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Help children's sustainable efforts to respond to Covid in Kolhapur

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Hey, there! I'm Saloni and it's my birthday and amid this on-going crisis, I wish to celebrate it more meaningfully by supporting the work of Insight Walk which is really close to my heart and is my hope for the world.
Reasons why I want to support Insight Walk:
1. The work is based on systemic and long term solutions which are led by the community itself. 
2. Women from the village itself lead the learning for children of the community in an after school intervention. 
3. With focus on life skills education, children have been coming up with the most creative and fantastic ideas to support their community. (Believe me,. it makes me want to go and learn from them)
4. Insight Walk does not take any corporate funding and relies on support from individuals like you and me.

Read more about their work below and find out how they will be using these funds amid the Covid-19 crisis whose impact is much worse in rural communities across our country.
Important update and appeal:
During these unprecedented times, Insight Walk is supporting 400 families of our children who are currently facing a shortage of food and medicines. 

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you’re in good spirits and health! ⁣⁣Right now, we’re doing everything possible to support children and their families. Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you.⁣⁣⁣
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👉 We will use this fundraiser amount in two ways: ⁣⁣⁣
1. To support 400  families with immediate food supplies and educational supplies.

2. To create a sustainable solution which is a community-led in-house ration model. With this model, we will work with 50 families who will practice organic farming at our Solidarity Art Farm Museum, and grains cultivated here will be stored to fight against any such crisis in the future.

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⚡⚡Why don't we want to use all the funds for only buying ration supplies? ⁣⁣⁣
👉Simply because buying food supplies doesn't fix problem in the long run. It makes our community dependent rather than inter dependent. Plus these 50 families don't own a farming land, they are all daily wage earners, and agri labourers. Hence a community model of farming will help them meet their daily as well as future needs. ⁣⁣⁣
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✨✨If you resonate with our approach, here's what we request you to do:⁣⁣⁣
👉share this campaign with people in your network.

Our immediate support includes:
  • Ration kit: Pulses, Vegetables, Grains, Cooking Oil, Salt, Sugar, Soap
  • Notebooks and school supplies for children

    “The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”⁣⁣
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    ― Ken Robinson⁣⁣


     
    About Insight Walk
    Insight Walk Education is a registered non-profit organization based out in rural Kolhapur, Maharashtra. We run an 18-month rural fellowship program for women fellows who work with 40-60 children from the respective village in an after-school intervention program. Our fellows are community women from the same village who go through rigorous training and receive continuous support during their fellowship.


About Solidarity Art Farm Museum Project

What started as a mere organic farming project has now become a museum completely managed by kids from the age group 6-14.⁣

It is a space where children learn journalism, community research, documentation, photography, organic farming, miniature art, innovate from trash, make organic colors from flowers and plants, use paintings, illustrations, block-printing, hand embroidery, poems, storytelling, etc to document their community and much more.⁣


Watch our work in action:




If you wish to know more about our journey please check here. To know more, please contact us at info@insightwalk.org and we will be happy to discuss further.  

Note: Donations to Insight Walk benefit tax exemption.









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15th September 2020
Gifting children Arts Kits.

Dear reader,
As you know our children are in the process of designing their own books to inspire more families and nearby villages to grow and store their own food supplies.

Sharing photos of some of the Art kits for kids.



Do follow all the updates on the Instagram handle regarding Art Farm Museum and Community library. Check here: https://www.instagram.com/insightwalk/
Gifting children Arts Kits.

Dear reader,
As you know our children are in the process of designing their own books to inspire more families and nearby villages to grow and store their own food supplies.

Sharing photos of some of the Art kits for kids.



Do follow all the updates on the Instagram handle regarding Art Farm Museum and Community library. Check here: https://www.instagram.com/insightwalk/
31st August 2020
Dear All,
We are tackling the COVID-19 crisis in a two-fold way:
  • Immediate help: This includes distributing ration supplies, everyday essentials, and education kits and resources
  • Sustainable help: Setting up an In-house ration model for ending the hunger crisis, setting up a Community Library which will serve as an archive of best farming practices for more schools and for the nearby villages.
  •  The goal is not just to distribute resources and supplies and fix the problem for the short term, but to address the issue at its roots and create a sustainable community-led solution that can be easily replicated, adapted, and implemented in the future during any crises. 
Update on the Community Library which will serve as an archive of best farming practices to grow food for more schools and for the nearby villages.

  • This library aims at passing on the best practices, learning from failures, community wisdom from skilled artists, and elderly farmers, etc. to many more children, farmers, and villagers from the nearby places.
  • Also, these are not just storybooks, they are documenting their learning using multiple skills like stitching, hand embroidery, photography, story writing, painting, poetry, illustrations, etc. 
  • This way, despite the lack of E-learning content access, each child is learning by participating and observing real-time situations.
  • Some of the materials they have already designed for the library include hand embroidery book on the life cycle of crops which they have cultivated, documenting the first 30 days of the lockdown, documenting native birds and animals, migratory birds, book on limitations of traditional farming equipment and their modern-day affordable alternatives, book on making organic colors and organic fertilizers, book on mixed farming, etc. 
For regular updates and progress please follow our Instagram handle here: https://www.instagram.com/insightwalk/
Dear All,
We are tackling the COVID-19 crisis in a two-fold way:
  • Immediate help: This includes distributing ration supplies, everyday essentials, and education kits and resources
  • Sustainable help: Setting up an In-house ration model for ending the hunger crisis, setting up a Community Library which will serve as an archive of best farming practices for more schools and for the nearby villages.
  •  The goal is not just to distribute resources and supplies and fix the problem for the short term, but to address the issue at its roots and create a sustainable community-led solution that can be easily replicated, adapted, and implemented in the future during any crises. 
Update on the Community Library which will serve as an archive of best farming practices to grow food for more schools and for the nearby villages.

  • This library aims at passing on the best practices, learning from failures, community wisdom from skilled artists, and elderly farmers, etc. to many more children, farmers, and villagers from the nearby places.
  • Also, these are not just storybooks, they are documenting their learning using multiple skills like stitching, hand embroidery, photography, story writing, painting, poetry, illustrations, etc. 
  • This way, despite the lack of E-learning content access, each child is learning by participating and observing real-time situations.
  • Some of the materials they have already designed for the library include hand embroidery book on the life cycle of crops which they have cultivated, documenting the first 30 days of the lockdown, documenting native birds and animals, migratory birds, book on limitations of traditional farming equipment and their modern-day affordable alternatives, book on making organic colors and organic fertilizers, book on mixed farming, etc. 
For regular updates and progress please follow our Instagram handle here: https://www.instagram.com/insightwalk/
24th August 2020
Hi All!! It’s been raining heavily in several parts of Kolhapur. Almost all the students’ parents lost their livelihood in the lockdown. With the rural economy destroyed over several decades, it just gets worse. Students decided to face the crisis by putting their skills to work.⁣

They used their stitching skills & designed masks for the community members. When rampant power cuts became an issue, they made a portable washing machine & a dryer using everyday materials. Nothing fancy.⁣

JUST GOOD DESIGN SKILLS, CREATIVITY, EMPATHY, AND SCIENCE.⁣

While they were exploring the washing machine dryer, a few of them wanted to understand more about the science behind a hairdryer. That’s when they ended up designing this portable hair dryer that can be used for drying masks.⁣

It’s paramount to understand that we don’t need a fancy education model where millions are spent on creating a structure that fails to create opportunities when students can connect with the surroundings & apply their learning.⁣

In a nutshell, they stitched the masks even for their family members, then made a portable washing machine to wash the mask every day, & finally, a portable dryer. What’s next? We don’t know, & that’s the power of letting children design their own syllabus & learning goals.⁣

Thank you for supporting the work we do. There’s a long way ahead. With our COVID support campaign, we are utilizing resources in 2 ways:⁣

1. Immediate support includes ration, education supplies, art & science supplies, skill-based resources, etc that help children continue their learning.⁣

2. Letting children design long term solutions to combat such crises. This includes Solidarity Art Farm, growing & storing food supplies, documenting learning by writing books for the library that can be used by nearby villagers to replicate the process, etc.⁣

For regular updates please check our Instagram handle here: https://www.instagram.com/insightwalk/

Thank You.
Hi All!! It’s been raining heavily in several parts of Kolhapur. Almost all the students’ parents lost their livelihood in the lockdown. With the rural economy destroyed over several decades, it just gets worse. Students decided to face the crisis by putting their skills to work.⁣

They used their stitching skills & designed masks for the community members. When rampant power cuts became an issue, they made a portable washing machine & a dryer using everyday materials. Nothing fancy.⁣

JUST GOOD DESIGN SKILLS, CREATIVITY, EMPATHY, AND SCIENCE.⁣

While they were exploring the washing machine dryer, a few of them wanted to understand more about the science behind a hairdryer. That’s when they ended up designing this portable hair dryer that can be used for drying masks.⁣

It’s paramount to understand that we don’t need a fancy education model where millions are spent on creating a structure that fails to create opportunities when students can connect with the surroundings & apply their learning.⁣

In a nutshell, they stitched the masks even for their family members, then made a portable washing machine to wash the mask every day, & finally, a portable dryer. What’s next? We don’t know, & that’s the power of letting children design their own syllabus & learning goals.⁣

Thank you for supporting the work we do. There’s a long way ahead. With our COVID support campaign, we are utilizing resources in 2 ways:⁣

1. Immediate support includes ration, education supplies, art & science supplies, skill-based resources, etc that help children continue their learning.⁣

2. Letting children design long term solutions to combat such crises. This includes Solidarity Art Farm, growing & storing food supplies, documenting learning by writing books for the library that can be used by nearby villagers to replicate the process, etc.⁣

For regular updates please check our Instagram handle here: https://www.instagram.com/insightwalk/

Thank You.
Rs.27,150 raised

Goal: Rs.45,000

Beneficiary: Insight Walk Ed... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted
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