Udaipur Workshop Report for 2017

In 2017, plus trust received more than 100 fellowship applications out of which twenty candidates got selected for a four days workshop on self-learning and development in Udaipur. This Workshop aimed to introduce the candidates to new ideas and concepts in the field of education and provide them an opportunity to interact with people working in the same field and support them to develop their initial ideas into a sustainable project.

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2016 Plustrust Retreat for Rural Women Edupreneurs

Anand Bhavan in Udaipur was the picturesque setting for our workshop. The organising team, Smriti Kedia and Charu Bhatti , felt privileged to receive over 70 applications. They identified 18 potential fellows after a rigorous screening, including four young women from Madhya Pradesh and one from Uttar Pradesh besides 14 women from South Rajasthan .

Beginning with games and activities, participants actively engaged in discussions and activities to understand different approaches, differentiating clearly between charity, service delivery and enterprise. The field visits to NGOs in education and Animal Aid and the heritage walk to Udaipur city were exciting experiences and group members. Aided by the though provoking session form Ms Lakshmi Murthy, activists Ms. Manju , Ms. Sumitra and Ms Rukmini IAS, they wrestled with their project ideas to come up with specific goals




Hosting an IDEX Fellow

ranjithaMs.Ranjita Sapkota, IDEX fellow joined us for a six month internship (January-July 2015). With energy and enthusiasm she worked to build the 2015 batch of fellows. She went ahead with research on the supply chain for Mid- day Meal Scheme in Ramnagara. We are indeed very grateful to Ranjita for her hard work and creative contribution. We are proud of her excellent performance as in her Masters Programme with TERI University and her subsequent selection as a Karnali Fellow in Nepal. Our best wishes to her as she returns to Nepal to find her calling.


Plustrust Retreats, May 2015 and May 2014 .

We had 25 enthusiastic young friends in our workshop in May 2015. They were keen to visualize their idea for social change or innovation and plan for a pilot-run of their idea. We were fortunate to have eminent resource persons like V.Sridhar (Renga Foundation), Meenakshi Vijayasimha (Advaya Humanistic Systems), Pankaj Khabiya (Ethik), Kavitha Krishnamurthy (Kilikili founder and Ashoka Fellow), Olina Banerji (Ashoka Foundation) ,Nimesh Sumati (Caring Friends), Tito Chandy(Third Umpire, Notforprofit India) and Shalini Menon (Educators’ Collective). Ashweetha, Abhijit , Kausheik and Shruthi shared their experiences as fellowship holders and 10 fellowships have been awarded. (link to fellowships page ). This workshop was modeled on the first such workshop we organized in May 2014 with 16 particiapnts. The impact of the workshop was seen in the fellowships proposals that emerged .

FGD Methodology for Naandi Foundation

In February 2015, Naandi Foundation invited us to conduct a workshop as part of planning for a nation-wide survey of adolescent girls. The Naandi team experimented with FGD questions and tested it with three representative groups. Feedback through video films of these FGDs offered powerful moments of learning.



Practice session in Progress



Jeevan Utsav

We organised a Jeevan Utsav in Itarsi on 4th and 5th August 2013 with help from our fellows there. It was a platform for connecting and networking for the 70 participants. Dairy farmers, people running Ghoshalas, Government veterinary doctors, activists working with dogs came together under one roof and deliberated together on animal welfare.



Jeevan Utsav Workshop Udaipur