War heroes, veterans, soldiers, and the entire plethora of members of the Defense Forces are genuine role models, people who have the power to influence the masses, and people who inspire the entire nation. 50 children from our community were hosted by the Air Force Museum in Palam, kind courtesy of Group Captain Bhandari who very graciously interacted with all of them, inspired them to look at different career options, and told them about what it takes to be an officer of the Indian Air Force. It was the first museum visit that these children had ever gone for and the excitement was palpable. They immersed themselves in the history, the airplanes, and the war stories that the museum displays with enormous pride. This activity resulted in an experience that no one can take away from these children and brought an inherent amount of composure among them which will lead to them working harder to create and achieve their goals. The activity was followed by an impact story by Group Captain R.K. Singh, who shared his own journey in the Air Force from a background similar to the children’s, motivating them to empower themselves and aspire to better goals by working hard and creating the lives that they want. Over the last year, we have been calculating the impact that different activities have on the children and so far outdoor activities in smaller numbers have influenced them the most, enabling us to iterate according to their needs and growth patterns.
It is imperative that these activities have a regular turn around rate so as to deeply instill the values and skills that we are hoping the children of our community have been imbibing through various workshops, events, and activities customized to their skill sets, needs, and wants. Continuity will be achieved through regular happenings of similar nature and putting the children through interactive competitions among each other to ensure that they learn and carry forward the legacy we are working so hard for. If we can regularly host groups of 50-100 community school students, we can plan a bigger event within the Museum premises where all of them can come together and showcase everything that they learn in the form of a quiz, writing, or art competition, and or a public speaking event. This will ensure a safe space for them to experiment with what they have learnt and to express themselves through any form they so choose. Stimulating activities will help them retain the knowledge that they acquire, and we will be able to map their progress more efficiently.
Total No. of children
Nepali Refugee Slums, DBlock, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
No. of Adults
D-Block Parents and Volunteers Consultaton Guru Oroszlan
Museum Visit Impact Stories Interactive Session
Posters Key Rings
Special vote of thanks
On behalf of our children and our team, we would like to thank Group Captain Bhandari, Group Captain R.K. Singh and their entire team of officers who made the museum visit such a memorable one. We were awed beyond words with your stories and the professionalism that the entire event was conducted with. You have raised the bar very high for our upcoming events and you have inspired us to become better versions of ourselves. We are eternally grateful to you for all your help and support.
Glimpses of the event
DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS ASSAM
To run Hapkido (a form of Mixed Martial Arts) chapters all over North East to get children especially from lesser privileged communities involved in sports.
Holistic development through sports and hands-on, skill-based education.
To promote our work among the communities as a confidence-building measure with the locals.
To counsel children and create awareness about different career options, higher education, scholarships, and soft skill development.
Krishnaguru Vidyajyoti School
SPORTS AND NUTRITION AWARENESS WORKSHOP
TEACHER TRAINING SEMINAR
Train the trainers program
A team of 16 people was trained to run hapkido chapters all over northeast as well as create awareness about our programs for soft skill development, higher education counseling, as well as our national and international universities among the masses.
Assam has been kind and generous towards us since the beginning and we strive to create the impact that we are working towards very soon!
Measure. Learn. Compete
The Rise Games “Bahubali” Championship took place on 30th March in the grounds of Guru Sumer Akhada, which is in the heart of Delhi. It was the launch of our fast- growing sports development brand and we shared that space with the Countrywide Hapkido Federation of India who conducted their 6th year of Delhi National Championship. The mission of rising GAMES is to promote holistic development by creating awareness of ones’ fitness levels and other performing factors such as Sport and Training, Strength and Power, Stamina, Mobility and Stability, Nutrition, and Mindset.
We conducted the “Bahubali” competition with 32 teams which comprised of players from all walks of life along with over 800 children from our community who participated in a different set of games and activities conducted for them. The Bahubali competition along with the Hapkido Delhi Nationals was a one of a kind collaboration as well as a pre-event to Battle of Coaches, India’s first community sports event and the first merger to bridge the gap between sports and education.
Most of our participants came from P Academy, the pioneer of bodybuilding establishments in and around Delhi, Black Gym, and Fitness Future. The event was invigorating, fast-paced, and full of life. Aside from the partners that we are working with, our event was graced by the presence of representatives of the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board, Bodyfuelz, Rotary, JVC, Knox Securities, Paper Mate, Mr. Manoj Bakshi, and many more influential people who support us.
1) To collaborate with as many like-minded organizations as possible to achieve our mission of youth development through sports. 2) To get more players and coaches together for the purpose of education through sports. 3) To promote unconventional sports among the masses. 4) To give access to sports, open fitness centers, and a frugal way of fitness to children at the bottom of the pyramid. 5) To train more people and give them the skills to run our programs individually, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem at the ground level.
When we talk about change through sports and education among the masses, we must acknowledge the efforts of the children from our community. This event would not have been as successful as it was without the programs run by our community partners.
D-BLOCK, VASANT VIHAR
250 CHILDREN 50 PARENTS
GROUND RENOVATION AND CLEANING SETTING UP THE COMMUNITY CORNER FACE PAINTING DANCE PERFORMANCES SINGING SPEECH
DIKSHA SCHOOL, GURGAON
70 CHILDREN 5 TEACHERS
ARTS AND CRAFTS CORNER SHOWCASING THE WORK OF THE CHILDREN PRE-EVENT GAMES
CROWD CONTROL CONDUCTING PRE-EVENT GAMES FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT MANAGEMENT SECURITY
The entire event flow was managed by the members of our community, the children that we cater to in terms of education and sports. They have come a long way in the last 8 months and their progress shone through the way they managed every part that they were accountable for.
Glimpses Of The Event
Special Vote Of Thanks
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of BODYFUELZ, who not only sponsored prizes for the winning teams but they were present throughout putting in as much time, effort, and energy towards the event as we did, making it more exponential and spectacular for everyone present there. We are grateful for all your help and support and hope that you will continue your priceless patronage with us for all our events. Thank you for recognizing that community development is the biggest part of what we do and every entity that collaborates with us shares our mission and vision of the holistic development of the youth. We are indebted forever.
Our entire team of partners came on board to put together a spectacular event which will now translate into the biggest merger of sports and education through the Battle of Coaches between 8th – 10th May 2018. Our purpose of these events is to spread awareness about unconventional sports as well as to focus on youth development at the ground level. The event, even if it wasn’t perfect, was a great success and gave us a benchmark to grow upwards from hereon.
Sports Day Sankalp NWWA Feb 2018
Executive Summary- SPORTS DAY
The Sankalp Annual Sports Day event took place on 27th February 2018 to felicitate their children, parents, teachers, and the supporting members of their community and to showcase the abilities of the students of Sankalp. The theme of the event was inclusiveness and it shone through everyone sitting there. We had the honor of being a part of their event this year and it was a special, life altering day for a lot of us present there. This is the first time for us participating in this sphere of special education, and we hope to do a lot more work in this sector.
Key insights and observations
Inclusive special needs education: It is a prominent factor on the international agenda where creating a customizable environment for every child in the same class is encouraged. Although there are plenty of frameworks suggesting different methodologies, special emphasis on one to one education is extremely important.
Learning environment and Guidance & Care: These factors always go hand in hand with the care coordinator which includes cooperation with external partners, trainers, and teachers with mentoring roles.
Cross Platform: The buddy system that was introduced as part of the inclusivity initiative was very well received. It enables sensitization of young children towards children with special needs. Recommended teaching practices and student care should include special needs education which has not yet been integrated into teachers’ thinking and acting.
Community Strengthening: This event included children from NCS and Sankalp, this crossplatforming, as rare as it is, led to children building bridges, making friends, and enjoying the company of children outside their usual environment.
Behavioral Changes: Children who are sensitized to other people and are made to appreciate and celebrate each other’s differences will always be more empathetic and compassionate in nature compared to children who have not been given the chance to do so.
Difference in Schools: Sankalp is student-centered and fosters the development of the skills, knowledge and confidence of children with special educational needs, affirms their range of abilities and responds to their diverse academic and personal needs.
Every child learns differently and has individual needs. A child’s learning experience is enhanced by a commitment to inclusion through differentiation, positive classroom relations and family involvement. Positive learning experiences increase participation, enhance academic and social skills and increase attendance and retention rates.
Effective teaching involves the use of suitable teaching and learning methodologies, materials and arrangements. These include cooperative teaching, differentiation and the promotion of positive classroom relationships. A positive teaching experience enriches a teacher’s role and creates meaningful classroom experiences.
Our immediate next step would be to conduct a workshop between teachers from Sankalp and teachers from our other community schools, moderated by our head of training to conduct an evidence-based analysis as to how well cross platforming works for inclusivity. We will also perform a needs analysis of the students to determine the next course of workshops to help them grow.
We would like to thank Mrs. Anjana Bhardwaj, the entire team of Sankalp, and NWWA for giving us the opportunity to serve and interact with the children. It is our step towards working in the special education sphere and your support and guidance will go a long way. We hope to continue learning from you and your children everyday whilst giving our trainers the exposure to explore different options to enable these children to become strong, independent, and opinionated individuals. Regular workshops for teachers and parents will be organized to ensure maximum impact and awareness.
On behalf of our entire team, we thank you for organizing such an amazing event and for doing the work that you do with so much love and patience.
Glimpses of the event
It was overtly special for us because this was the first “Art for Good” competition that we did with all our schools present there. We took 400 of our children along with parents, teachers, and administrative staff from Diksha, Shikha Pathshala (3 branches), and D-Block (Nepali Refugee Camp and Bhanwar Singh Camp). It was the first time most of them had stepped inside a bus, a stadium, or had seen Uniformed officers up close, and it was an experience of a lifetime for them. The energy in the stadium was palpable as the kids cheered the players on, got pictures clicked with “The Real Heroes” and depicted their love for the Indian Air Force in the form of paintings.
The Air Force was very generous with space they allotted to our children as they were with the security provided, ensuring each child, parents, and teachers felt safe and were able to enjoy the experience without a care in the world. Subroto Cup was a turning point for our organization because that was when we realized that we will need to do a lot more for these children to ensure exposure and widening of their horizons. None of us have looked back since, and we have gotten more people on board as trainers, interns, and volunteers to cater to the children who will grow up to become Officers, Soldiers, Teachers, Artists, Doctors, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and much more.
Total No. of children
Diksha School Palam Vihar Celebrity Homes D-Block Slum, Vasant Vihar (Various Community Schools)
No. of Adults
Diksha Teachers Celebrity Homes Teacher D-Block Parents Shikha Pathshala Parents Consultation Guru Team Volunteers
Art Competition Interaction with the Soldiers Interaction with Mr. Manoj Bakshi
The Inaugural Caddie tournament at the Noida Golf Course took place on 17th September 2018, with a whopping participation of 90 golfers and as many caddies. In attendance and support were the board members of the NGC, Officials from Petroleum Sports Promotion Board, Indian Air Force, Media and publicity personnel’s, and people from various charitable organizations as well as members of the Noida Golf Course. The purpose of this event was to felicitate caddies and their families and to show appreciation towards all the hard work they put in day in and day out. Whilst giving them an opportunity to play the sport they have long been associated with, we wanted to conduct an awareness program for them and their families in terms of career awareness for their children, parental guidance for the parents, and overall mental health and happiness for all of them. The more NGC envisioned creating a change for the masses, the deeper they dug into their lifestyles, and realized the pressing need for access to sports and education for the Caddies’ families. The need to give their families access to high quality skill-based education ensuring better, bigger lives for them by widening their horizons and giving them a step up in the real world. All professional resources (5 trainers) were being brought on board to make sure that this vision plays through till the end, creating a wave of change through collaboration, team work, and the will to do something good; maximizing the benefits for everyone involved. The introductory program included a basic needs analysis of what the participants want to learn moving further, what resonates with them, and which aspects of our workshops would work the best for them.
To provide an equal opportunity platform to caddies- the foundation of Golf.
To create a sense of credibility among the masses.
To felicitate the caddies and their families for the support that they provide at the NGC.
To bring on new partners and create a holistic support system which works towards the development of the youth.
To ensure support and welfare in terms of education and awareness for the caddies’ families.
Activities & deliverables
Workshops/ Talks (The introductory workshops were a form of needs analysis to ensure knowledge of the needs and wants of the participants in terms of education and awareness. The workshops that follow will be a continuation of the same, customized according to the analysis of the participants.)
Giving your children opportunities to step up within limited resourcesBalancing work and personal life; Maintaining a happy homeAppreciating your children and giving them room to growImportance of hard work and mental healthImportance of career awareness, higher education options, and skill- based employmentProtecting your environment
Pens Badges Balls
When we talk about change through sports and education among the masses, we must acknowledge the efforts of the people who made this event possible and ensured its success.
Noida Golf Course:
Mr. Joseph Koshy
Mr. Simarjeet Singh
Mr. Deepak Gupta
The Global Kitchen
Mr. Rajeev Venkat
Mr. Kabir Talwar
Mr. Harinder Sharma
Mr. Shivdutt Mr. Krishanpal Mr. Sandeep Mr. Rajinder
Mr. Balswaroop Sharma Mr. Gangasharan Sharma Mr. Rajinder Sharma Mr. Dwarika
Mr. Jairam Mr. Mukesh Sharma
Mr. Sudesh Nayak
Secretary, Countrywide Hapkido Federation of India
Mrs. Vibha Chugh
Dr. Aradhna Singh
Group Captain A. K. Chordia
Senior Fellow, Center for Air Power Studies
Mr. Bipin Sharma
Mr. Bipin Sharma
Partners in Change
Mr. Pradyumna Barbora
Mr. Sudesh Kumar
Countrywide Hapkido Federation Of India
Mrs. Rajni Panwar
It is never the effort of one individual, but an entire coalition of people working towards the betterment of the game and its custodians. NGC took a step towards growing the game of Golf into the sport it truly is, instilling in the caddies that they do not have to be better than everyone else, they just need to become better than they ever thought they could be.
Glimpses of the event
Let the games begin!
The People who went above and beyond their call of duty to ensure the success of this event.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of Noida Golf Course for letting this vision play out as beautifully as it did. We would like to specially mention Mr. Joseph Koshy and Mr. Simarjeet Singh, without whom the event would not have been as successful as it was. A lot of time, effort, and resources went into this initiative and we hope to have delivered above and beyond what was promised, and we sincerely wish to make this a regular affair at NGC. Customized workshops on Career Awareness, Parenting, and Communication will be delivered at regular intervals (Time period to be decided) for the caddies and their families to ensure maximum utilization of developmental tools and resources present during and after the programs. We hope that this larger-than-life event resonates in the golf course for a very long time, keeping the wave of change alive even longer.
First time on a plane!
A day long adventure camp was hosted for 100 children of Nepali Refugee Camp, D-Block, Vasant Vihar, and Arambagh, Paharganj at Aeroplanet Aviation Training Institute, Dwarka, New Delhi on 22nd July 2018. Aeroplanet is a one of a kind facility that accommodates 2 actual airplanes where our children were given a once in a lifetime experience of being inside them, learning the mechanics of the planes, etiquettes of flying, experiencing turbulence, and gaining awareness about the job aspects of Pilots, Engineers, Air hostesses, Stewards, and ground staff, including an awareness program on Pilot training by Mr. Anil Sharma. It was a day full of hands on learning and fun activities like Ziplining, emergency evacuation training, wall climbing, trampoline training, net climbing, and various other indoor and outdoor activities.
Objectives of the event
Awareness about different career options for children at the bottom of the financial pyramid.
First hand experience of being inside a plane and acclimatizing the children to the idea of being in the Aviation industry.
Having fun while learning.
Enabling our children to aspire to bigger, better things for themselves.
It was the first time that most of our children had been inside an airplane.
Their intimidation turned into excitement as soon as the activities started.
The children were more interactive with the teaching staff, they asked relevant questions and expressed genuine interest in aviation and hospitality as career options.
The children were more disciplined and inclined towards learning about every aspect of the module.
Their response was overwhelming and most older children (15 years and older) are now focusing on taking the Science stream to fulfil the minimum criteria to join the aviation industry.
Total No. of children
D-Block Slum, Vasant Vihar Araambagh, Paharganj
No. of Adults
Mr. Anil Sharma Mr. Sudesh Kumar Mahima Girdhar Volunteers
Airplane training Awareness Program Emergency evacuation response Wall Climbing Zip Lining Burma Bridge Trampoline training Indoor activities