Imagine if the youth of today...
- Were equipped with the skills to deal creatively with complexity, uncertainty, collapse and change in the world?
- Had a personal vision of and commitment to building healthy and resilient communities and lifestyles?
- Were able to put their ideas and dreams for social change into real action?
Swaraj University was birthed in 2010 as a two year learning programme for youth. The focus of the programme is on self-designed learning and on green entrepreneurship, including exploration of basic business skills within the context of ecological sustainability and social justice.
This self-directed learning process invites learners to identify their hearts’ visions and engages them in developing the skills, relationships and practices they need to manifest those visions.
The programme is as much about developing the capacities and confidence we need to create and pursue our unique learning paths as it is about strengthening the leadership capacity and right livelihood opportunities in communities.
There is NO degree or certificate required to join Swaraj University, and we do not give any degrees after the course. We are proud of being totally unrecognized and un-deemed, since we believe in creating portfolios based on one's own experiences rather than degrees and certificates as a proof of one's education. We are also part of the campaign, Healing Ourselves from the Diploma Disease, a national campaign to say NO to degrees and certificate and promote a better evaluation framework such as that which is based on experience and portfolios.