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  Journey To Divinity - Odissi Recital
Journey to Divinity" is a tribute to swami Vivekananda , through Indian classical dance by Odissi exponent Shubhada Varadkar. it portrays various aspects of Swamiji's philosophy and is base on the poems of Swamiji."Journey to Divinity" takes a kaleidoscopic view of Swamijis life in narrative form. it uses classical dance in conventional sense but also includes commentary and visuals.this is the recording of the programe organised by Shri Ramakrishna Mission and Vivekananda Youth Forum. or scheduling a show of this Tribute, please email or call us.

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Handcrafted products created by "Srujan" VYF's vocational training project. Young women and girls have handcrafted jewellery i.e. earrings, necklaces, bracelets. Hand painted diyas by "Sandhyalaya" students.



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Sandhyalaya
  • VYFs first ever project, started with five slum children, has impacted the lives of over hundreds of children from neighboring slums in the last two decades. The majority of the children are first generation learners. Their parents are illiterate and mostly work as domestic help or temporary laborers.

  • Programme Objective Providing formal, non-formal value education , vocational training and nutrition to 1st generation learners

  • Location Greenfields, 19-D, Firdaus, 4th Road, J.V.P.D. Scheme, Mumbai 400 056, Landmark Opposite Mithibai college

  • Profile of children Age 5 18 years, originating from neighboring slums and attending municipal schools

  • Methodology for Formal Education
    • A team of teachers and volunteers meticulously plans out activities for every Thursday 2 days in advance
    • Children are divided into logical groups based on age/ aptitude and an able volunteer team is assigned to each group to impart lessons in basic and advanced Mathematics and English

    • Progress of each and every child is monitored and the programme is subsequently tailored to match every childs capability, grasp and response

  • Other programme highlights
    • Every session begins with a 30 minutes of Yoga conducted by a trained yoga guru and ends with children singing the Indian National Anthem

    • Non-formal education is offered using unique methods to make the children familiar with the world we live in

    • Activities such as drama, music, dance and intelligence games are conducted to ensure all round development of children

    • Twice a year the children go for educational excursions and day long picnics, fairs, exhibitions, circus, movies, trekking, etc.

    • Elder children are trained as leaders and act as volunteers for big social events guiding their younger counterparts

    • Vocational training is imparted in gift wrapping paper and card making, bag and envelope designing, candle making, jewelry designing and diya painting to enhance the creative skills of children and to create an alternative source of income for them. These articles are sold at various NGO exhibitions and to corporate offices with the profit going back to the children

    • Healthy snacks are distributed at the end of every session