Importance of Fellow-Teacher Engagement

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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Being the Change

  • neha singal
  • January 21, 2021
  • 4 min read

The last of human freedoms – the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances. Viktor Frankl We as a country and generation as a whole are more aware and ‘woke’ than ever before. We have access to information at our fingertips in this age of the internet and information which begs […]

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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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