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Through the Sacred Practice of Community.
 

Our times have normalized the compartmentalization and the Siloing of people, thoughts, and practices, We live in a world overwhelmed by isolation, scarcity and a global climate crises. This is an existence we refuse to live by.

The time for Re-imagining is rife, We need one another more than ever, The way we  learn, live and commune is where it all begins

Reimagined Learing Community.

A community of Activists, Parents, Children, Grandmothers, Makers, Farmers, Healers, Rebels, Gamers, Hackers, Poets, Singers, Dancers, Painters, Researchers. Who is doing some MAD QUESTION ASKING...As to our times, specifically how we learn and why we learn, WE realize that learning was never mainstream but multiple streams and rivers that flow to and through a multiverse of experiences and contexts. We aim to support education that is rooted in restoring, healing, justice and  Reimagining Life as we know it. 

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The Restoration of Learning for the Restoration of Earth.

Envision a world where the profound journey of self-discovery begins in childhood, offering the freedom to explore one's identity and purpose long before reaching adulthood. Picture a nurturing, secure environment shielded from the adverse effects of pollution and toxins, as well as from behaviors that undermine our well-being. In this world, children are empowered to shape their education based on innate interests and passions, liberated from the constraints of an educational system that dictates what they should know and learn.

Imagine an educational paradigm that transcends the traditional 'outside in' approach of industrialized schooling, where children are not instructed on what to think but are adeptly guided on how to think. This transformative vision revolves around cultivating a more profound understanding of our interconnectedness with the planet and each other, instilling a sense of responsibility towards environmental sustainability and climate justice from an early age.

Welcome to our transformative educational community, where we not only envision but actively implement a future rooted in climate justice and holistic learning. Here's how we do it:

Restoration of Indigenous Epistemologies:
We prioritize the restoration of indigenous ways of knowing and understanding, celebrating the rich cultural and traditional heritage of South Africa. Our curriculum integrates indigenous wisdom, values, and practices into the learning process, fostering a deep connection with the land and a commitment to environmental stewardship.

Parenting Support and Collaborations:
We actively support parents in their journey of radicle care, climate justice, and raising free individuals. Collaborative initiatives encourage shared experiences, knowledge exchange, and the cultivation of a community that nurtures the principles of equity and sustainability.

Self-Directed Learning:
Empowering learners to take charge of their education, our center provides a supportive environment for exploring interests, passions, and curiosities. The emphasis is not just on reaching academic milestones but on the journey itself, fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

Community-Centered Education:
We believe in the power of community in the learning journey. Our close-knit community includes learners, educators, elders, youths, and mentors, creating an environment of collaboration, mutual support, and the exchange of diverse perspectives.

Holistic Learning:
Our programs go beyond traditional subjects, focusing on holistic development encompassing cognitive skills, emotional intelligence, physical health, environmental awareness, and social well-being. We recognize that true education extends into every facet of life.

Nature-Based Education:
Understanding our interdependence with the environment, our curriculum often unfolds outdoors. This nature-based approach connects students with the natural world, fostering a culture of responsibility towards the Earth and all its inhabitants.

Empowerment and Agency:
We champion the power of choice and personal agency. Encouraging learners to make decisions about their education fosters independence and self-confidence, preparing them to be active contributors to a just and sustainable society.

Reevaluation of Western Paradigms:
Critically examining dominant Western educational paradigms, we challenge their limitations. By doing so, we lay the foundation for a more inclusive, diverse, and culturally sensitive approach to learning.

Decolonization:
Actively working towards decolonizing education, we question and dismantle Eurocentric perspectives, addressing historical injustices and promoting cultural revitalization. Our commitment is to create an educational space that honors diverse voices and narratives.

 

Interconnectedness:
Emphasizing the interconnectedness of all aspects of life, our approach highlights the inseparable nature of education, community, and the environment. We cultivate a mindset that understands the profound impact each individual can have on the collective well-being of the planet.

How Do We Engage?
Aligned with the belief that learning is a natural process, our facilitators support and guide experiences to be as textured as possible. Through a combination of play and a Pedagogy of Connection, we create a recipe for lifelong learning. Workshops, invitations, learning journeys, and exchanges are tailored to inquiries, events, intentions, or curiosity, providing a dynamic and responsive educational experience for all.

Our Philosophy

We are deeply rooted in Ubuntu and the ability to respond to a world in crisis, I am because You are and they were. Values of community and regenerative ways of life, acknowledging nature, the skies, and the spiritual. We believe that through a community working together for one purpose to sustain a good life for all we are able to raise youth with an awareness of social issues and creativity to navigate themselves and ourselves through life.

People young and old develop skills and learn according to their own natural rhythms, and we trust that each person, is capable of learning on their own continuum and in their own time and their own unique way.

Nature and the carefully executed environment around the person provide them with everything that they need to successfully grow and learn all that they need to learn.

So natural learning means that people are learning on their own NATURAL timeline (meaning we do not push them to learn things before they are developmentally ready or force them to do meaningless tasks that don’t support a natural development) and within the NATURAL world (using Mother Nature and the home/classroom environment to support the learning journeys).

Hence when subscribing to the Reimagined Learning community, You are subscribing to hold space for your personal growth and that of your youths.

The Reimagined Learning Community  (NPO ) is a non-profit organization based in Johannesburg,  

Engages in exploring alternatives to a failing education system, climate injustices, and social ills through practicing a self-directed, restorative learning in a community centre, Serving a diverse community of people young and old from various social backgrounds, and cultivating intergenerational learning.

People aged between 2 and 85 years old convene daily in collective experimentation and creation to cultivate a sense of belonging and achieve relevant life goals in response to the multiple micro and macro crises.

This space serves as a living knowledge exchange hub, sharing everything from urban and rural permaculture, various artistic expressions, recycling, technology, Arts and regenerative practices. 

These are examples of the many intergenerational explorations and collaborations we continuously engage in as a process of Re-membering community and interconnection with humanity and nature. 

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We are a passionate and dedicated hub committed to fostering education, collaboration, and positive change. As we embark on our mission to create a transformative learning environment, we invite individuals from all walks of life to join us on this journey. Whether you are an educator, a student, a professional, or simply someone with a shared passion for community-driven learning and social impact, there are numerous ways you can contribute to our center. From volunteering your time and expertise to participating in workshops, events, or supporting us through donations, every contribution, big or small, plays a crucial role in advancing our collective mission. Join us in building a vibrant and inclusive community committed to lifelong learning, empowerment, and making a meaningful difference in the world. Together, we can create a positive ripple effect that extends far beyond the walls of our center.
 

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61 Bellevue St
Johannesburg, 2139
South Africa

+27 730077903 or 011614 0577

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