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With nearly three decades of experience in counselling, training, empowering trainers, assessing and guiding children with all types of special needs and imparting life skills, Team Banjara offers a practical hands-on part-time ON-LINE program that will empower you to systematically and scientifically guide every child you are interested in to grow up as a better citizen.
A unique on-line program – Other than the scheduled web-sessions, which will cover the topics given below, you will need to have a weekly interaction with your Mentor to understand, get guidance and improve your understanding of children. We will have once in a month Review Class to discuss the topics of the month and your learning and application.

Life skills have been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) of United Nations as the most important learning and asset to lead a fulfilling life. These are incorporated in our CCAD .

Lectures, case studies, project work, and extensive interaction on behavior patterns of children with your Mentor.

Managed by professionals, the child counseling course is meant for people of all backgrounds who are interested in the welfare of the new generation, and is conducted with the explicit aim of empowering you in the practical realm. You may also consider using this skill for professionally dealing with children or adolescents. The child counselling courses in india has been designed through scientific methods from many years of experience of Ali, Sonal, Purnima, and all others at Team Banjara.

While the program is meant for persons with an academic background up to graduation level, those with lesser qualification are also considered on interview, if they are caring and sensitive human beings and have a genuine interest in children.

This course is meant for mature individuals who want to understand the aspirations of the younger generation, and balance the needs of parents and children. Hence you are expected to put in consistent attendance, and complete the requisite hours of practical work, as well as the assignments, for which your Mentor will interact with you on weekly basis. Evaluation is a continuous process, based on attendance, viva, assignments, and your performance evaluated by the group and by experts.  There are no theory exams and students are evaluated continuously for their ability to genuinely develop their own techniques, games, exercises and effective methods.

An experiential student-centric approach is adopted throughout the course. You are expected to participate actively, be responsible for your own learning, and commit yourself to the effort required to complete the course.

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This year has been exceptionally bad for many students in terms of exams.

Board exams for lower classes were announced, cancelled, held again, and then results have been withheld.  Those appearing for regular Board exams were told that they can appear three time to improve their scores – but many are feeling the stress of preparing and appearing multiple times for these Boards. Students have been complaining of pressure from their parents, and sometimes even teachers, to continue attempts on the hope that they will get better marks. Students who appeared for K-CET came out very distraught from the examination hall because they found many questions were not from the syllabus, and even now we are getting many phone calls of students who feel they may not score well enough to get into a good college.

The basic degree is only a stepping stone to lifelong learning & growth.  Rather than preparing only for exams, those who have a positive mindset, sharpen soft skills, and learn beyond the curriculum will succeed in the long run. They can sharpen the 10 Life Skills enunciated by United Nations, i.e.  Self-awareness Decision-making, Problem solving, creative and critical thinking, communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills, and empathy.

Learn to Enjoy Stress - By Dr. Ali Khwaja

I can communicate to you for any of the following purposes:

  • To inform
  • To entertain
  • To educate
  • To convince
  • To motivate & inspire
  • To gain control
  • To seek emotional support or catharsis
  • To manipulate

It takes courage and a lot of will-power to go against the tide.  You have taken the first step in the direction of true learning and understanding of children by plunging into CCAD.  Now, as you continue your journey, ask yourself a basic question – what is the purpose of your communication with anyone any time, particularly with children? We have tried to make this a true learning exercise i.e. empowering you to start your journey of further enriching lives.  The effect will seep in slowly, but surely.  No miracles promised or delivered.  But the slow miracle of CCAD will come like the seed hidden below the ground sprouts one fine day, and then goes on growing …. and growing.  But do remember that you need constant practice, like the plant needs watering. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the exercises and activities your Mentor is giving you, just give it your best shot – ali

Ali’s Notes:

There are so many people who you interact with regularly, some on a daily basis.  A few we give great importance to, and many others we take for granted.

If you are a middle-class person you may be having part/full time domestic help at home. Either you are lucky to have reliable continuous employees, or perhaps you have had to change them from time to time.  Either way, how much significance have you given to them as individuals, as humans?

Their experiences, and hence their priorities in life, are so different from ours. Even when we get exasperated sometimes with their behaviour, we need to understand certain issues from their perspective.  Do take time to do that and see if you can understand them better individually.  This will help you too.

We did a survey to understand them, and I presented it on Fb Live which is available on YouTube later also if you wish to watch.