What has been the impact of your solution to date?
We have mobilized many School groups, Individuals, Parents , Teachers and Celebrities to take our Flagship Project Sadak Chhap Film Festival forward.We have organized it in Delhi, Mumbai, Jharkhand,Karnataka which has got in students from schools, slum children , parents, providers.
SPRIHA is trying to pool in resource and create Empathy Building Programs in Schools of Emotional Literacy.We have got a lot of support from people working in the same area across the globe.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
SPRIHA plans to roll out the biggest travelling Sadak Chhap Film Festival in all the states and UT of India . We plan various schools to participate in the same so that we can use The Empathy Square power to bring in empathy.
Also, we plan to associate with various schools to start Empathy Building Programs for getting emotional literacy in all.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Empathy is a concern which we think is an issue to be addressed. We have been facing the problems in getting funding to accelerate the program as most of the funds are for education, hygiene and food and often Empathy is overruled bieng termed as a First World Proble.
We are glad that organization like Ashoka Foundation has taken up the cause. This has really given a boost to our efforts. With more community participations and willingness of schools, We are sure we can breathe to little changes we want to get.
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Once I was called as a guest on a Radio Talk show, where i discussed on SPRIHA's work and asked for community participation. To our surprise, we got responses rolling over from students of prestigious schools to join us to reach the slum kids and organize film festivals for them.
Also I was recognized by Karnatka Government for our work in this field which was mentored by APJ Abdul Kalam. His encouragement and appreciation really helped us move on despite of odds.
Above all, We were delighted to see the smiles, satisfaction when the little one from schools and slums joined hands together exchanging thier views on things like approach of police,sanitation,studies and many more.Thier beautiful expressions through posters, painting, stories.