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20
Jun

Spark- Compete For a Cause: Fundraising event in San Jose, California

Our friends would be delighted to know that the event "Spark - Compete For A Cause" is being organized at San Jose, California, USA by 'Aram Sei', an organization that supports grassroots organizations around the world. They have heard about the work we are doing at Snehadhara and have offered to support our efforts very graciously. It is humbling to see
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20
Jun

Geshe Dorji Damdul – Teaching on “Skillful Compassion” organized by Snehadhara Foundation

In the Teaching titled “Skilful Compassion”, Geshe La will be addressing us on how to bring wisdom traditions and practice into our daily lives. About Geshe Dorji Damdul: In 1988, Geshe Dorji Damdul joined the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala for formal studies in Buddhist logic, philosophy and epistemology. After 15 years of study in Buddhist philosophy he finished his
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17
Feb

Being an educator

  Being an educator isn’t about what you do; it’s about who you are. The best teachers and educators are those who bring their personality, passion, and experience into the classroom — they don’t just teach about a subject, they open up a conversation that includes themselves and us, the learners. For such an educator the classroom becomes a think

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8
Feb

My Reflections

  Thoughtful musings of an intern from CFL, Nivedita Jajoo, who charmed us all with her enthusiasm, sensitivity and compassion. Her ability, to navigate through the 5 weeks of her internship with creativity and insightful observation, was evident in her presence at the centre. She pens down her experience with her characteristic disarming honesty. I had the privilege to intern

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18
Jan

Rights of person with disability act, 2016: Review

  The rights of a person with disability act 2016 was passed by Lok Sabha on 16th December 2016 after it was passed by Rajya Sabha on 14th December 2016. It received the presidential assent on 27th December and has replaced the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, The types of recognised disabilities have been increased from

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3
Jan

Snehasangiti – With the team from Intel and Kids’ Corner School

  Our inability to see society as interdependent, to see it as just a part and not as a whole, has given rise to exclusion. The words ‘disabled’ vs ‘normal’ are just the vocabulary we use to further this division. At a theoretical level we appreciate the diversities that create the vibrancy of life yet at a practical and gut

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27
Oct

Inclusion is Creating Conversations

  “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.”  What’s the starting point? Morality and fairness? Or Success and effectiveness? I stepped out of a session on ‘Building inclusive classrooms through the Arts’ and much to my surprise, rather shock I see a group of people screaming, or should I say theatrically

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19
Oct

Ishanya – Alternative Intervention for the Holistic Development of the Child

  Ishanya we are proud of you! Friends, on the occasion of Ishanya’s 1st Annual Day Celebrations, we are excited telling you about our collaboration with Ishanya in a pilot program on ‘technology assisted intervention’ for children with special needs. This offered us opportunities to give our children a range of learning experiences. To mark the event, Ishanya is organizing

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10
Aug

The Reverberation of the rhythm and the rumble

Rennee writes about her experience co-facilitating a session with the UG students at IIPR. The session is a part of the certificate course titled ‘ Psycho-Socio Wellbeing using Arts and Play’ offered jointly by Snehadhara and Headstreams. Fifteen enthusiastic students along with the facilitators were on a rhythmic journey during the session to create a rhythmic revolution of sorts. One

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5
Jun

STANDING UP, in a classroom

In our year long engagement with Kamala Niketan , Trichy we are working with the teachers in the schools to see how together we can look at arts as a tool to impart academic learning in classrooms. It has meant a lot of questioning, challenging existing methodologies and more importantly experiencing what these art forms do to us. Working in collaboration

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