Teach For India
Our flagship program was launched in collaboration with Teach For India. We started our pilot program in 7 classrooms impacting 400+ students and worked in these classrooms for about 8 months and conducts 35 sessions. We enabled children to identify, recognise, understand and manage emotions. Additionally, the learning process involved sensitisation around issues like bullying, positive body image, positive classroom culture, anger management and exam fear. We used alternate education mediums such as art, storytelling, music, EQ activities and games, street play and role plays. At present , we are working in 3 TFI classes , New Delhi.
United Religions Initiative
Our second interstate collaboration this year happened to be in the nearby communities of an Army base camp in Jangalwar. We held Social – Emotional Learning Workshops for a week working with United Religions Initiative-North India and Afghanistan and 26 Rashtriya Rifles Regiment of the Indian Army in Kishtwar and Thathri Doda. We were motivated towards empowering girls and teaching them how to express their emotions and share their opinions in a safe curated space. We taught them identification, expression and management of emotions.
Project Bows Up
The Neemrana Music Foundation in collaboration is about teaching the violin to underprivileged children from the basti Sanjay Camp, Chanakyapuri. The musical practice helps gain confidence and awareness of culture, we expect that this project will favour social integration of underprivileged children. The children will build a valuable and much sought-after skill that will give them access to jobs as music teachers in schools: this is possible once they reach Grade 5 in the ABRSM* exams (5-7years). * ABRSM (Association Board of Royal School of Music)
NDMC – Summer Workshop
Light Up conducted a month long SEL workshop by collaborating with NDMC Summer Workshops. Social – emotional wellbeing themes were used to improve communication skills, confidence levels, stage presence, writing skills and reading comprehension. The workshops were held at Navyug School, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
We conducted EI (Emotional Intelligence) sessions that revolved around introducing the concept of family relationships and unity through interactive activities and creative expressive arts. We helped children learn to feel and express emotions, understand them and cope with the challenging events in the outside world.
We conducted a week-long workshop in a school and a residential home in Amalapuram and Payakaraopeta, Andhra Pradesh. We conducted our flagship program, teacher training and parent sensitisation sessions to support them in understanding the importance of social-emotional learning for children. The objective of the workshop was to equip children to identify, recognise, understand and manage emotions. We worked on themes such as anger management, exam fear and bullying.
The NGO conducts workshops in our communities using art as a medium to influence positive additions to people's lives- whether that is through empowering children with a voice and expression or/and through enabling individuals to support themselves through their art.