We Develop new skills and global perspectives with unique workshops
Under the esteemed guidance of our Honorable Chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan Ma’am, Amitasha Foundation always strives to motivate girl students so that they are able to deal with all hurdles that come their way. Amitasha Gurugram branch sector-43, organized a unique form of engagement for underprivileged girls with regard to emotional and physical well-being using music therapy on 28th April 2023 for the students of Classes IV to X. The special guest speaker was Dr. Farah, a lead music therapist and trainer for Pre2doc, a platform that has been catering to empowering schools, community, and academic workforces since 2017 with life skills using music therapy.
She was accompanied by the patron of the training platform - Ms. Sabiha Husain, and also Dr. Shambhavi Das, who helped with the live musical performances for the students. The Principal of Amity International School Sector 43, Associate Director of Amitasha Foundation, along with the students of Amitasha and teachers welcomed the speakers with a token of love and gratitude. The workshop that Dr. Farah designed for the students empowered them with physical and emotional resilience using group music therapy techniques. Building resilience is the key life skill for students especially in today’s world and Dr. Farah used music effectively to help students understand how to bounce back from difficulties. Ms. Farah made students understand accessible healthy living, emphasizing the importance of music therapy. Through musical intervention, Dr. Farah and her group made the students understand how to increase focus, attention, memory, and communication, and achieve non-musical goals. Overall, the workshop was indeed very informative, interactive, and interesting for all the students and faculty members. It was a great initiative taken by our Chairperson Ma'am, Dr.(Mrs) Amita Chauhan,
Prerna Diwas is celebrated on 27th April to coincide with the birthday of our Honorable Chairperson Dr( Mrs. Amita Chauhan). We celebrate Earth Day Week every year, culminating in the birthday celebration of our Honorable Chairperson. From 25th-28th April, 2023 various activities were conducted across all branches of Amitasha to promote the conservation and protection of animals, with the message to save the ecosystem on earth. In addition to Earth Day activities, various workshops were conducted to motivate the students to lead a better life. A workshop on 'Inclusive Entrepreneurship' and Growth was held at Amity International School Noida, Sector -44 for classes V to XII.
The guest speaker was Mr. Sunil Kumar, who is a dual postgraduate with an MBA and an MA in Economics. He has been in the food industry for the last 26 years, with over 15 years of experience in organic-jaivik food. He has authored several articles on retail, food, environment, entrepreneurship, and co-authored books on economics for 12th and 11th classes. He has also been a part of Sikkim Organic Agency, NCUI, Cooperative Ministry, IIT Delhi Rutag mission, and spoken at many conferences and seminars. The workshop focused on how to take learnings from rural India, traditional India, and our heritage to become the next best entrepreneur, coupled with the tech revolution and support that the country is witnessing. Mr. Sunil Kumar spoke about several examples in India to inspire kids and how to become an entrepreneur. Another workshop was conducted at Amity International School Gurugram ,Sector 43 for Amitasha Gurugram girls on 28th ,April 2023 . Students from classes IV to X were part of the workshop, and the topic was 'Music Therapy'. The guest speaker was Dr. Farah Husain, DNB lead trainer and Music Therapist Pre2doc. She is the Music Therapist of the year IMTA 2022. The workshop aimed at providing accessible healthy living for all students, emphasizing the importance of music therapy and using musical intervention for non-musical goals such as increasing focus, attention, memory, and communication for children, especially among the vulnerable population. In conclusion, the workshops conducted during Prerna Diwas week at Amitasha were a source of inspiration and motivation for the underprivileged girls. With the blessings of our Chairperson, Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan, we hope that these girls will excel in their lives and become better citizens who take care of themselves and their surroundings with dignity. Overall, the Earth Day Week at Amitasha was a great success, and we look forward to organizing more such events in the future.
With blessings of our Chairperson Ma’am Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan , Closing Ceremony of Nurturing Leadership Programme(NLP) - Germany was conducted on 5th of April 2023 at Amity International School, Noida. It was an eventful day for Amitasha Foundation Students as they welcomed German Teachers and students from Nicolaus Von-Nes Gymnasium School. The event aimed at developing leadership skills and enhancing cultural exchange.
The German team visited Amitasha classes , where they were greeted warmly by the Amitasha students. The students recited poems in German, showcasing their linguistic skills. The poems were appreciated by the German team, who expressed their admiration for the students' talent. Following the poetry recitals, an interactive session was conducted where the Amitasha students conversed with the German Teachers and students in the German language. The 45-minute session proved to be an excellent opportunity for the students to practice their language skills and learn more about German culture. The Amitasha students asked various questions related to German culture, education, and food, and the German team answered them with enthusiasm. The Amitasha Foundation Students expressed their gratitude to the German Teachers and students for visiting their school and interacting with them. Amitasha students sang a farewell song for the visitors. The German team, in turn, commended the Amitasha students' enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. The Nurturing Leadership Programme was a success, providing an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange and leadership development. The event served as a reminder of the importance of such interactions in promoting cultural understanding and strengthening relations between different communities. The students of Amitasha got an opportunity to spend some sentimental and memorable moments with the Honorable Chairperson Dr ( Mrs) Amita Chauhan . Respected Chairperson Ma’am applauded the sincere efforts of the students of Amitasha. And gave them her blessings.
The seeds of success in every nation on Earth are best planted in women and children
With the blessings of our Chairperson Ma'am Dr.(Mrs.) Amita Chauhan, Amitasha organised a Well-being Program for Amitasha girls on 'The National Girl child Day’ on 24th January,2023 at Amity International School, Noida 44. The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. The day is celebrated with an objective to provide support and opportunities to the girls.
With the mission of fostering inner happiness and personality enhancement this Well -being program was thoughtfully crafted for Amitasha girls to facilitate enhanced learning experience.
The bright students of Amitasha got this wonderful opportunity to learn from Dr. (Ms.) Ekta Sibal, a Globally Renowned Gifted Energy Healer, an International Meditation Guru and award-winning India's #1 Inner- self Transformation Specialist. She works closely in the Mental Health and Well-being space and has for over a decade been teaching meditation across the Globe. The guest speaker Dr. Ekta Sibal deeply impacted the girls with interesting stories and facts on physical and Mental Hygiene, connecting them with student’s real life experiences.
The points that ware emphasized upon were: - Learn to become self-aware so that they can imbibe the right habits in their life. - Understand the importance of the 6 habits that will bring physical and mental hygiene in their life. - Experience the power of connecting to inner-self to empower oneself and become an exceptional student and human being.
Ms. Anita Satia, Senior Consultant, HR and Training; Ms. Nivedita Verma,Vice Principal Amity International School Noida; Ms .Raina Krishnatry ,Principal Amity ;Ms. Gunjan Singh, Associate Director Amitasha: Dr. Manorma Saxena ,Academic coordinators, Amitasha; Ms. Swaraj Pachauri, Coordinator Amitasha Noida and teachers of Amitasha also attended the session.
Overall, the Well-Being Program was an extremely fruitful experience for Amitasha girls. The Honorable Chairperson, Dr.(Mrs.) Amita Chauhan applauded the sincere efforts of the students and the team in making the program a great success and also wished Happy National Girl Child Day to Amitasha Girls.
Under the guidance of our Chairperson Dr.(Mrs.) Amita Chauhan, a ‘Self Defence’ workshop in collaboration with Delhi Police was organised on 9th,November ,2022 for Amitasha girls . It is said that ‘Self-Defense is the best form of defense’ considering the current scenario prevailing in the society.
The Associate Director Gunjan Singh welcomed Head constable Amita Kumari, constable Pooja Sharma, constable Arti Yadav and entrusted them with the task of empowering the young girls.
The Workshop ended on a high note with the team sharing the information about the Delhi Police Safety Application- Himmat Plus and other emergency numbers. Booklets were distributed explaining the same.
Amitasha is committed to building the futures of its students. Devaang Sibal conceptualized and developed a retail training program in 2015 to provide vocational training to the students at Amitasha. Devaang realized that there is a huge demand for a female workforce in India’s retail sector through his work at SSIPL, Nike’s Strategic partner in India. This ongoing program is aimed to equip the girls with a repository of skills that is relevant to the retail industry and that would give them an edge in acquiring jobs in the retail sector in India.
Amitasha’s spirit of capturing the world was beautifully exhibited in a meticulously crafted photography workshop, where the students learnt to capture the world with their camera. The two part workshop introduced students to the fundamentals of photography. An amalgamation of theoretical knowledge and hands-on learning, the workshop saw students brainstorm on conceptual photography and give shape to their concepts with splendid pictures. The workshop culminated in a special edition of The Global Times, Amity’s student newspaper, where every visual printed in the edition was clicked by Amitasha students.
At Amitasha, learning is not just confined to books. Taking learning beyond the classroom, a special workshop on hotel management was organised. The workshop gave students a brush with the hospitality industry, as they learnt the nuances of the field like how tables are laid at restaurants, the art of napkin folding, attending phone calls, the art of preparing beds etc. The comprehensive workshop also entailed a culinary class, where students learnt to make sandwiches, pizzas, fried eggs and the like from expert chefs. Through expert guidance and practical learning, the students were acquainted with a probable career option.
To give students an insight into a culture other than their own, a oneof- its-kind workshop was organised in association with the Swiss Embassy. The workshop gave the students a sneak peek into Swiss culture and traditions. Students got a chance to know about life of people in Switzerland and understand some of the best practices followed in the country. As a part of the workshop, students also learnt the art of baking Swiss breads from Swiss chefs.
At Amitasha, it is our constant endeavour to nurture global citizens, who understand and appreciate other cultures. Global workshops, exchange programmes and international competitions offer Amitasha students a window to the world. These events provide students an opportunity to get a glimpse of other countries, understand issues that afflict people in other parts of the world, and acquaint themselves with other cultures.
With an aim to ensure that students learn beyond their books, educational visits are organised on a routine basis. Students are taken on excursions to monuments of historical significance such as India Gate, Qutub Minar etc along with organisations, wildlife parks and many others. In addition, recreation visits are organised to places like Children’s park, Worlds of Wonder etc to provide the much needed break from academics.
Amitasha students have been a regular participant in Model United Nations conferences, organised at various levels as intra-school, inter-school and also international. MUN is a simulation of United Nations where students take on the role of delegates of various countries and discuss global issues that affect the world at large. Participation in such events has enabled the students to interact with students from other states and countries, thereby expanding their horizons. Debating and discussing issues of global significance fosters diplomacy skills along with creating global leaders who view the world as one family.
Understanding the role of educators in the education process, special workshops for teachers are organised on a regular basis. These workshops lay special emphasis on innovative teaching methods to ensure that the teachers are abreast with new age teaching methodologies. A special programme was developed for Amitasha teachers to motivate students to deliver better results in day-today classroom teaching. This programme received the People’s Choice Award for Best Video at Edu Innovators Programme, Philadelphia, USA.
In addition to academics, special emphasis is laid on developing scientific temperament, logical reasoning and mathematical skills in children. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions like Mathamity, Vasudha, Geomaty and several other competitions that helps them develop creativity in Science and Math and think out-ofthe box.