Testimonials from Experts
Under the Centre for Inclusive Policy of Snehadhara, their latest project on Inclusion in Education is a much needed effort to close the gap between policies and implementation which will help the progress of inclusion in schools. It deepens one’s understanding and knowledge of the issues and challenges that one has to overcome in order to make inclusion a reality.
– V.S. Basavaraju, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Karnataka
In working with children – voice, rhythm, visual arts and play/games have become an integral part of my methodology. Parents of children are co-facilitators in the sessions so this is carried to homes as well. My interactions with parents have become meaningful as I am more aware of how I hold myself and them during the conversations. This is true of my close relationships as well, although I have not been able to do it as consistently like I have at work. In our training programme, we have consciously ensured the use of multi-arts in all modules. A truly engaging learning experience with the Prajñādhara team.
-Lakshmi Satish, Director, Mirra–Chennai
Inclusion is a very large goal. Millions of people face exclusion—because they are poor, or disabled, or illiterate, or many other reasons. Because of this vast exclusion, any effort at inclusion must also be built for scale. Snehadhara has correctly identified the need for training more and more people as practitioners of inclusion; each trained graduate of the API course will be a messenger for inclusion in a new space, taking Snehadhara’s work far beyond what it can itself do. And the arts are a perfect vehicle for this. Throughout history, the arts have helped societies to expand their horizons, and see new possibilities. They speak to people in multiple ways, and the fullness of expressions they contain are a natural fit to the fullness of belonging at the heart of the inclusion agenda
-Dr. Ashwin Mahesh, Urbanist & Social Technologist
Testimonials from Students
My experience at Prajñādhara: I can only say that (metaphorically) I came in as a tornado, let loose and went back as a peaceful monk. The energy of my mentors, their support and the course in itself was so effective that they have a huge hand in changing the way I lead my life, with the energy that can be useful for others productively. The experience brought in direction and focus on making every aspect of our life better not just professionally but personally as well. Prajñādhara has been a blessing in my life.
It was a great learning experience that creates opportunities for skill enhancement, sharing, personal development, thus fostering a community feeling. It has been very personally rewarding and enlightening.
It was a great learning experience. We are grateful for our great mentors Geetu and Sumathi who guided us, challenged us to go beyond our comfort zone and provided the support required. The course was an enriching learning experience and I’m happy to have done it under Prajñādhara.