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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

Atma was declared as the Silver Stevie Award winner under the ‘Company of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations – Small’ category at 6.30 p.m. IST on August 11,2016. We are humbled with the recognition received for our work in the development sector in Mumbai on an international platform. We’d like to thank the Stevie Awards judges for their encouraging comments about the Atma Accelerator Programme and our impact.

Volunteer Alumni Spotlight: Jason Tavares

Posted by Admin in FEATURED | 08 Aug 2016

I finished my six-month volunteer stint with Atma just before the start of the London Olympics, so why then am I writing this days before the Rio games start? Because I wanted to give an account of my time volunteering as well as what it has enabled me to achieve over the past four years. I decided to volunteer for Atma at a time in my life later than most volunteers, at the

The Yes Foundation Media for Social Change Fellowship saw eight bright, young minds join the Atma team as volunteers. They have been helping partner NGOs like Gharkul, Anandi, Spark-A-Change Foundation and Karunya Trust with their projects like creating brochures, websites, newsletters and videos. Greeshma, one of the Yes Fellows says, “This was my first attempt at social work. I was really looking forward to bringing my fresh ideas and strategies to

It was a day of reminiscence and laughter as Apni Shala, Mimaansa, Udaan Foundation, St. Willibrords School, and Oscar Foundation bid a nostalgic farewell. Here are some of the highlights from the ceremony: Originally starting at 2 schools and 200 students, Mimaansa has now grown to 8 schools and reaches over 1800 kids. Talking about their exceptional growth, Pooja, Founder, Mimaansa says, “I knew nothing other than neuro-linguistic programming and