“And that’s where we started – can we get people to think, explore and love learning?”

“And that’s where we started – can we get people to think, explore and love learning?”

Where we came from, where we’ve reached

Sanjaya trained as a geologist, set up a Malathion plant, built a printing business and then finally brought the electronic metering technology to the world for the first time. Again, teaching himself at every stage. Nandita started off as a rock-climbing, science enthusiast. Since then she has run a clothing brand, raised three rascal kids, become a certified accountant, and run all the communications for an international business. And she taught herself all those things. When they looked around, they could not understand why such few people were curious! And that’s where we started – can we get people to think, explore and love learning? A few art camps showed us that just a few days can get people switched on again! From there we moved to Khoj – taking science interactives to schools. As we worked, we realised that the kids and volunteers helped each other; both learnt and had fun! And this became the core of all our work to create “third spaces” for learning and exploration. Watching the city grown and green spaces vanish, we felt that only the community can make Udaipur safe and green. This realisation was the spark for the 10 lakh vriksh project in 2017. As these projects took shape, we refined our vision to be about nurturing resilient communities of life-long learners. We realised that just curiosity wasn’t enough – we needed people to come together and make our city a better place.

Where we came from, where we’ve reached

Sanjaya trained as a geologist, set up a Malathion plant, built a printing business and then finally brought the electronic metering technology to the world for the first time. Again, teaching himself at every stage. Nandita started off as a rock-climbing, science enthusiast. Since then she has run a clothing brand, raised three rascal kids, become a certified accountant, and run all the communications for an international business. And she taught herself all those things. When they looked around, they could not understand why such few people were curious! And that’s where we started – can we get people to think, explore and love learning? A few art camps showed us that just a few days can get people switched on again! From there we moved to Khoj – taking science interactives to schools. As we worked, we realised that the kids and volunteers helped each other; both learnt and had fun! And this became the core of all our work to create “third spaces” for learning and exploration. Watching the city grown and green spaces vanish, we felt that only the community can make Udaipur safe and green. This realisation was the spark for the 10 lakh vriksh project in 2017. As these projects took shape, we refined our vision to be about nurturing resilient communities of life-long learners. We realised that just curiosity wasn’t enough – we needed people to come together and make our city a better place.