A few years ago, a buddhist monk in Bhutan introduced me to a powerful word – Bardo – meaning an...
1. Deep respect for what makes our life possible - Soil, Air, Water -
and all life these three elements carry - Ecological Sustainability
2. The practice of interdependence - social cohesion
3. Blending traditional wisdom with appropriate contemporary technology
4. Self-reliance in 9 basic needs
Graamam represents a growing network of rural women committed
to a new model of economic resilience, trained in producing
world-class products that cause happy and healthy consumers
and a happy and healthy planet.
Celebration of life on earth
We dream of a Resilient Rural India.
Being set up in 12.5 acres of land, in the 2nd driest
district in India (Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh)
ProtoVillage is the prototype of
a “Resilient” rural community
built for the villagers,
by the villagers.
ProtoVillage is a space for systemic
solutions for rural resilience to be
and openly shared!
It will be a center for learning, practice, demonstration
and dissemination of the knowledge on how any
community in this region can organize itself
to be Resilient
Socially cohesive and
A Resilient community is one in which the inhabitants' practice
harmonious interdependence, employ ecologically
sustainable means and blend native knowledge systems with
contemporary appropriate technology to achieve self-reliance
in terms of the 9 basic needs:
We believe that Education and Enterprise systems if designed well can enable rural transformation at scale.
Glimpses from ProtoVillage
Such a wonderful experience staying at proto village. Experienced life in its full zest! starting from 5:30 AM till 10 in the night, the schedule was packed with learnings, activities, discussions, sports, reflections and most importantly TASTY FOOD!!
I was inspired with the work happening in Proto – village even before visiting. I thought these people are trying to solve the right problems. And after visiting physically, I was very pleased to see the activites and their unique ways of doing those activities.
This place felt like my school. Big campus, freedom, community and openness.