What Apni Shala taught me

Meghna N writes about the her journey as an Apni Shala Fellow

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Meet the parents

The anxiety, nervousness and excitement that comes with meeting the parents of the children we work with.

भावना, अनुभव और सवाल

By Mayuri Golambde ज्यादा तर “कैसे हो?” और “मैं ठीक हूँ” ये सवाल-जवाब काफी बार हमें सुनने को मिलते हैं| क्या हम हमेशा “कैसे हो?” यह सवाल पुछने पर वही जवाब दे पाते है जो हमारे भीतर चल रहा है? क्या हम बता पाते हैं कि हम क्या महसूस कर रहे हैं? किस वजह से कर रहे हैं? बता पाना तो बाद की बात हुई, पर क्या इन…

गोल में बोल

आओ मिलकर बैठें नीचे, ना कोई आगे, ना कोई पीछे| साथी चल बनायें गोल, मैं कुछ बोलूँ, तू कुछ बोल|     जो मैं बोलूँ सुने तू, मैं भी सुनूँ, जब बोले तू| साथी चल बनायें गोल, मैं कुछ बोलूँ, तू कुछ बोल| – Kushal Pahuja   Kushal Pahuja joined Apni Shala as a programme…

When the teachers played around in class

Hunan Ghar – a project started by Educate for Life – is an action research primary school providing supporting health and community as a hub of community-related development.  Apni Shala facilitators Amrita Nair and Mayuri Golambde travelled to Rajasthan to conduct a three-day teacher programme with the teachers of Hunar Ghar. You know you’re going to enjoy the company of the…

A man, his cycle and a journey

The Man loved to teach children through experiments, demonstrations, and toys. He’s been involved in the education sector for 5 years, but when he realized that municipal school children weren’t able to understand concepts as well as children from other schools, he decided to focus his creative efforts specifically on these children. During one such…

A Matter of Reflection

P is quiet and calm. Nothing seems to faze her! I once participated in her session, and the kids were really involved and debating on a topic vociferously. P listened and with a quick action held all of their attention. That’s when I realized—she exudes a calmness, but also maintains control. Before you imagine her…

The Tale of the Nightingale

If you’ve ever seen a group of children squealing in delight at an action song, then there’s a high likelihood the Nightingale was right in the thick of it. I refer to Mayuri as the Nightingale because of her propensity to use song and dance as a medium to build a rapport and spread happiness….