“After a whole week of work
- Titiksha Gandhi
“I joined Saturday Art Class in August 2017 and being a mentor here has helped me in tremendous ways. I have mainly taught the 2nd and 3rd grade children and despite being so young they are extremely keen learners and the creative answers they come up with really shows how much they can apply themselves when given the chance. I’m so glad that a platform like Saturday Art Class is available for them to grow and learn important values like patience
- Mishti Khatri
The backbone of Saturday Art Class is the Mentorship Programme. It has been conceptualised and designed on four essential pillars; communication
For a child: With love
For a mentor: No matter your background
Awaken your inner child while simultaneously driving growth in another!
The Mentorship Programme is divided into a 3 trimester system broken down into 3 months in an academic year:
July - August - September
The work as a mentor requires a mentor’s presence for every Saturday for 3 months
Every trimester begins with a compulsory orientation where all mentors must be present for briefings. Saturday Art Class sets certain expectations at the start of the mentorship programme during the orientation which must be met by the mentors.
Mentors must also follow and understand the compulsory online trainings to ensure smooth teaching every Saturday.The student-to-mentor ratio in a class is approximately 50:3 respectively.
You don’t need to have an aptitude for art or a background in teaching to be a mentor at Saturday Art Class! Our mentors come from different educational and professional backgrounds.
The only common objective tying all mentors is the passion to address the education inequity and inequality in India.
"I started as Manasi's first volunteer
- Avantika Dassani
“I’ve been working with the team for about a year now and to say that it’s had a phenomenal impact on my life would still be an understatement. My first class started at Shankarwadi School where I was a volunteer to becoming a coordinator at Mohili Village Mumbai Public School where I have 150+ children and 10+ mentors under me. It is my happy place
- Komal Mirani
Content Strategist at FoxyMoron
“ I remember I was really scared the first day I entered the class as a mentor and I didn't know that this organisation would become such an important part of my life. Now it’s something I can't imagine my Saturday's without. I realised that it wasn't only the kids who were learning so much
- Shachi Shah
Industrial product designer
“Being a part of Saturday art class has been an extremely enriching experience for me. Every Saturday as I walk into that classroom
- Rishita Chitalia
Student at Podar World College
For our Coordinator Programme
Our coordinators are the point of contact between our partner schools
The responsibilities of a coordinator include being in charge of a school we are associated with and maintaining mentor relations
Each coordinator is in charge of a particular school that will be allotted to them at the start of the year which remains unchanged for the entire academic year.
The Saturday Art Classes are divided into 3 trimester systems broken down into 3 months in an academic year: July - August - September
The coordinator programme is a year long commitment throughout 1 academic year.
The work of a coordinator involves compulsory attendance of 2 trainings a month alongside managing the mentors who will be working with them in the partner school. Mentor management encompasses maintaining good relations between a school and the mentors
A coordinator must have good communication skills and team building skills
Coordinators can be working professionals or from diverse education programs with the aptitude to lead and inspire mentors they are responsible for.
Majority of the trainings and meetings will be held post working hours or on the weekend