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No means No

Often safety is looked from “fear” window or from a “rule” perspective. A session with Esha on personal safety threw some light on clear communication and the process of making safer decision. Esha works on personal safety with girls in Gujrat, the session brought an opportunity to make this topics even more open and sensitive.

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Magic of Gratitude

A day workshop to experience the magic of Gratitude with the team from SSY / RSVK pune

“I am sorry, Thank you” have becomes some etiquettes for some of us. But, it's not only about saying “sorry” or “thank you” but understanding what and why we hold forgiveness, what is gratitude or rather understanding what makes one grateful. The workshop began with questioning, What is happiness? What makes one happy? What is the role relationship in one's life?

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Play Back Theatre Ingredients

We did a show on playback theatre last year and left the audience mesmerising about the whole concept. This year once again we started practicing for the show in a conference. First question was to discover "what are the elements of playback theatre?" We all have understood that it's not at all about "acting".

Few ingredients which we have understood and that's all we practiced about

1 Team building - Listening to each other.

Empathy for the opposite gender - Teen Club

When we become teenagers an invisible wall gets created between boys and girls. At Aarohi it came to notice that there are some people I don't interact beyond the necessity that comes with living together and these people tended to be of the opposite gender.

Sports day or play day?

Sports, Play and Games are integral part of our living at Aarohi. We play everyday (community sports), but sometimes we play whole day long and we call it “sports day”.

Sports day at Aarohi began with planning :). Some wanted to conduct the sports - the criteria was “all ages should be able to play and participate”.

The rules of the sports were adjusted to ensure participation of all ages. The purpose was to just play and we all played.

A day full of playing different sports.

 

Rude Responses

Bad News - Teasing and Rude responses.

Good News - Teasing and Rude responses.

Well, the helpmates brought an opportunity to express “a lot of teasing happening, for smallest of the question there is rude response and the communication lacking compassion”. Thank you Lakshmi for bringing this up.

 

Some said

May be freedom to express makes one carefree

May be needs more challenges

May be not aware that there is a problem (teasing or rudeness is fine)

Making of an audio story

We learned how to make quilt. We found  a story book in the library about a quilt maker. We used the script from the book to make our own audio story. We rehearsed, we recorded and finally edited … here is also the story of making of the audio story.

A visit to making of playground

We play in playgrounds, but experience of working with people who create the playground was an humble experience. An opportunity to experience, creating a physical outdoor playspace - How a playground can be created, How one can design, How one can implement, How one skill can open up the doors of opportunity and how one can work in a highly professional environment.

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Dynamic Curriculum

Part of this week's curriculum - Month of May spread sheet in accounts, Making router access point and repeater to make Internet working, UPS passage, Different drawings, Making thin blade to be able to make a sellable product, researching about the wood which can be carved and  carve a tree, concentrating on shapes of cookies in baking, writing stories, designing business card and focusing on different colours, focusing on maths, science and Hindi, glass painting and focusing on bringing neatness, integer in maths, give a new look to library, towel hanger using curves apart from other

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Sense of Space

The measurement are not only about centimeters and inches or finding the conversion. It is much more joyous than just converting inches to feet and centimeters and meters. 
The joy of measurement is in developing the sense of space. What does this mean?

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