Help Them Spread Their Wings, One Step At A Time

Help them spread their wings, One step at a time.

What’s Samilanaa?
Samilanaa is an initiative by Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI),  that celebrates the innate gifts that differently abled children possess. Samilanaa, a two day festival of learning and ideas, aims to bring together children with different abilities, parents, therapists and special educators, encouraging them to explore and dabble into various modalities of art to help them discover their potentials .

About CMTAI:
Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI) was founded in 2014 as an umbrella organisation to grow and professionalize the field of Creative/ Dance Movement Therapy (CMT) in India. CMTAI serves as a platform for knowledge-sharing, practice, networking and promoting the   interests, education, research and benefits of CMT to all segments of society – children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with & without therapeutic needs and issues.

In this context, CMTAI conceives and creates forums (like conferences, retreats, seminars and workshops to bring together professionals, students, beneficiaries and supporters of creative movement therapy (CMT) from across the Indian sub-continent.
Currently CMTAI is legally registered under Section 12A and 80G. CMTAI is a member of  Conseil International de la Danse (CID, Paris & the American Dance Therapy Association  (ADTA).

Why should you donate to Samilanaa?
At CMTAI, we believe in shaping the future by empowering and nurturing each and every child with the right guidance and tools to discover their fullest selves.  

Samilanaa is an initiative that focuses specifically on differently abled children and helps plant the seeds of ideas and interests in their minds. Even though we have come a long way as a society in understanding mental health, there is a systemic lack of resources, infrastructure, and even general awareness. Samilanaa aims to open young minds to unlimited          possibilities and opportunities, helping them discover themselves and celebrate their uniqueness.

What’s the plan?
Samilanaa is structured as a two day festival to be held on 14th and 15th of July 2018. Through educative seminars, panel discussions and practice sessions, Samilanaa is designed to help participants have first hand experience with Expressive Art Therapy (including movement, drama,visual,music and play therapy).

Over 85 participants consisting of children, special educators and parents will be engaged in experiential workshops conducted by experts in the field of therapeutic health and wellness like Tripura Kashyap, Anshuma Kshetrapal, Tarana Khatri and Nina Cherla.

Samilanaa aims to:

-Facilitate social interaction among children with special needs
-Raise awareness on mental health amongst parents and teachers.
 -Promote alternative approaches to mental well-being
-Ignite the fire of creativity in children and teachers along with parents of differently abled children. 

 -Provide a platform for children, therapists and parents to engage with each other and exchange motivating stories.
  -Reinforce a sense of hope that potential will meet possibility.

How can you help?
We have taken the first step to initiate and create the platform. We need you to take just one step to bring this to their reality.   We would welcome any form of support from like-minded and progressive individuals who wish to impact society and contribute.

We are looking for: Your social interest and will to support Your contribution to make Samilanaa a promising reality.  

We need 1.75 Lakhs for:
 ● A space to conduct the festival
 ● Food for the participants
● Tokens for Resources persons for the sessions
● Materials required for each session/ workshop  
● Goodies and certificates for participants
● Payment of Volunteers for the event
● Promotions for the event

Thankyou for doing your bit to empower these children and help them carve a future for themselves. Your contribution will not just put a smile on their face, but give them wings.
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19th July 2018
Thankyou!! :)
I take the pride to represent Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI) to show overwhelming gratitude to you for your support and contribution towards Samilanaa.
Samilanaa was an initiative by our team to bring in all the differently abled children, parents and special educators together, expose them to the existing practices of Creative Arts Therapy that will add value to the learning and development of the children and self.

Milaap, our fundraising partner helped us in reaching out to you all to gather support from you all. We would like to thank Milaap for their interest and service provided. Montfort Spirituality Centre was very humble in offering the space to Samilanaa at a very affordable price.
A total of 79,986 from Milaap was collected along with some contributions from the participants as well.   There were 48 participants we also reached out to 10 children offering participation with no cost. Thanks to all your support, we were also able to provide discounts to teachers and parents for their involvement and learning as well.

Samilanaa had short workshop sessions for children, parents and special educators with Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Visual Art Therapy, Storytelling and yoga and mindfulness. Participants also had two enriching panel discussions with special educators and parents on 'Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy' and 'Ethical practices in the field of Special education' . A great magic show by Asia's youngest magician, Nikhil Raj and dance performance by children highlighted at the closing, marking the success of Samilanaa.

PurposeActuals
Venue21,500
Food17,000
facilitators fee33,000
facilitators
reimbursement
9,800
certificates1580
Session Materials         250
Publicity/ads/poster1820
Gifts2,480
goodie bags9000
Magician1000
Caps4300
printout
         330
magician 1000
total103,060

The event has helped parents reach out to the Practitioners and teachers have a been exposed to a  variety of possibilities with the children. Children undoubtedly had a great eventful experience to involve themselves in a larger, open, carefree and warm group :) Thankyou for all your contributions and your wishes to help them spread their wings one step at a time :)
Regards,
Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI)
Thankyou!! :)
I take the pride to represent Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI) to show overwhelming gratitude to you for your support and contribution towards Samilanaa.
Samilanaa was an initiative by our team to bring in all the differently abled children, parents and special educators together, expose them to the existing practices of Creative Arts Therapy that will add value to the learning and development of the children and self.

Milaap, our fundraising partner helped us in reaching out to you all to gather support from you all. We would like to thank Milaap for their interest and service provided. Montfort Spirituality Centre was very humble in offering the space to Samilanaa at a very affordable price.
A total of 79,986 from Milaap was collected along with some contributions from the participants as well.   There were 48 participants we also reached out to 10 children offering participation with no cost. Thanks to all your support, we were also able to provide discounts to teachers and parents for their involvement and learning as well.

Samilanaa had short workshop sessions for children, parents and special educators with Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Visual Art Therapy, Storytelling and yoga and mindfulness. Participants also had two enriching panel discussions with special educators and parents on 'Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy' and 'Ethical practices in the field of Special education' . A great magic show by Asia's youngest magician, Nikhil Raj and dance performance by children highlighted at the closing, marking the success of Samilanaa.

PurposeActuals
Venue21,500
Food17,000
facilitators fee33,000
facilitators
reimbursement
9,800
certificates1580
Session Materials         250
Publicity/ads/poster1820
Gifts2,480
goodie bags9000
Magician1000
Caps4300
printout
         330
magician 1000
total103,060

The event has helped parents reach out to the Practitioners and teachers have a been exposed to a  variety of possibilities with the children. Children undoubtedly had a great eventful experience to involve themselves in a larger, open, carefree and warm group :) Thankyou for all your contributions and your wishes to help them spread their wings one step at a time :)
Regards,
Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI)
8th July 2018
We are nearing our target by date and by collection. We are exactly 6 days from the event. Montfort Sprirituality Centre has been a great support in offering us the space making it affordable. We have all our facilitators all set to meet the group! Mr. Ananth and Mr. Jayaram is helping us with food for both the days for all the participants.
We are eager to make our dream of a small step towards social awareness a reality! CMTAI would like to thank, each of the donors for supporting the cause and help us believe in the possibility of our dream:)
Thankyou!!!
We are nearing our target by date and by collection. We are exactly 6 days from the event. Montfort Sprirituality Centre has been a great support in offering us the space making it affordable. We have all our facilitators all set to meet the group! Mr. Ananth and Mr. Jayaram is helping us with food for both the days for all the participants.
We are eager to make our dream of a small step towards social awareness a reality! CMTAI would like to thank, each of the donors for supporting the cause and help us believe in the possibility of our dream:)
Thankyou!!!
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Rs.86,810
raised of Rs.175,000 goal

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M
MrVIKASVINEET donated Rs.500
3 months ago
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.860
3 months ago

Matching payment towards Pavamana’s contribution

PG
Pavamana donated Rs.4,300
3 months ago

You are doing a great job Jay. I wish you the best !! Keep it going! Pajo

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.40
3 months ago

Matching payment towards DISHA’s contribution

DISHA
DISHA donated Rs.200
3 months ago
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.400
3 months ago

Matching payment towards Veena’s contribution