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INDEED Foundation

Posted by Admin in ATMA MODEL, FEATURED, UPDATES | 14 Dec 2017

The vision of India – Driving Education Empowerment and Development  (INDEED) Foundation is to transform lives of rural children by providing the platform and exposure to quality education, character development and skill enhancement.   INDEED Foundation works with the conviction that quality education, guidance and exposure would help rural children break free from the vicious circle of poverty and ignorance in order to become successful. It believes that wholesome Education


This is a guest post by Aditya Kv, founder of UMOYA Sports. Follow their activities on Facebook here. A sports injury which forced me to be bedridden for a long period of time enabled me to realise the various challenges faced by people with disabilities (PWD) on a daily basis. During my Teach For India fellowship, there were four children with intellectual disabilities in my classroom. These children suffered the same


This is an article contributed by Pi Jam Foundation. Know more about their work on http://www.thepijam.org/projects.html and follow them on Facebook. Pi Jam Foundation is a Section 8 entity that aims to provide access to technology and build essential skills like problem-solving, programming, and design thinking through a STEM approach for students from low-income schools. We focused our operations on the following broad aspects in low-income schools across Pune.  Access to technology


Support India Foundation

Posted by Admin in ATMA MODEL, FEATURED, UPDATES | 14 Dec 2017

This is a guest post by Somnath Sarkar, founder of the Support India Foundation. Support India Foundation was created to provide free education to the children in Delhi and works with the resources available on the Atma Network to scale their operations. Know more about their work on http://supportindiafoundation.in/and follow them on Facebook at Support India Foundation The Support India Foundation’s Slum Study Centre in Delhi was initiated to educate children and promote soft skill


Members from the Gati cohort visited Sarthak Educational Trust and Youth4jobs in April to understand their training and placement practices. Both organisations have a pan-India presence and have succeeded in training and finding employment for thousands of candidates with disabilities, often from marginalised communities within the country. Through our site visits, we explored training and placement practices within these organisations, hoping to integrate crucial pre-vocational skills within the classroom. Here


As part of the Gati programme, Atma is exploring more deeply the approaches to education of students with disabilities. This is the first blog is about the differences between an IEP approach to curriculum and a standardised approach to curriculum. For this blog we consulted with Dipti Gandhi – Founder CEO at Muskan & Sonali Saini Founder and CEO at Sol’s ARC. For a curriculum to appropriately stipulate students’ learning outcomes, it


Gati is a meeting of minds to bring about a positive change in the disability sector. Last week we concluded the second meeting of Gati. The member organisations (currently 20, and growing) make use of the platform to formulate best practice, tackle mutual challenges and take up advocacy for the rights of children with disabilities. Thanks to Mann – Centre for Individuals with Special Needs, Arpan by Yash Charitable Trust


Gati – a first of its kind consortium on the disabilities sector took place on November 25, 2016 in Mumbai. Select group of organisations, leaders and expert practitioners convened over mutual challenges and best practices in this event organised by Atma. Sonali Saini, Founder, Sol’s ARC said, “I want to have a healthy dialogue about what the issues are. First thing that is required is a realisation that change is


Atma’s Executive Director Mary Ellen Matsui has won a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business in the ‘Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit- More Than 10 Employees’ category. Heartiest congratulations to other winners! SILVER STEVIE WINNER: The Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam, Brisbane, QLD, Australia BRONZE STEVIE WINNER: Move This World, New York, NY USA: Move This World This is Atma’s second Stevie Award. In


  Atma has formed an expert group of practitioners from 20 different NGOs in Mumbai who will collaborate to improve access to quality of education for Persons with Disabilities. ‘Gati – A consortium on education for Persons With Disabilities’ will take place on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Atma Executive Director Mary Ellen Matsui says, “Gati is a place for knowledge creation and sharing in the disabilities space. At Gati, participants