A Communications workshop was facilitated by Cindy Strijbosch, communications specialist from Netherlands on the 2nd March. The workshop was organised for Accelerator partner organisations to talk about the importance of storytelling through social media. Cindy spoke about the relevance of different social mediahandles such as Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as the process of creating content. The partners were given feedback on ways to improve their social media and there were various discussions on the kind of content that should be featured.We had 4 partner organisations and Atma volunteers attend the workshop.
Gati had its final workshop and awards ceremony for the Inclusive School Competition on 12th February. Ummeed Child Development Center conducted a session- "Burnout". A total of 43 people attended the workshop. The winners for the Gati Inclusive School Competition 2019-2020 were:-
1. Shivshakti High School- Most Inclusive School
2. Saifi High School- First Runners Up
3. SM shetty High School-Second Runners up.
Rishi Valmiki Eco School
ASPIRE 2020 - Knowledge Fair
Rishi Valmiki Eco school caters to underprivileged children. They believe in the RIGHT TO QUALITY EDUCATION. The school focuses on activity and story based learning. 462 students from senior KG to 9th std created projects based on important classroom learnings and facilitated these concepts to their guests. More than 100 stalls were displayed by children and around 800 people visited this event.
Rishi Valmiki Eco School also known as RVES provides remedial education to children who have learning challenges and more importantly the school gives utmost importance to wildlife studies, RVES has a dedicated wildlife subject for all the classes. In addition to this students learn guitar, football, karate, theatre, life skills, gender equality and leadership sessions.
The Apprentice Project
Visual Art Exhibition 2020
The Apprentice Project (TAP) conducted an Art Exhibition where kids express themselves using the medium of Visual Arts. Over the course of 8 months, 500+ kids across the 20 schools in Mumbai and Pune have created a whole new world by exploring various possibilities to change the world. They have used various techniques of art, art forms and learned about various artists which helps them express freely. Some of the techniques famously used by artists and explored by our children are Cubism (Picasso), Fauvism (Matisse), Monochrome and Starry Night by VincentVan Gogh etc. To witness this marvel they had a footfall of about 120+ adults and 150+ students!
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Saturday Art Class
Saturday Art Class (SArC) and Atma jointly conducted a pilot review of the Saturday Art Class programme. The organisation has been experimenting with various different aspects of their model to identify which are the most effective means to build SEL (Social Emotional Learning) through the medium of Art in children from Grades 3 & 4 (with the view to grow till Grade 8 over time). The main tweaks have been around facilitator profiles, lesson plans and assessment methods. Through this project, data was collected across 7 different stakeholders who interact with the children, to collect feedback on these aspects in the programme and understand how much value is being added to the children and schools that Saturday art class works with. The analysis from the review has provided some great insights into the programme and has thrown up some overwhelmingly heartening results on its success. We are proud of Saturday art class for taking a data-driven approach to programmatic decisions and are looking forward to seeing an even stronger version of the programme in their next academic year!
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Covid-19 Resource collaborative
We started this collaborative by pulling together resources from across the social sector on how we are all responding to the Covid-19 crisis. We know that the crisis will have lasting effects on our organisations and the communities we serve. In coming together, we can support each other in responding through agile and dynamic ways.
Until today, the collaborative has had 2,692 views. Check out our collaborative with ATE Chandra Foundation, Sattva consulting, Dasra, Bridgespan consulting, Arthan, Sahayog Foundation and Acumen by clicking here.
We need your help! — learn how to contribute and read more about our community here. We will be updating the collaborative site every few days with additional resources.
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Crisis Management Conference during Covid-19
Our goal in hosting this essential conference was bringing together the social sector community, as well as friends and partners from around the world in an open dialogue. Under one roof, we discussed the issues facing our nation due to Covid-19. We discussed possible strategies as to how the social sector can become both aware of, and prepared for these new challenges.
The dynamic group of speakers provided in-depth insight to actionable and practical tools that are relevant to this crisis.
We have received an incredible response to the conference with 1110+ sign ups and 500+ attendees.
Emerging needs of Children - A series of webinars
We will be hosting a series of sessions to provide resource on how organisations are currently addressing the emerging needs of children. By showcasing live examples and tools from peers across the country we hope to move you closer to being able to operationalise important support to the children in your communities.