NIRMAN camps are the 1st stage of NIRMAN process as it lays a foundation for the youth to lead a purposeful life. NIRMAN camps are designed to promote self-learning in an interactive and lively way.
The camps are based on the ‘Nayee-Talim’ system of education as proposed by Mahatma Gandhi. They include some pre-defined themes as:
- Understanding one-self thoroughly.
- Experiential understanding of the grass root situation.
- Exploring the relation among society, nature and I.
- Interaction with eminent changemakers from various fields.
- Life Mission: What does it mean? Do I need to have one? How do I identify it?
Experts from different fields discuss with the youth the problems from social, economic, scientific and technological perspectives. Participation by the students from diverse backgrounds - regional, financial and academic, adds breadth and depth to the experience in the camp.
NIRMAN camps include:
- Interactive sessions with the experts,
- Group discussions and sharing,
- Personal exercises,
- Field exploratory visits,
- Role plays,
- Self-learning activities and
- Planning for the intervening six months before the next camp.