Importance of Fellow-Teacher Engagement

  • neha singal
  • September 2, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Monika Thangavelu, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis: I really think the most important aspect of the fellowship is to have continuous engagement with teachers. While we have a lot of spaces for children, it is essential we have spaces for teachers to share, express vulnerability, learn, grow and glow. I still remember my ice-breaker session with […]

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Whole School Transformation – The First Step

  • neha singal
  • August 27, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Abhinaya Sridharan, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis: Within the classroom, a child may shine. But, behind the scenes, there are key players helping the child achieve that. What can we do to ensure innovation thrives not just inside, but outside the classroom as well? First steps are usually the hardest to take. This rang true for […]

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A whirlwind of Visions

  • neha singal
  • August 12, 2021
  • 4 min read

Author: Charlene Judith Pereira, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis Visions are dreams with purpose and an element of certainty. The visions of the teachers made me hopeful.   “I want my students to be kind,”  the 3rd-grade teacher expressed, “They should be able to climb one step higher than me.” Visions are real. Visions are dreams, broken down […]

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I deserve to be seen and heard – offline and online

  • neha singal
  • July 31, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Monika Thangavelu, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis Beginning of the fellowship, I was not sure what an online classroom might look like. There are pros and cons to any new experience. At the end of the day, what matters is the efforts we put in to address the challenges that come along the way.  Everyone faced […]

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Shadows

  • neha singal
  • July 30, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Anjali Sarmah, Bhumi Fellow As a new entrant to the social sector, the first two months of the fellowship were quite challenging. It took a lot of time and continuous reflection to be able to work without external factors getting in the way. “Social change is a marathon, not a sprint.” I was told […]

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One Destination, Different Journeys – Part I

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  • July 20, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Neelanjana Varanasi, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis – With education being the final destination, it is intriguing to see how parents go about this journey. The roadblocks, the smooth roads, and bumps along the way. What it means to contribute to their child’s education and how they go about it.  Picture this – You’re trying to […]

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English? It isn’t that hard!

  • neha singal
  • June 8, 2021
  • 4 min read

Slowly, from singing our favorite English rhyme to using simple sentences, we started conversing in English during our classes. When we help children ‘learn and love’ the language in their ways- be it through singing, dancing for an English song, acting out a word, watching short films, or telling a story, it makes a difference […]

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Mathe-magic!

  • neha singal
  • May 25, 2021
  • 3 min read

Teaching 2nd graders numeracy is a tremendous responsibility. How does one make numeracy “fun” – this is the question that ran on my mind constantly. How do I make it relatable to them, so that they feel it is interesting enough to take part in the subject with me? Most importantly, how do I convert […]

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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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