SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Our school education system, especially the schools for the underprivileged, mostly ignores the emotional component in teaching. Although while all schools claims to be inclusive, most of the students are left out of emotional care a school is objected to provide. This makes most of the students feel their presence just do not matter and gradually, they become invisible, leaving a scar in their lives which makes them indifferent and withdrawn by the time they reach adulthood.

WE BELIEVE emotional support is extremely needed for nurturance of children so that they grow up in emotionally safe space knowing there are people on whom they can fall for emotional solace and there are people who cares for them.

STRENGTHENING
EMOTIONAL
SUPPORT

BUILDING
EMOTIONALLY SAFE
SPACES FOR
CHILDREN — RIPPLESS

SWF conducts workshops in association with Children First for Teachers, Children and Parents to address the issue of Proactive Emotional Health of children in a holistic manner.

The workshop trains the Teachers to identify and resolve emotional issues of children through ‘Connect, Coach, Care , Community and Commit', involving parents, the school and other stake-holders. The workshop also teaches the toddlers and young children what is safe and unsafe when touching or being touched by others which includes touch from friends, family and strangers.

48 TEACHERS FROM 15 NDMC SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN THIS VERY INTERACTIVE, INTERESTING & INVOLVING PROGRAMME

Thru, ‘Connect, Coach, Care, Community and Commit', the teachers were communicated how to include love, care, affection, appreciation, fondness, respect, cherish, delight, involvement, and many, many more such emotions while teaching.

They were told to identify emotional issues of children and how to resolve those issues involving parents & other stakeholders. Last but not least, they were further advised not to neglect their own emotional well-being.

Some amazing 'Moments of Pride' were shared by the teachers during the workshop.

The workshop concluded on 20th May with Certificate Distribution by Dr. Rashmi Singh IAS, Secretary, NDMC in a Closing Ceremony, held at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi.

Other dignitaries present in the ceremony included Shri R.P. Gupta, Director of Education, NDMC, Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee of Sleepwell Foundation, and other high-ranking officials of NDMC.

In empowering the teachers with skillset to help build a classroom where they can increase student engagement and enhance enjoyment in learning process—this workshop is expected to widen endless possibilities.

It is time we provide our children with emotionally safe zones to help them find their space and grow.

Feedback of Participants

"Workshop was very effective. It provided us with the solution to many of our problems we face in the classroom."

"Training materials were effective and helped us to find out various strategies for class engagement and improving sensory difficulties."

"It help us to prepare our Self-care Plan, to find out common goals for teachers and parents, how can we plan PTMs with maximum number of parents attending it. Sharing the moment of pride was the best experience."