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BE A VIRTUAL FACILITATOR

WHATS DOES IT TAKE TO BE A VIRTUAL FACILITATOR?

Are you interested in facilitating a curriculum for children that teaches the skills of Social Emotional Learning through Art? If you are 21+ years old with a passion for working with children and have 5-7 hours a week to dedicate to our program which involves being trained, facilitating a weekly session to 10 students along with another co-facilitator then this opportunity is for YOU!

Virtual Facilitators receive a thoughtfully crafted session every week. We capture data, closely monitor our impact and do whatever it takes to make a difference in the areas of social awareness, self-management, self-awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making of each child.

ABOUT OUR RECOVERY CURRICULUM

The pandemic and the resulting lockdown, the constant media focus on the number of fatalities in the country and the world as well as the stress of ensuring safety, health and wellbeing of self and family and the additional baggage to the economic ramifications resulting from the lockdown has left us mentally and emotionally drained out. It has universally affected people irrespective of their backgrounds and age. Children and adults have been confined to indoor spaces without having an outlet or channel to express their feelings and emotions.

The COVID-19 enforced realities have imposed a new dilemma. These realities have made us acknowledge the fact that learning for children would need to include outcomes that can help them become more aware, manage their emotions better, become more resilient and adaptive as well as develop a stronger sense of empathy.

We have introduced Virtual Classes to implement a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Art integrated to address these needs.

Our Flagship Programmes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not accepting applications for our flagship programmes

Be A COACH

Be an integral part of the Saturday Art Class program by taking responsibility for developing social emotional learning in children through delivering an art-based curriculum.

Objectives

Through the Saturday Art Class programme, Coaches will :

  • Get the opportunity to lead a classroom for an entire academic year
  • Delve deeper into the school system and work with student’s parents, teachers and related communities to create a deep-rooted change in the children’s lives
  • Create positive behavioral changes in students through the year
  • Have access to education and art-based training workshops conducted by experts in the field
  • Leave this enriching experience, not just with enhanced skills, but also with a changed perspective.
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What does being a SArC coach involve?

The Saturday Art Class Coach programme is a part time teaching programme.

Each Coach will be responsible for one classroom for the entire academic year (July 2020 - April 2021).

This entails the Coach’s presence :

  • In the classroom every Saturday
  • At monthly Coach trainings
  • At regular check ins with the Programme Manager
  • At the mentor orientations and trainings
  • At Parent Teacher meetings held in their respective Schools
  • At community visits, held once in two months

Consistent interaction of students with their coach helps build trust and a lasting relationship. This stable foundation enables coaches to create a strong impact in the children’s lives.

The coach’s role involves delivering the Saturday Art Class curriculum with the help of mentors and parent leaders from the community. To ensure that this is done smoothly, every coach will attend weekend training sessions with the SArC team twice a month.

All coaches will also be involved in the Saturday Art Class exhibition that takes place in April, at the end of every academic year. This would be a culmination to the end of year community project that the Coach delivers along with the classroom and the community.

The coach will also take charge of the operational requirements for each session(coordinating with the SArC team to ensure that the materials and other resources are available in time) and will be the contact person for the school authorities and for the mentors and parent leaders attached to his/her classroom.

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WHO CAN BE A COACH?

Saturday Art Class gives this opportunity to individuals coming from all areas of life, with a strong desire to create an impact in children's lives, provided:

  • They are 21 years of age or older
  • Are committed to giving their time every weekend for 9 months
  • Share a keen interest in working in the social sector, with children & in the education space with an inclination towards arts
  • Are open to learning
  • Are keen to grow develop as leaders
  • Are open to collaborating and working with the community to create a positive impact

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 40 coaches will be selected for this academic year (2020 - 2021).
  • A certificate will be provided to each coach after successful completion of the academic year.
  • All coaches will be paid a session-wise stipend.
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Be A Mentor

Get involved in the Saturday Art Class classroom and help impact children’s lives by assisting our Saturday Art Class Coaches and Parent Leaders & be an integral part of the Saturday Art Class program by taking responsibility for developing social emotional learning in children through delivering an art-based curriculum.

Objectives

Through the Saturday Art Class Mentor programme :

  • Get exposure to the education sector and get a chance to understand the inequity and inequality in education at the grassroot level
  • Mentors will get an opportunity to interact with experts in the field of education and art via workshops and gallery visits
  • Get an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds via mentor mixers and alumni programs
  • We have found that mentors are not just able to create powerful changes in our children’s lives, but also on their own, and they often leave the program with a changed perspective.
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What does the mentorship programme involve?

  • The Saturday Art Class Mentor programme is a part time volunteering programme where Mentors will be responsible in aiding a Saturday Art Class Coach in conducting classes for the duration of a semester.
  • This entails the Mentor’s presence in the classroom every Saturday for two hours through the semester *
  • (*Note : Each semester consists of 5 months ; Sem 1 is July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov and Sem 2 is Dec ‘20 - Jan ‘21 - Feb ‘21 - March ‘21 - April ‘21)

We have found that week on week interaction of students with mentors enables them to form connections and lasting relationships, which makes it easier for mentors to pass on valuable skills and render impact.

Hence, we require a semester’s worth of (5 months) commitment from each mentor, where the mentor has to be present in the classroom for two hours every Saturday during the Saturday Art Class lecture.

All mentors (irrespective of the semester) are also a part of the Saturday Art Class exhibition that takes place in April, at the end of every academic year.

Each classroom of 50 students is assigned 3 mentors. Each mentor’s role involves aiding the coach or teacher in delivering the planned session and interacting with students through the course of it.

Every mentor will go through an orientation at the beginning of the semester.

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Who can be a part of the mentorship programme?

Saturday Art Class is looking for individuals who are passionate about creating an impact and addressing the education inequity and inequality in India. Our mentors come from different educational and professional backgrounds, but have an interest in art and are committed to creating a change.

All applicants must meet the following criteria :

  • You must be over 18 years of age
  • You must be committed to giving two hours of your time every Saturday for 5 months
  • Share a keen interest in working in the development sector and/or in the arts field
  • Are open to learning
  • Are open to collaborating and are committed to working with a community of coaches, peer mentors and parent leaders

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 220 mentors will be selected every semester. A certificate will be provided to each mentor after successful completion of the membership program.
  • Applications of Semester 2 of the 2020-21 academic year will open in October 2020
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