Seasons are rhythms which are the fundamental aspects of life. They are more than just changes in the weather, there are many important and subtle differences with each season. The changes in the types of foods, the celebrations, the activities, the ecology and life around us are significant outcomes. The rhythm of each season, enables us to understand the passage of time, environmental change and adaptation. When we disengage with the seasons in our air-conditioned rooms, consuming imported foods and synthetic garments we totally disconnect with nature and what the seasons have to offer us. Living in harmony with the seasons brings health and is fundamental for learning.
It is the most challenging time today to be a student, an active learner and more so a young adult. In these times where entertainment, social media, television, gaming and a flood of information blur the young minds and come in the way of learning at leisure, youngsters are struggling with basic physical, emotional and mental development. They struggle to find joy in small things and feel lost and confused to find their calling.
It is our endeavour to bring back to the young minds these aspects, and we strive to reinstall health, well being and an open mind.
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Our main purpose is to foster holistic living and learning environments via community participation that will include locals and people from in and around Uttar Kannada region. We also wish to facilitate community based interaction where the importance of land (soil), flora & fauna is deeply ingrained in their experiences.
We encourage mixed age groups and a cross cultural environment that fosters learning. Our primary objective is to introduce to students and individuals creative ways to learn. The program helps them experience traditional wisdom, non-conforming learning and nurtures self-growth. All our activities and programs revolve around the seasons of the year. Each season offers diverse opportunities and these elements contribute to life at RUTU.
We are located in the Coastal Karnataka State of South Western India, in the district of Ankola which is on the western sea coast, nestled in a tiny village called Angadibail amidst the Western Ghat forest, a warm traditional community home named RUTU.
If you are looking at an alternate way of life, then these two introductory programs are for you. The community will include local and urban people above the age of 14.
'MARGA' (ages 14 -18 years) - with an option of NIOS for 10th and 12th standard
'JAGALI '(ages 18 - 28 years) - gap year & research platform for individuals with
a possibility of an internship
Since we work in unison with the seasons, you may choose a single season or choose to enrol for all 3 seasons i.e. Summer, Monsoon & Winter.
* We start our first Winter Session for MARGA this December.
(Tuesday, 1st December 2020 - Sunday, 28th February 2021)
Summer Batch - 1.5 months (15 April - 31 May)
Monsoon Batch - 2 months (1 Aug - 30 Sep)
Winter Batch - 3 months (1 Dec - 28 Feb)
After every season there will be a gap of 1.5 or 2 months, in this time they will be guided to take up a project, internship program or prepare for NIOS exams.
All activities are season specific and in accordance with the available resources. They may be subject to change. Only Winter Batches will have access to Study Tours & Treks (see below)