Swashikshan has no formal membership process. Technically, all homeschoolers of Indian origin residing anywhere in the world and all homeschoolers on any nationality residing in India are members of the association. Parents of pre-school kids who have decided to homeschool their child are also welcome to join Swashikshan. It is assumed that if any member opts for schooling at any stage then he/she would inform other members about the decision and voluntarily opt out of online forums and egroups.
The members of the association interact through various channels, apart from one-to-one and group meets of local chapters.
The main channel of interaction for Swashikshan members is an online group on googlegroups. The link to the group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/swashikshan. While sending a joining request to the group please specifiy you full name, location, name (optional) and ages of homeschooled children and since when you homeschooling. If you do not use a gmail ID then please mail your request to swashikshan+subscribe[at]googlegroups[dot]com along with relevant details or write to us at membership[at]homeschoolers[dot]in.
We also have a homeschoolers-only Facebook community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indiahomeschoolers). It is closed group that provides an online space for homeschoolers where they can interact with each other. Another social network for homeschoolers is a ning community – http://indiahomeschoolers.ning.com. Please join there as well because many homeschoolers are non active or not present on Facebook.
Swashikshan website also has a facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/homeschoolers.in. Please ‘like’ the to follow whats going on!
Various online platform of Swashiskshan are restricted to homeschoolers alone but you are not a homeschooler and want to interact with homeschoolers, alternate schoolers, educationist… please join http://www.facebook.com/groups/indialearning.
If there is anything else that you would want to know please write to us at membership[at]homeschoolers[dot]in.