The historical fishing village of Urur Olcott Kuppam plays host to an internationally renowned multi-genre cultural festival called the Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha. Jointly organised by fisher folk and volunteers from in and around the city, the Vizha hopes to celebrate and harness the power of performing arts (music, dance and drama) to build an inclusive, healthy and compassionate Chennai. The Beach clean-up is geared to readying the village for the festival. Volunteers from the city will join the fisher folk in sprucing up the village and the beach for the two-day festival that is to be held on February 10-11, 2018.
The Volunteers for this activity are required to assemble by 06:30 a.m at Thalapakatti Biryani, Besant Nagar Beach on February 3, 2018.
Nalandaway is organizing an art-centric celebration from January 5 to February 23, 2018 for Children of the Perambur Girls School. The different expressions and forms of Art will be enjoyed with their Parents & the Community.
The month-long celebration that involves various workshops and art engagement activities will culminate on Feb 23, 2018 with an Art Exhibition and a Stage Performance by the students. The Art exhibition will take place in the morning of the Finale, celebrating the Art, Craft and Lifestyle that is native to Tamil Nadu. Students, with their learnings from the Paper Mache workshop to happen on the 18th and 19th of January, will make models and display them to resemble a typical Tamil Village.
Though the Exhibition process is supported with a Paper Mache workshop conducted by Prof. A. Z. Ranjit, we need volunteers with a background in arts, who can be part of the workshop and help the Children in putting the exhibition together. We are looking for people who can learn from the workshop and guide the children in making their models.
The Volunteers for this activity will be required to
- visit the school twice a week from 14:00 – 16:00 and guide the children in making their models support on February 21 and 22, 2018
- in setting up the exhibition scheduled on February 23, under the guidance of Prof. A. Z. Ranjit
Vision India Foundation invites applications for its next batch of fellowship. VIF selects committed young Indians and prepares them for a career in nation-building. Mentorship and financial support is provided to all the selected applicants.
- Good Governance
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Teach for India is looking for the brightest minds and hearts in the country to apply for our two-year Fellowship program.
The Fellowship is an opportunity to serve as full-time teacher leaders to children from low-income communities in India’s most under-resourced schools. After the two years, TFI Fellows become a part of the Teach For India Alumni movement where they work to drive systemic change and realise educational opportunity for all.
The Fellowship is a win-win; Fellows get an opportunity to develop leadership skills that will set them up for a career of their choice while they change children’s lives and build the nation.
- Fellows receive a monthly stipend.
- The program is a two-year, full time commitment.
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TFI is a chance for fellows to learn, contribute and take action towards dismantling education inequity in India. They will play a big part in solving India’s education crisis. The Fellowship enables fellows to give children the opportunity to change their lives and deepen their understanding of what’s required to attain educational equity. They’ll develop into a strong, caring and effective leader. The Fellowship uses the classroom and community as a lab of leadership where fellows practice vision, planning, execution and problem-solving, reflection and other key leadership skills. They’ll become a part of a growing network of change makers. The Fellowship will facilitate life-long partnerships and relationships with thousands of alumni and partners who will support fellows and deepen their impact as an Alumnus. Our alumnus add momentum to the theory of change we passionately believe in by being associated with the movement, throughout.
NDTV and Fortis has taken up the cause of organ donation and creating awareness through the campaign – More To Give.
There is an increasing need of organs for transplantation. Lakhs of patients suffering from end-stage organ failure such as kidneys, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and more will be benefitted. Negative perceptions and a general lack of actionable concern are the key challenges faced along this journey. If we officially pledge our organs, each of us, on passing, can save up to 8 lives by way of organ donation. Even in death, we can give life to those waiting in the dark.
A pledge walk for organ donation is organised across 7 cities. Participate in this Organ Donation Walkathon to support the cause and bust the myths around it. Details are given below:
Date: 26 November 2017, Sunday
Timing: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (all cities listed below)
City and Venue:
- Bengaluru: Fortis Hospital, 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opposite IIM-B, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076
- Chennai: Besant Nagar Beach (Elliot’s Beach)
- Delhi: Safdarjung hospital sports injury lawn (Please note changed venue)
- Gurugram: Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Sector 44, Opposite Huda City Centre, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
- Jaipur: Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Mohali: Fortis Hospital, Sector 62, Phase – VIII, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
- Mumbai: Fortis Hospital, D-702, Goregaon-Mulund Link Road, Mulund West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400078
India Fellow is a 13-month social leadership program. It includes working full time with a grassroots organization on a specific social issue. This, together with classroom training, peer sharing and mentorship empowers the fellows to find their leadership potential, shape careers, and in the process make a positive impact on our society. The application process for the next cohort of India Fellows is open, and the fellowship starts February 2018.
During the journey, the fellows gain deep insights and develop varied perspectives into the country, it’s people and the functioning; whilst contributing meaningfully to the host organizations’ social change mission. Also they are supported by a strong alumni network and mentors in their pursuit.
A combination of an immersive grassroots experience with a credible non profit along with training and mentoring will come together to help bring out the best in them. You can know more about the fellowship design here.
Watch a video which summarizes the fellowship’s philosophy here.