Help A Girl From Bihar's Naxal Area Pursue A Professional Course

 I am Nalini and I live in Jamui, Bihar. I completed my bachelors from Kumar Kalika Memorial College in Jamui after which I started working with an organisation called i-saksham in Jamui itself. My role is to engage with girls of grade 6-8 standard in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (residential girls secondary school), to focus on their personal transformation. I focus on helping the girls know more about themselves, about self-control, working in groups, make them aware about social issues through discussions and skits, and the way they can face the challenges of growing up in a society that discriminates on the basis of gender.

Dancing, has always been more of a dream than a passion for me. I came across the diploma in Dance Movement Theory offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences and to my delight, got selected for it . This course is completely new and different for me and I had never heard about it, but when my friend Pragya told me about the course, it intrigued me and it was related to my work. I think with this course I can develop a give a new direction to my life and the way I work as I eagerly look forward to make the girls of Kasturba a part of it. Through this course I can work on enhancing self as well as others' capacity and knowing and expressing self better. From the perspective of kasturba girl's, I can help this to break their hesitation, to come forward and increase their awareness and agency. I think this is a very beautiful and relevant tool to engage with the girls  leading to immense learning and long term transformational changes in them.

I want to take admission in the course, but the one year course requires a one-time fee of Rs. 42,000 . With this, and some more help to sustain in Mumbai for few weeks, I can also pay for my travel to mumbai and accommodation till I find a part-time job to fund myself for the coming year.

Going to TISS or to Mumbai to study still feels like an unattainable dream to me. Please help me achieve that dream and give direction to the lives of kasturba girls of Jamui and myself. I hope this will give courage to other girls from small towns to dream of studying in state-of-the-art courses and institutions and become a part of the tribe of educated aware and responsible youth.
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8th July 2018
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported Nalini in getting admitted to the Dance and Therapy Movement course in TISS. Sharing one of Malibu's experience .
"I went to the house of my classmate, he  invited us for lunch. He had cooked herself.  First time I went to boy's house, it was a new experience for me. After eating we all got class together.  Today's class started by some refreshment movement then we shared reflection about yesterday class. Then we made group and read about Marian Chace. She is The Grand Dame of dance therapy. She told about major classification of DMT - Body action, Symbolism, Therapeutic Movement Relationship, Rhythm. After reading each group shared understanding on that thought We played game after reading. This game was something like that we stand in a circle and one by one each member said one word. They had to do movement related from word. In second round we said one line which is connected to feeling or emotions and also play movement.  Then we went to new campus after that I saw short film of DMT.  This movie basically about American Dance Movement Therapy. They uses of DMT in different kinds. Mam summaries about the movie then we shared own understanding. By the movement we think deeper about ourselves and understand  to feeling. This is the  good way of communication to each other and build  relationships. We also learn self expression, self control, corporation, support and trust. People become to comfortable with each other.  I did different movement but it's very energetic and unique. We had choose one partner which one play roll of mirror. Then  Mam play slow background music. As my movement moves, my partner did the same with me. We  changed the movement with such a good acquisition. Each movement had to slow down."
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