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The Right Approach: The Problem of Equality

This blog is focused on the social inequality in terms of caste and by a series of blogs, we intend to explore the inequalities rampant in the society along the vertical and horizontal plane and the ...

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The Right Approach: Contradiction to equality by the Apex court

The prima facie observation made by the Supreme Court on children with special needs to be imparted education not only by special teachers but there have to be special schools for them is not only ...

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The Right Approach: Altruism of an Inclusive Society

In the state of nature, there was no civilized society. The life was violent and there were no civil liberties and rights. We entered into a social contract to protect rights of the individual and ...

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The Right Approach: Strategy of Inclusion

The global estimate of children, i.e. under 14 years of age, with moderate or severe disability is 93 million which means 1 out of 20 children globally under the age of 14 years. In the ongoing ...

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The Right Approach: Education for All and Inclusive Education at Secondary Stage

The IEDSS (Inclusive Education of the Disabled at the Secondary Stage) scheme launched in the year 2009 focuses on children with disability at secondary stage of their education i.e. from the IX to ...

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The Right Approach: Sarva Shiksha Abiyaan- Part 2

The Right Approach is back after a week’s break, we are examining the inclusive education and disability covered under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and how it is closely working with the Right to ...

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The Right Approach: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All) is a programme launched by the Indian government to achieve its goal of Universal Elementary Education (UEE). It came into being in the year 2000-2001 as ...

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The Right Approach: The Dawn of Educational Policies in India

In this ever changing socio-political regime, we are mapping the progress made in the policy framework for creating a quality and efficient education system in the country. Continuing with the Right ...

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The Right Approach: The development of educational policies in India-Part 1

This week’s The Right Approach traces the development of educational policies, legislation and programmes framed for achieving the objective of Education for All. The Right to Education ...

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The Right Approach: Features of The RTE Act, 2009

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, also known as the Right to Education Act (RTE Act), a Fundamental Right under  Article 21A of Indian Constitution. The major ...

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The Right Approach: The Right to Education-Part Two

This Week, ‘The Right Approach’ is back with part two of the Right to Education blog which covers the provisions entailed under the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The right to ...

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The Right Approach: Right to Education – Part one

This week’s blog reflects the importance of primary education, right to education and its incorporation as a fundamental right in the Constitution of India and how inclusive education for children ...

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The Right Approach: The census on disability

In this edition of The Right Approach, we are trying to understand the ground realities through analysing census data concerning persons with disabilities. This analysis is important as it will ...

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The Right Approach: UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

The second in a series of blogs that enables us to learn more about the world of disabilities. This blog, in particular, intends to share information on UN Convention, understanding of disability and ...

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The Right Approach

This is the first in a series of blogs which will enable us to delve deeper into the world of disabilities. The intent is to access information from diverse sources to expand our own understanding ...

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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 — ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Love of Wisdom – philo- meaning "love" and -sophos, or "wisdom."

  This morning our group of therapists and trainers at Snehadhara Foundation had an interesting session titled “Introduction to Philosophical Thinking” facilitated by Adil Hasan. The ...

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Let’s start with working relationships

Inclusion classrooms are a wonderful concept but it takes a lot of training, patience and compassion on the part of these teachers. Because fully inclusive classrooms have students across the ...

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At the Press Meet – ‘From partially opened doors to fully opened doors-A major proactive step from CBSE, HRD Ministry, India’

At a press conference today at Press club , Bangalore titled ‘From partially opened doors to fully opened doors-A major proactive step from CBSE, HRD Ministry, India’. The panel had Mrs ...

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Samavesh – Inclusion is a noun.

  Gitanjali writes about her interaction with three organisations from Baruch, Gujarat and draws parallels to what Snehadhara is out to achieve.  We hosted a team of three organisations from ...

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A Beautiful Landscape

  Devika is a highly confused 20 year old, who likes to spend her time working with children, exploring craft techniques and drinking coffee. She has finished her schooling at Centre for ...

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If you never did, you should!

    ….and will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Dr. Seuss     Dr. Seuss got it right……well almost! The children at Tukio covered the last 1and ...

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Zentangle – a surprise that unfolds one stroke at a time

  Entangle=cause to become part of a tangled mass Zentangle=creating mass of beautiful images from repetitive patterns. We got entangled in zentangles beautifully with the Grade 6 and Grade 7 at ...

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Inclusion – A kaleidoscope of diversity

  A new stage performance of George Orwell”s “Animal Farm” by Centre for Film and Drama (CFD) in collaboration with Snehadhara Foundation was performed at Rangashankara, ...

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A story transcends words the moment it is read or told.

  Facilitator at Snehadhara, Shailaja Bedi shares her experience of travelling with a story…. To the story tellers “You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s ...

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From the land of metaphors

  Painting is silent poetry and poetry is a painting that speaks Dance is rhythmical poetry and poetry is dance in motion Seeking is searching poetry and poetry is seeking that helps find ...

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Growing Down

  Facilitator at Snehadhara, Lakshmi Karunakaran talks about her journey of working with children and how she has learnt the most powerful lessons from the children she works with. I have ...

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Getting in Touch with the Child in Me

  Recently, Aditi Neelakantan, an aspiring medical student, volunteered to work at Snehadhara. She mentioned early on that she had never worked with children and had doubts about how well she ...

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Where the mind is without fear

  Priya Rao recently left a decade long corporate career to try her hands at things that she loves and finds meaningful. It was around this time that she came in touch with the children at ...

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Children, Drum Your Heart Out!

  We are blessed to have a team of wonderful people working with us and our children through the year. One among them is Ashirwad Acharekar. Ashirwad is a facilitator in our Pipilika program, ...

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Every child is an artist, and I long to be a child again

  Vani Joshi talks about how an experiment with art activities with her son, turned out to be a life changing experience… Not too long ago, in the summer of 2014, Kabir had his annual term ...

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Children and Me

  When I was asked to write about “Children and me” or “The child in me”, I wondered where to begin. As I thought about it, I went back in time to the lovely moments I have had with ...

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Life Lessons through Pottery

Working with clay, for me is to be in touch with myself. It is the very taproot of life itself. Confronting clay has lead me to explore and live the earthy, intense and passionate side of me. I am ...

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Defining Inclusion by un-defining it

I have often tried to understand what this word ‘inclusion’ means. As I was reading up, I came across its many definitions. I felt that getting down to the act of defining it, itself echoed ...

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'Love Earthquake' stop motion animation

Watch ‘Love Earthquake’, a 25sec stop motion animation film created by the Saturday Pipilika program children on 8th Feb, 2014. Chunks of clay turn into characters of their ...

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