Our Initiatives

Capacity building workshop

at kaliram borooah girls’ high school, guwahati, assam

Project Saathi organised its first Capacity Building Workshop at Kaliram Borooah Girls’ High School, Bharalumukh, Guwahati on January 2nd-3rd, 2020 for students of classes 7-10. With a volunteer count of 20, the workshop catered to over 80 students. The Workshop held exclusive sessions of Self Defence, Gender Sensitization, Importance of Extracurricular Activities, followed by activity-based Hobby Sessions. Dedicated mentors had been appointed for each session based on their areas of expertise.

You may find the link to the aftermovie of the workshop here.

Project Saathi also partnered with the institution to provide mentorship to over 100 students from classes 7 to 10 in the career pursuits. The organisation is in touch with the institution on a regular basis to cater to any requirement that it can provide from its end.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Education and Mental Health of Students

Following the successful completion of our Student Discussion Forum, and on the basis of our self-developed Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Education and Mental Health of Students, Project Saathi, in collaboration with Baatein Ankaheesi, came up with the much-awaited “Panel Discussion” on the same topic. The discussion was held on 14th June, through the Zoom Cloud Meetings. Our registrations were up by a huge number, reaching out to over 120 people, and several more on our Facebook live.

 

The Panel was moderated by Ms Pallabita Barooah Chowdhury, who is a student counsellor at IIT Guwahati.

 

Our distinguished panelists included: Ms Anubha Goyal( Principal, Royal Global School), Ms Mrinali Chowdhary( Vice-Principal, Army Public School Narangi), Dr. Shambhavi Samir Alve( Child Psychologist and Psychotherapist), and Ms Rythm Aggarwal( Co-founder and Director, The Atelier).

 

Throughout the discussion, the panelists answered important queries regarding online classes and how the  mental well-being of the students and the teacher community should be of high priority, especially during difficult times like these. Project Saathi, after compiling the data collected from over 100 students, presented certain key findings to the panel and a number of positive recommendations were also shared by Debargha Roy, our Founder and President of Project Saathi. The Panelists further took up the recommendations and talked about the nuances of the same. Overall, the Panel Discussion allowed our organisation to take a step further, and definitely closer to achieving our goals.

Project Saathi, in collaboration with Baatein Ankaheesi, organised the maiden edition of its Peer Mentor Discussion Series through the platform of Zoom Cloud Meetings from 1st April, 2020 to 15th April, 2020 with sessions every alternate day by experienced and celebrated mentors from across fields like social work, law, economics, physics, liberal arts, designing, journalism and mass communication, humanities and social sciences and aviation.

The initiative was to provide a platform for school students to hear from college students about their college life and how they made the most out of it. With upto 45 registrations, this initiative catered to school students to understand their calling and initial year college students to hear from their seniors on how to make the most of their college life.

College life series #1 

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College life series #2 

Project Saathi successfully conducted its second edition of the College Life Series- a Peer Mentor Discussion Series through the platform of Zoom Cloud Meetings from the 20th of May to the 3rd of June, running the sessions on every alternate day. We had yet another amazing set of enthusiastic college students and young working professionals from various fields. The initiative helped the school students to receive a better and holistic understanding of how admission processes work, how college is different from school, and how it is to have varied work experiences. Our second edition of CLS saw a massive increase in the number of registrations, wherein we received over 120 registrations for the sessions, and had nine mentors who gave in their best to share their little stories with the students. The College Life Series truly and closely amplified our Motto- “Saathi: A Mentor For Life!”

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RESEARCH ON IMPLEMENTATION OF MID-DAY MEAL SCHEME IN ASSAM

The Research and Development Division of Project Saathi has announced its first research project through the study on the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Assam. The project is being conducted in collaboration with Mr. Koustav Mani Saharia, a final year B. Tech (Food Engineering) student from Tezpur University. The project aims to study the implementation of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government and Government-aided Schools across Guwahati and come up with policy recommendations to make the system better and more efficient.

The Research and Development Division invites applications to all interested candidates to join the team as Researcher and be a part of this project. All interested candidates may write to us at info@projectsaathi.org.

the Saathi blog 

To promote research in the field of education amongst scholars and researchers, and provide a platform for budding writers to find a place to present their work, Project Saathi has started with its blog. You may find the link to the blog here. You may submit your blog under two categories:

  1. Academic Blogs on policy issues relating to the field of education;

  2. Expression of ideas in the form of stories, poems and artwork reflecting contemporary challenges in this field.

 

Please send us your draft(within 1500 words and hyperlink citation) at info@projectsaathi.org with the title “SUBMISSION FOR BLOG”.