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Let's Spread Smiles, this Joy of Giving!

In one of my Grade 5 groups, while facilitating a session on Empathy, Rashida(name changed) asked, “Bhaiya, could you just tell me what is the literal meaning of Empathy?”

I explained to her the meaning with an example. Next week, she came to the class with this beautiful poem-

एम्पथी जब मैं दिखाती हूँ, तो बहुत खुश हो जाती हूँ।
जब मुझे लगता है कि मैं सबको समझ पाती हूँ,
तो बहुत खुश हो जाती हूँ। दोस्तों के लिए मॉनिटर के रूप में,
उनकी थोड़ी स्ट्रिक्ट दोस्त बन जाती हूँ। जब मेरा कोई गिर जाता है,
मैं दुखी हो जाती हूँ। जब हमारा पेपर आता हम खुश हो जाते हैं।
जब मेरी चीज़ घूम हो जाती,मैं रोने लगती हूँ ।
किसी को समझना आसान नहीं होता,फिर भी कोशिश करती हूँ।"

(When I act with empathy, I feel very happy.
when I feel I am able to understand others, I feel very happy.
In the form of a monitor, I become a little strict friend to my friends.
When someone falls, I feel sad.
When our papers come, We feel happy.
When I lose something, I start crying.
to understand someone is not easy, but I still try.)

On this day, the poem became the syllabus for my class to unpack the concepts of empathy. Together as a team, we tried to understand in which line has the poet tried to show empathy and how does it look. Some of my students answered, "Bhaiya when she says that we should understand and respect each other, that's empathy"

At Apni Shala, we build Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities for children in municipal schools, low-budget private schools and other NGOs, primarily in M and L wards of Mumbai.Our vision is to build social and emotional competencies among individuals so they can constructively engage with society and have a harmonious co-existence. I facilitate to over 250+ students every week so that they reflect upon their emotions,channelize their thoughts and explore their competencies.I believe Social and Emotional Leaning gives a way to students to constructively engage in dealing with challenges of every day lives.

Our spaces are designed with art, drama, songs, games and community projects. To create a more wholesome and long-lasting impact, we also work with parents, guardians, teachers and other stakeholders through our awareness sessions and campaigns.

I shall be forever grateful to Apni Shala for providing me a platform where I can be a part of such meaningful conversations.

My aim of this campaign is to raise an amount of INR 26,000 to provide Year Long SEL to 10 of my students. Akash Gaikwad, who has joined Apni Shala as a fellow is supporting me in this campaign.

Support me to spread smiles by contributing to my campaign! Lets Spread Happiness in this Joy of Giving Week!

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Shahbaan Shah & Akash Gaikwad
Contact us at : shahbaan.apnishala@gmail.com or akash.apnishala@gmail.com or call us on 8898377754/7304304836 to know more about this campaign and our work!

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Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
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Keep up the excellent job being done by ApniShaala

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All the best, you both are sooo good and I believe in the work apni shala does :)