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Help A Child Get A Bright Future and Reach Heights

I am Divyangna, a second year Fellow, currently teaching 65 grade 8 students in a low income private school in Delhi. Over this period of time, I engaged personally with my kids, working on their academics, values and mindsets and in the process, working on myself too. I visited each student's house, trying to see where the kids came from, to understand how to create a holistic learning for them and to make sure that they realize their potential goals and work towards them. And one way I saw, was through performance arts.

Coming from a theatre experience of five years, I started exposing my students to basics of performance arts, integrating values into their academics, bringing in volunteers in the classroom and creating spaces of learning for them by providing them reading materials and visual references. And I saw a wonderful shift in my kids. From someone who could not articulate their opinions, my kids started speaking up in classroom; from throwing tantrums when working with fellow classmates, I saw them working in teams, uplifting one another.

And to make sure that my kids are able to carry these shifts within themselves even after I am gone, to take initiatives independently and to create an opportunity for them, my kids and I are working towards a theatre-in-education project Kathaakar, where they will have:
1) Access to volunteers and theatre artists who will build the required 21st century skill-set in them
2) Exposure to reading materials to increase their literacy and vocabulary
3) Reflection and learning circle to build their value foundation
4) Excursions and field visits

 By the end of the year, the students will be performing a one hour play, showcasing their learning and skills, in front of an estimated audience of 300+.

To make the kids take a step towards learning a skill, towards making them realize their capabilities and the world, you are the major contributor!
The money that you contribute will make sure that a child gets the opportunity to realize that no dream is small and no effort is less.

The breakdown of the total amount is:
1.  Booking of an auditorium for the final performance: 35,000
2. Technical support (including lights, sound system, stage management): 20,000
3. Travel expenses of the volunteers (2 times a week for 4 months): (32 days*100 rupees each day) for two people= 6400
4. Costumes for final performance for 65 students (including tailoring): 20,000
5. Props for the stage: 8,000
6. Two meals for 65 kids for two days during final rehearsals: 65*120 for two days= 7800
7. Printing of scripts and reading materials for kids: 150*65=9750
8. Indirect costs including phone & internet bills, first aid kit, toiletries and other overheads: 10,000
9. Performance day: Food, supplies, travel, make-up, logistics: 10,000
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17th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

"Body structure"
Our body structure and posture is something that we all take for granted.  But when on stage,  they define the particular character,  the change in time and space,  the area of exploration and the types of characters we take upon our very being.  

This week,  Sarthak,  a National School of Drama student,  took a Body Structure and Posture workshop for the kids.  The children focused and realised their own movements that they carry on through their body and saw how one's movement reflected their personality.  Over the three hours workshop,  the kids performed and actively participated in the 'Time and Space' activity where they went and performed an activity in the current space and time.

After the workshop,  the children sat down and reflected upon their day and their learnings throughout.  

Thank you for the support!

Dear Supporters,

"Body structure"
Our body structure and posture is something that we all take for granted.  But when on stage,  they define the particular character,  the change in time and space,  the area of exploration and the types of characters we take upon our very being.  

This week,  Sarthak,  a National School of Drama student,  took a Body Structure and Posture workshop for the kids.  The children focused and realised their own movements that they carry on through their body and saw how one's movement reflected their personality.  Over the three hours workshop,  the kids performed and actively participated in the 'Time and Space' activity where they went and performed an activity in the current space and time.

After the workshop,  the children sat down and reflected upon their day and their learnings throughout.  

Thank you for the support!

12th October 2018
 

Today marked the beginning of a new change in the community of Seelmapur, East Delhi. We saw a culmination of parents, students, children, school HMs and multiple teachers, as they came together to address the problem of their society, garbage.

The students wanted to make the people of their community aware of the affects of garbage but at the same time, they wanted to show them a real mirror. The children came up with an idea of creating a role-play, showcasing how people who blame their community, neighbors of the garbage around, are also the active participants of it and then leading the stakeholders to see the solution, by a change in mindset, by a change in owing up one's space and community.

 

After the children showed the role-play, the students asked reflective questions to the parents whcih made them think hard about their own actions and accept how they had been excluding themselves as a factor from the community problems. the parents got into conversations as to what actions they will be taking towards their homes, community and Seelampur as a whole.

Through the Design For Change Project, solely led by the children, the students are coming out as leaders, as teachers, as adults and as responsible citizens. Seeing kids moving towards realizing their successes and their goals, the importance and responsibility  of exposure for them, increases on the adults and the people working on the project!

Hence, keeping the logistics and the fervor of the children, the goal of the project has been aimed higher in lieu of increase in the number of stakeholders getting involved with the project and to make sure, delivery of the content and actions is of quality for each and every child involved in the project.



Here's to more opportunities and  


 

Today marked the beginning of a new change in the community of Seelmapur, East Delhi. We saw a culmination of parents, students, children, school HMs and multiple teachers, as they came together to address the problem of their society, garbage.

The students wanted to make the people of their community aware of the affects of garbage but at the same time, they wanted to show them a real mirror. The children came up with an idea of creating a role-play, showcasing how people who blame their community, neighbors of the garbage around, are also the active participants of it and then leading the stakeholders to see the solution, by a change in mindset, by a change in owing up one's space and community.

 

After the children showed the role-play, the students asked reflective questions to the parents whcih made them think hard about their own actions and accept how they had been excluding themselves as a factor from the community problems. the parents got into conversations as to what actions they will be taking towards their homes, community and Seelampur as a whole.

Through the Design For Change Project, solely led by the children, the students are coming out as leaders, as teachers, as adults and as responsible citizens. Seeing kids moving towards realizing their successes and their goals, the importance and responsibility  of exposure for them, increases on the adults and the people working on the project!

Hence, keeping the logistics and the fervor of the children, the goal of the project has been aimed higher in lieu of increase in the number of stakeholders getting involved with the project and to make sure, delivery of the content and actions is of quality for each and every child involved in the project.



Here's to more opportunities and  


8th October 2018
Through the ten workshops over the past few weeks, the students have been exposed to the art of improvisations, an E&E workshop i.e. an Emotions and Expressions workshop, a workshop on silent acting and sessions on personal goal settings. They have been creating new content and stories, collaborating with their fellow Kathaakars to express through the art and their words.

Various volunteers and theatre artists have been a part of the space and enabled students to create new perspectives towards their own self as well as how they see the world through art!




Through the ten workshops over the past few weeks, the students have been exposed to the art of improvisations, an E&E workshop i.e. an Emotions and Expressions workshop, a workshop on silent acting and sessions on personal goal settings. They have been creating new content and stories, collaborating with their fellow Kathaakars to express through the art and their words.

Various volunteers and theatre artists have been a part of the space and enabled students to create new perspectives towards their own self as well as how they see the world through art!




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Divya donated Rs.1,000
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Chetan donated Rs.3,000
3 days ago

You’re doing an amazing job Divyangna:)

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