A June Orientation was organised for the teaching and non-teaching staff of Hunar Ghar between the 19th and 29th of June in Udaipur. The dates for the Orientation are just ahead of the new academic year that begins with an enrolment period at Hunar Ghar at the start of July. It is a nice opportunity to have everyone from Hunar Ghar in one place for 10 days and through different sessions discuss (a) the new initiatives in the school in the coming year, (b) new concepts and (c) ideas from everyone on making improvements. Here our new Chief Operating Officer, Sanjiv Ray, shares an overview of the sessions that took place… Read More At Educate for Life, we believe that it is our teachers who enable us bring our vision of creating an amazing school to life. The 10-day June orientation programme was a time for teachers to explore new methods of learning, understand formats that will enable them plan their lessons, sessions and the year better and reconnect their work with the values that form the foundation of Hunar Ghar. With the new academic year started, teachers at Hunar Ghar reflected upon their experiences at the orientation, their takeaways from the sessions conducted and their plans for the year ahead.
The June Orientation for this year was conducted between 15th June – 25th June. The underlying theme for this year’s orientation was to strengthen a series of transitions both in Bakhel and within Educate for Life to create a larger impact. Co-founders of Educate for Life Ed Forrest and Akshay Patel, representatives from Apni Shala, school leadership expert Madhu Sareen and our interns Leah, Wuraola and Joshna took sessions that focussed on adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of our first generation rural learners and work in partnership with the community to run a quality school integrated with health and community services.