Friday, May 16, 2014

Teaching and Learning

- by Deepa Krishnan

These days we're doing a training / sensitization series at my office. It is a summer program for young people who work in the tourism industry in Mumbai.
We're discussing a wide range of topics - caste, gender, education, legal system, history, architecture, and so on. The idea is to help these students speak with some level of depth about these issues. They meet and interact with many tourists each month - so it is very useful for them.

I have myself also been enjoying these discussions on social, economic and political issues. And I'm looking forward to more of them. We have three interns this year, students from St Xavier's College (including my daughter Aishwarya!). They're helping to research topics and they're conducting the sessions. I'm the moderator, sort of.

There is lots of participation. I love the dynamics, and especially I love way learning works when there's discussion and fun, and most importantly, when everyone is sharing their own life experiences. I was glad to see the sort of questions that came up in the discussions on caste and gender. I'm learning lots of new stuff myself.

1 comment:

Sacred TSV said...

Dear Deepa Krishnan,

Greetings!

Sacred Association congratulates you on this wonderful initiative of yours. It is really nice to see someone dedicated to 'Empowering Fellow beings'.

It is our invitation to you and other like-minded people in your circle to help 'Sacred Association' in empowering people through 'TSV' practices. We would really love to join hands with you and contribute in our way.

If you are enthusiastic about it, please do write back as we would like to organize some Free TSV sessions in Mumbai between 20th June to 30th June.

Blessings from Masters..
Sarika
saral.org@gmail.com