles into knowledge-based learning for the masses.
During the last two years, we have also had three students with dyslexia and minor mental illness. Hence, unlike previous years we couldn't meet expected self-generated funds through community services this year. Besides, there were also the above-mentioned issues which caused an extra financial burden. Syamantak University of Life appeals to all our friends to stand by us at this time for our cause and to contribute Rs. 500 (or more) for the cause. We need 100 friends who will support our cause by contributing Rs.500 or more to Syamantak “University of Life”. So please spread the message among your like- minded friends so that we achieve the target.Innovating education - Euronews "Learning world" in association with WISE (World innovation summit for education) an initiative of Qatar Foundation
Documentary made by BBC production on "University of Life" aired on Star plus, 13th December,2015 on Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi hosted Mr. Amitabh Bachchan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFucWC5oxl8
What do I plan to do with the funds?
Utilize the funds to overcome the fiscal deficit and create resource to make project sustainaible
University of life formerly known as School Without Walls, education may appear to others as vocational education, but is not. What we are aiming at is not vocational education, but education using real life activities as a medium. Students at benefits from the way they learn things - by actually doing them.This is not something they learned in their school or college. Our emphasis is on learning while doing in real life. We believe that working with your hands is what teaches you best.