THE ROAD TO KATNA MURSHIDABAD, WEST BENGAL, INDIA BLOG JANUARY 2019
In the rural village of Katna in the district of Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, known for its disparity, poverty and unemployment, I’m walking into the famous Jagriti School. Founded by Shabnam Ramaswamy and her late husband, this inspirational school offers learning to rural children in one of the poorest areas of the state. I’m amazed at how clean and open it is as I teach grades 3–11 each day. I choose the basketball court because it’s an open space outside, surrounded by nature. It is private so no one looks at us. We can enjoy ourselves, make lots of hoots and howls, and READ MORE AT TSP BLOG
Thank you for your support of The Storydancer Project by attending The Rumi Concert!
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you.” — Rumi
-TSP founder, Zuleikha writes from Hope Project, Delhi, India:
“We are back at the Hope Project and 24 girls at the Hope Project school want to join the performing group for the annual program. So we started today and it is so joyful to have so many voices.”
– CanSupport Founder and Director, Harmala Gupta welcomes Zuleikha and The Storydancer Project:
“Dear Zuleikha, Welcome back! Your involvement with our programme is always the highlight of the year. Thank you for continuing this association which means so much to us. Both our patients and our staff owe a debt of gratitude to you for improving the quality of our services over the years.”
CLICK ON SLIDER ABOVE: Slide 1. Zuleikha with Hope Project girls 2. Zuleikha-TSP-Hope Project staff meeting 3. Zuleikha with CanSupport parents 4. Zuleikha with palliative care cancer patient
Fall 2017, New Mexico Navajo Nation What’s in a Story (WIS) program.
TSP facilitator Amy Becenti recently returned from Navajo Nation. For the past 3-1/2 years, Amy has been taking the TSP What’s in a Story, a wellness, literacy and historic identity program into the classrooms of elementary schools and early childhood centers in Gallup-Mckinley and San Juan Counties, New Mexico. WIS now reaches over 1200 school children annually. Here is what a teacher at Naschitti Elementary School had to say
It was great to see all the exercise incorporated into the stories. The hand movements, sign language, rhythm, etc. help students get into the stories and retain details. It’s wonderful to see the joy come back to reading and storytelling through this program.