Posts Tagged "Sensitisation"

In the Backdrop of a Heritage Site, IDIA Reaches Out to a Minority Institution | Sensitisation Stories

By on May 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In the Backdrop of a Heritage Site, IDIA Reaches Out to a Minority Institution | Sensitisation Stories

IDIA visits New Horizon School, an unaided minority institution in the backdrop of the Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. The team had an exciting Sensitisation workshop, and conducted the aptitude test which garnered the interest of many students in law when none of them had considered law as a career option before. IDIA’s mission is to reach more and more communities to ensure greater availability of legal resources, and for a more diverse legal profession.

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IDIA – Look Back 2016

By on Dec 31, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

IDIA – Look Back 2016

2016 was our biggest year yet. We want to thank everyone who made it possible. Here’s a look back at the year!

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IDIA Mumbai Starts the Sensitisation Season with a Novel Approach to Sensitisations

By on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

IDIA Mumbai Starts the Sensitisation Season with a Novel Approach to Sensitisations

Keeping up with its efforts to sensitise students about law as a career, the IDIA Mumbai chapter started its sensitisations for the present academic year with two back-to-back sensitisations. The first sensitisation was conducted at the Hume High School, Mumbai on 24th August 2016, and the second at the Chandrabhan Sharma College, Powai on 27th August 2016.

Starting a new culture, the IDIA team was accompanied by professionals from the legal field, who could share their experiences of law school, and law as a career with the school students. Ms. Khushnaaz, Mr. Sanjeev and Ms. Asmita Roy from the legal team of Mahindra & Mahindra, and Ms. Aditi Rani from Advaya Legal joined the student volunteers from IDIA Mumbai chapter for the sensitisations.

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‘IDIA on Wheels’ Project

By on Aug 1, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

‘IDIA on Wheels’ Project

Our world is a greatly divided one. Everywhere you see, cracks and divisions exist. While it is all fair to sit behind a computer screen and type words onto the screen admonishing the inequality around, real change can only be affected once we hit the roads and take what is rightfully ours. Fortunately enough, we have found solace in the company of one of our most ardent supporter and a cycle enthusiast, Nihad Basheer. He is willing to literally go that extra mile to effect the change IDIA envisions. He has offered to cycle across various parts of India in order to help raise funds for IDIA and create more awareness around the wonders of law as an education and career option. The first part of the ‘IDIA on wheels’ project includes him cycling to various parts of India, with IDIA volunteers joining him on the journey from time to time.  The team then conducts sensitizations in at least three schools identified by each chapter. IDIA leaflets, translated in the regional languages of the places to be visited, shall be distributed along the journey to make people aware of what the organization does and how it plans to bring about a difference. As mentioned earlier, there are two aspects to our ‘IDIA on Wheels’ project – Awareness Fund Raising.   Awareness One of IDIA’s biggest goals is to sensitize students, parents and the general masses alike as to the immense positive possibilities that legal education holds for an individual and her/his community and for the nation at large. Nihad Basheer’s grand project of taking IDIA on wheels aims to do exactly this by sensitizing the people he meets on the way as to what the field of law entails, breaking misconceptions surrounding legal profession and conveying to them how law can be an amazing tool for social change. The cycle wheels began rolling when Nihad jumped aboard his cycle from Mangalore on the 23rd of June, 2015.  He then cycled to Mumbai in a span of 8 days, covering almost 120 kilometers a day! When he reached Mumbai, he was joined by the IDIA team there, who accompanied him on cycles themselves and visited various schools to conduct sensitization sessions. He bid adieu to Mumbai on 9th July and reached Ahmedabad on 17th July having covered around 550 kms. He was accompanied by the ever-enthusiastic Shantanu Tikadar, a well-wisher and supporter of IDIA, for the rest of his time in the state. Later, volunteers and IDIA scholars from Institute of law, Nirma university, connected with Nihad and Shantanu on cycles and travelled through villages, while stopping at schools and thereby sensitized people and students about IDIA, en route. On the way, they even interacted with the Sarpanch of Zundal village who on getting to know about IDIA’s vision praised the initiative by saying, “We welcome people and ideas of such noble nature. We are glad IDIA came to our village. If they by any way can help our kids, we extend our hands to support the cause”. Later Nihad and Shantanu went on to engage with the new IDIA GNLU team at Gandhinagar by brainstorming on different aspects of carrying out the IDIA’s activities for the coming year. Soon after that meeting, the team had its first sensitization programme. The IDIA GNLU team couldn’t ’t have had a better kick start and are raring to go on ahead with the chapter’s activities. Nihad departed Gandhinagar on 22nd July and set forth to his next destination, that is, Rajasthan. He is presently engaging with the IDIA Jodhpur chapter and will soon...

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The Dabbawala Project – Legal Career Counselling and Sensitisation

By on Jul 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Dabbawala Project – Legal Career Counselling and Sensitisation

Our Mumbai team conducts a series of sensitizations with Mumbai’s Dabbawalas and their Children.

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