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Apni Shala goes beyond ‘academic knowledge’ and focuses on building interpersonal skills, emotion management and critical thinking skills in children. To do this, we engage children in experiential learning programs like community project work that has them going out into the real world, critically analyzing social problems and implementing solutions in the real world!
Our approach to such ‘life skill’ education is that instead of preachy moral science texts (like you probably had in school!) we make things more practical for them so that they’re always challenging themselves to problem-solve, make healthy decisions, build better relationships and work towards a positive goal!
How do children benefit from this? Experiences lead to self-discovery! Today, 70% of our children engage in finding solutions to negative behavior in their everyday life. They are also better at:
• Critically analysing and resolving a tough situation in their daily lives and in society
• Taking initiative to solve problems around them
• Evaluating their value systems
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Apni Shala has reached to around 1100 children through its year long school programs and 400 children through its short term workshops. It is working at 10 different locations in Mumbai with government schools and 5 partner NGOs. It also conducts life skills in regions around Mumbai.
Apni Shala is a registered Trust under BPTA 1950.
All the funds received will be directly used towards program implementation. 80% will go towards facilitator fees, material in classrooms and content development. 20% will go towards monitoring & evaluation and capacity building of facilitators.
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You can be a changemaker in year 2015 for so many kids!
Just Rs. 1520 = One full year life skills education for a child
Contribute big or small and change the way children learn in current schools. You can start with as small as Rs.500.
Or START YOUR CAMPAIGN with Apni Shala and be the CHANGE AGENT!
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