API is suitable for teachers, special educators, psychologists, speech, language and occupational therapists, arts therapists, social workers, persons working with or wanting to work with special needs and other vulnerable populations.
As the course will be conducted in English, applicants must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking in English.
Post-graduation degree or diploma in psychology, social work, humanities, medicine OR graduation in any stream (science, arts or commerce) with a minimum of two years or more field experience of working with vulnerable or special needs groups.
The graduation criteria will be waived for applicants having field experience of working with special needs groups for five years or more.
Interest, inclination or passion for the art forms is desirable, but prior training or expertise in drama, music or other art forms is not mandatory.
It is a prerequisite for the course to be a part of or attached to a host organisation such as schools for children with special needs, addiction recovery settings, care homes, geriatric care or other host organisations for their direct work with beneficiaries prior to starting the course.
Prajnadhara would consider applications from persons who don't meet the eligibility criteria but can demonstrate interest or engagement as well as work done in the fields of diversity, inclusion and arts practices.
Benefits for Host Organisations
We work with organisations in training the students, working with the direct beneficiaries and capacity building within the organisation by sharing best practices of our social inclusion programs implemented in the direct care space at Snehadhara.