WE LOVE ALL PEOPLE

"To empower people with integral education for realisation of self and well being of nation."

In IDP, Integral means whole, to develop the whole person. No two children are born completely alike. Current environment follows the ‘fit for all’ formula. This formula can rob their unique identities, worth and potential. IDP seeks to develop whole person i.e- Mind , body, heart and spirit. IDP searches out talents in each student and each staff member, and provides opportunities for using and nurturing those talents.

Values: 


1) First value of our project is ‘nothing can be taught’. Teacher is a helper and a guide . Teacher’s work is to suggest ideas and not to impose them on the students . 

2 ) Second value: It starts with the belief that there is greatness in every student and every staff member.


BE A MENTOR

 

“The purpose of mentoring is always to help the mentee to change something – to improve their performance, to develop their leadership qualities, to develop their partnership skills, to realize their vision, or whatever. This movement from where they are, (‘here’), to where they want to be. ”

 

If we try to learn about the lives of children and adolescents residing in slum communities, some particular issues can be observed, for example, lack of interest in education, domestic fights, economic issues, gender inequality, criminal issues, addictions, immature affairs. If we take a look at all these issues, we find a common root i.e. lack of guidance. All these issues can be solved by proper guidance and suggestions. How would it be if we realize this need of guidance within the adolescents in slum communities and hence, associate them with someone who can be their friend, philosopher, guide and parental figure.

If not all, the issues in slums can be solved one by one. We at N.Y.A.A.S.S. are doing the same. Adolescents residing in Sambhanagar, Shahunagar as Gosavi communities are going to be associated with some similar like-minded, well-educated and matured mentors. If we could provide them with someone who is their closed-one, understanding member, where the children will be able to speak their hearts out, try to make their own decisions, understand various concepts and situations, and then form a rational opinion about the same, then with the help of this project, we can definitely see the changes we are longing for.

 

Mentors and mentees will operate within an equal relationship with the focus on the person mentored. The responsibility for mentoring sits with the mentee. The mentoring programme maps across the Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) with an emphasis on personal and organizational capabilities. The goal of self-managed mutual learning and the need for mentoring is encouraged within the relationship as well as the desire for development in support of organizational goals.

 

There are six dimensions in this approach:

  1. Social Development

  2. Personal Development

  3. Career Development  

  4. Physiological Development 

  5. Emotional Development

  6. Psychological Development

PUSTAK PEDHI

Everything begins with an idea. Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. And we did the same thing. We started the initiative of ‘Pustak Pedhi’ back in 2019-2020 with a small spark of imagination, with a small idea. We understood that for any person to rise and shine, and become a better version of themselves, they need to go through the tough process of reinventing themselves. And what better way to empower someone and help them become a better version of themselves than books. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Thus began the idea of ‘Pustak Pedhi’ which loosely translates to “Book Bank”. Yes, you read that right, a book bank, where you give us your time in exchange for an abundance of knowledge and self-growth. The campaign’s mission is to motivate children to read by giving them access to age-appropriate books and reading resources, and working with them to make reading a fun and beneficial part of their daily lives.

 

 

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and help us explore and achieve and help us improve the quality of life.” -Sidney Sheldon Everything begins with an idea. Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. And we did the same thing. We started the initiative of „Pustak Pedhi‟ back in 2019-2020 with a small spark of imagination, with a small idea. We understood that for any person to rise and shine, and become a better version of themselves, they need to go through the tough process of reinventing themselves. And what better way to empower someone and help them become a better version of themselves than books. 

Thus began the idea of „Pustak Pedhi‟ which loosely translates to “Book Bank”. Yes, you read that right, a book bank, where you give us your time in exchange for an abundance of knowledge and self-growth. The campaign‟s mission is to motivate children to read by giving them access to age-appropriate books and reading resources, and working with them to make reading a fun and beneficial part of their daily lives. Books are a great platform to help you with a variety of things. In this world of the internet, children are getting lost somewhere. We help them find themselves and rekindle the essence of reading. The initiative of „Pustak Pedhi‟ is not just meant for the child reading it, but it also inculcates a habit of reading amongst their siblings, their parents, their friends, and all their social group. 

This instills reading as a habit in the entire community in general. And a well-read community is an empowered community. And as a cherry on top, the libraries that we set up are not just „for the children, but they will also be „by the children. This means that the libraries being set up will be and be run by one of the residents of the Vasti. The child will take care of their library and we will take care of whatever they need. These children also keep an eye on inventory, help other children find suitable books according to their preferences and also help us understand the needs of children better, providing us with the scope to improve. And if thoughts such as when, where, and who conducts these sessions are still lingering in your mind, then let me clear them for you. Currently, we are working on 3 Vasahats in Karvenagar. We are working in three places namely San Vasti, Kamana Vasahat, and Gosavi Vasti. And we plan to keep on adding more and more books and more and more areas to our collection. We have a collection of 900+ books with us. Thus, to summarize, „Pustak Pedhi‟ is an initiative for us to inculcate the habit of reading in children, in turn, the community as a whole and helping them with all they need for it. We feel if we empower the young minds of the community today: we help build a strong, wellread, and developed society tomorrow. Because, „Padhega India, Tabhi Toh Badhega India.”



PAREES

Parees’ project started especially to provide education opportunities for tribal communities’ children. Our main objective is to provide education to the children of this Pardhi community and make them available for educational as well as occupation opportunities. 

We have observed that even though we admit tribal children in school, they are adamant on going to school regularly as the curriculum taught there does not seem to be relatable with their day to day lives.

The examples seen in the books are very much different from their reality while language becomes another issue where the mother-tongue of the children is completely different from that of the local languages used in schools.

Teachers are not aware of the tribal culture of the student and this is the biggest hindrance in creating a student-teacher relationship. The time period and schedule used by the teachers is not comfortable for these children. As well as, the children are used to living in an open environment which leads to their lack of interest and bond with teachers and syllabus between the 4 walls of the classrooms. It is necessary to understand the mentality and needs of these children, communicate with them and then begin with the education they are comfortable with. Our Parees project aims to do such work.

Through the Parees project, we admitted 8 children in the nearby Samrat Ashok Vidyamandir School which is a government school. We also admitted 4 students to Punarutthan Samarasta Gurukulam in Chinchwad, which is a residential school especially run for Pardhi students by honourable social worker Girish Prabhune Sir. We have also conducted some awareness programmes for educational awareness in the community.