Fellow Journals – Page 2 – Bhumi Fellowship

A classroom with no walls

  • neha singal
  • May 18, 2021
  • 3 min read

From WhatsApp video calls to voice notes and Zoom meetings, we’ve learnt along the way. Every day is an experience in our online classroom and no matter what happens, we always try and show up the next day.   The virtual world is daunting, even for people with digital literacy. Taking on the role of […]

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The Journey So Far

  • neha singal
  • May 18, 2021
  • 3 min read

My journey so far has been about confronting what I have been running away from. It has been about understanding how the savior complex has played out in my journey.  With our cohort stepping into the second year of the fellowship, I am grateful for the year that has been. I am grateful for the […]

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Building Bridges

  • neha singal
  • April 28, 2021
  • 3 min read

Being a teacher involves establishing a culture of trust – with your students, parents, and co-teachers. As a new teacher and a virtual stranger, I wondered if it would be possible for me to achieve this in a virtual environment. Looking back, I can visualize how nervous I was for something as simple as calling […]

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I hail from the port city of Chennai, it was not until July 2017 that I had to bid goodbye to my home to pursue my undergraduate degree at FLAME University in Pune. I studied Digital Marketing and Design at FLAME, and also did a couple of Public Policy courses. I did a course called […]

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Purpose in the middle of a Pandemic

  • neha singal
  • March 16, 2021
  • 6 min read

I’ve always seen the world as beautiful, but it isn’t without its flaws and I began to see and acknowledge these inequities and inequalities once I stepped out of all the fictional stories and fairytales. I realised that a happy ever after is not handed to everyone on a platter and that it has to […]

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Change- From Architect to a Bhumi Fellow

  • neha singal
  • March 10, 2021
  • 4 min read

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”“Me? Oh, I’m going to be an architect!” I had my life mapped out at a mere eight years of age. Complete my schooling, get into a good architecture school, become an architect, and build something that would outlive me. I was to be the first […]

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Every child deserves every chance; No child should have their chances limited by poverty. Educational inequality and inaccessibility to education have been a persistent concern. Working towards addressing them during the normal times have itself posed serious challenges. Imagine, working to bridge the gaps in the educational system during the times of COVID-19.  Since March, […]

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