Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Beyond Manzil

Teacher Retreat

Teacher Retreat at Heritage School, Gurgaon

We wanted to celebrate Teacher's Day with our Manzil’s teachers to make them feel special. On that day, all Manzil teachers met each other and shared their thoughts, experiences, learnings and happy moments. Every year we celebrate differently. We thought let’s do something different at this time, so the teachers would learn more and enjoy as well.

Gratitude Note

Being the Good There is in the World: Team Seva

Team Seva and Manzil Core Members

Behind many of the new initiatives at Manzil in the past two years have been two words- Team Seva. From robotics class to learning trips, Team Seva has been a strong partner and is a factor in helping us to continue to be better. 

Manzil Got Talent

Chittaranjan the Artist

Hi, my name is Chittaranjan. I'm 22 years old and I have been living in Delhi since my childhood. I love painting, drawing, and cartoons. I learned drawing through cartoons then after some years, I left drawing and painting. It was so hard for me to keep concentrating on my art so I thought that I should start drawing and painting as my hobby.

Inspirational Story

Alohomora Education Foundation

We are back with another inspirational story. We are very happy that this time we are writing about Alohomora Education Foundation. Alohomora also works in education sector. Pooja who works with Alohomora took the initiative for this Article. We thank her from the bottom of our heart for writing this. Here is the full story:

Hi friends my name is Pooja, I work with Alohomora Education Foundation as a facilitator. The organisation was started by Parinita Didi and Divakar Bhaiya in 2015. We run a program in 9 government schools and communities of Delhi. It's a nonprofit organisation. We work with 11th and 12th-grade students to make them Self Aware and Independent learners so they can prepare themselves to achieve their life goals. To achieve this, we run a program in schools which is divided into three parts: Digital Literacy, Self-learning Project and Career Readiness. We take sessions with the students to help them realize how much potential they have and how they can find their career interests by themselves. 

I work with 11th-grade students in Kalkaji School. I faced many challenges when I started facilitating sessions in the classroom, such as talking to the principal, and my biggest challenge was managing a big class of 35-40 students. Then I started sharing my experiences and problems with my team. I got very helpful and useful feedback from everyone which helped me so much in my session facilitation and now I am facilitating independently in Kalkaji school. 

One day after finishing the session I was coming back home with a student from my class in the same auto. I asked her about her aspirations for future to which she replied that "I don't want to become anything in the future because I don't think my family will support me as my siblings and I have been living with my uncle's family after my parents' death. My uncle doesn't want us to go out and study further". Then she went on in a flow to share her life issues, without thinking, as if she was longing for someone to hear her out. There are so many students like her who want to share their stories like this.

In Alohomora we provide that safe space/environment for students where they can share their opinions, experiences and ask questions based on their curiosity and dreams in their life.

We provide them that safe space through our program. Now we are starting our program in Gurugram also so we are looking for more people who can help us in the program execution in schools.

मेरा तजुर्बा मंज़िल क्रिकेट टीम के साथ

मेरा तजुर्बा मंज़िल क्रिकेट टीम के साथ

हेल्लो, मेरा नाम राधिका है, मैं अपना तजुर्बा बताने जा रही हूँ ! मंज़िल की क्रिकेट टीम के साथ खेलकर मुझे जितना अच्छा लगा वो मेरे लिए लिखकर या मेरे शब्दों में बयाँ करना बहुत मुश्किल है | पर फिर भी मैं वो सारी बाते लिखकर जाहिर कर रही हूँ | मेरा पूरा नाम राधिका चोरसिया है, मैं मंज़िल की अंग्रेजी (प्रैक्टिस) की क्लास में अंग्रेजी सीखने आती हूँ |