OUR INSPIRATION

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

VISION

Arise to Wholeness

ACTIVITIES OF FIDES

• Awareness sessions
• Counseling
• Skill Training
• Capacity building
• Talks and group sessions
• Seminars
• Family visits
• Exposure visit
• Medical camp
• Prayer meetings
• Net working with other NGOs
• Running of crèche for infants

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NEWS & EVENTS

MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME ON SKILL DEVELOPMENT 07-01-2018Back

The Mentorship Programme was conducted on 7th January 2018 at Avalahalli, under the leadership of United way, Dream India and FIDES. 184 students were present in the programme. The resource persons for the day were Mr. Dheeraj Sharma - Founder and CEO of Playablo, Mrs. Suchitra Premkumar the Co-founder, and Mrs. Vidhya the Product Advisor. Playablo is a learning app for the students and a skill development opportunity for the youth, where they can improve their skills easily and make themselves ready for employment opportunities.

The session started with Registration and New Year greetings by Sister Shobha from Dream India Network, who led the session with a prayer song to evoke God’s presence. In order to make the session effective and meaningful, Sister Shobha shared a short story with the students conveying the message of being responsible and taking up responsibility. At the end of the first session a task was given to the students based on social responsibility, where the students were asked to plant saplings in the areas wherever necessary, by collaborating with the local Anganwadis. The students were divided into different groups for each areas. This social responsibility would help the students to contribute to the Society and become responsible citizens, showing concern towards the needs of the community.

The next session was taken up by Playablo Team. The team presented a demo of Playablo App, which is a game as well as learning assessment platform for English and Maths. It is also an app for skill development, where the students can improve their English language and communication skills, thus increasing their confidence level and employment opportunities. The team demonstrated the usage of app to the students and involved the students in the activity, which made the students curious and provided a deeper knowledge about the app and how it works.

Mr. Anil Kumar, Senior Executive, Corporate Relation of United Way, moderated the discussion on the Playablo skill development app, and asked for the feedback from the participants. The participants expressed the usefulness of the app, their learning from the session, and set expectations for more such skill development programs, not only to equip themselves with knowledge and skills but also to be passed on to others in their community. As part of the evaluation process, the students expressed their view on whether the session was useful and how it could be useful in the future, by noting the advantages and disadvantages of the Application. It was found that 80% of the students agreed and accepted that the application is very much useful for individuals. They highlighted that the app improves the communication skills, pronunciation, and grammar. The disadvantages mentioned were - affordability of the application and instruments, losing concentration in text book studies and becoming fully play oriented, physical damages, weakness in social relationship, addicted to media and time consuming. Few suggestions were also raised by the students like, this app could be further updated to bring out many more new features.

The session was concluded with vote of thanks for everyone. The programme came to an end with the distribution of cheques and refreshment for the students.











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FOUNDRESS

Sr. Nancy Pereira FMA

MISSION

To ensure united and happy families by promoting health and hygiene, empowering children, young people and women at all levels, and promoting socio economic development.