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Dear Volunteers,                                                          

Greetings! At the outset we would like to take this opportunity to thank many of you who have contributed to the Bala Janaagraha program. It has been another successful run for the programme and we have impacted 3,890 school children in 2011-12. The last 10 years has seen more than 21,000 children go through this program.

Another academic year is around the corner and we are reaching out to you to be a part of this journey once again. 

Bala Janaagraha enables students to discover the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy, all the while, developing a deep sense of ownership and responsibility towards their society. It demystifies local government, introduces the students to political relevance of the ward, and stresses the need for citizen participation in local governance, thus, catalysing change. These sessions are conducted between June and October. The curriculum is taught in both Englishand Kannada. 

Please find the document explaining the break-up of classes that a school would give us to deliver the Program here.

More details on Bala Janaagraha is available here.

We invite you to be a part of this initiative by volunteering for the Bala Janaagraha program.

Call us at 080-40790400 or write to volunteer@janaagraha.org

Warm Regards,

Janaagraha Volunteer Team


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Janaagraha Volunteers

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you for your continued support and engagement with Janaagraha. One of our online campaigns, iJanaagraha.org, which is committed to bringing about awareness and change at the local neighbourhood level is looking for volunteer support. We require volunteers to network on the website and encourage other citizens in their localities to sign up on the site and participate in the activity of posting issues that plague their streets /wards/ neighbourhoods . This way, citizens of the same street/ward can connect with one another and with the help of civic know-how provided on the site collectively solve issues in their areas.

If we dig deep, every one of us has an issue that touches a raw nerve – be it tree cutting, solid waste management, traffic, water, urban poverty. iJanaagraha.org aspires to be a platform that enable citizens to be able to come together and collectively arrive at solutions to issues that plague our neighbourhoods and the city at large.

If this is something that interests you, please write in to us at volunteer@janaagraha.org or call us at 080 40790400.

Our volunteers’ perseverance is the key to the success of all ourinitiatives . We look forward to fostering our online communities with similar energy and drive!

Warm Regards,

Kavitha Mhatre
HR Manager, Janaagraha

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Volunteer with Janaagraha

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you for your continued support towards Janaagraha!

The Bala Janaagraha program is organizing a Civic Fest on February 12th, 2011 to showcase and celebrate outstanding projects by our young participants. Teams from 50 schools will come to present their work, as well as participate in other fun, educational and creative events – a city-based quiz, a collage and an art activity out of waste material.

We need your invaluable support on that day to help us out logistically and to make sure that our young citizens have a fantastic time! Do contact us on 080 40790400 or email at volunteer@janaagraha.org if you have four-five hours free on February 12th, 2011 ! We would be particularly happy if you could make it for a pre-event briefing as well, so that all of us are on the same page!

Details of the pre-event meeting:
Date: 5th February 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: Janaagraha Office
Landmark: Opp. Alliance Francaise
Timings: 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Details of the Fest:
Date: 12th February 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: St. Joseph’s Convent Girls High School,
#49, Promenande Road, Frazer Town,
Bangalore- 560005
Landmark: Near – Coles Park
Timings: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Warm Regards,
Kavitha Mhatre
HR & Volunteer Manager

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Thank you for your continued support towards Janaagraha! Bala Janaagraha, our citizenship education program for schools in Bangalore is looking for part time teachers. Anyone who is willing to put in 3-4 hours a day and loves teaching is welcome to apply. The responsibilities include:

Supervise the development of the Bala Janaagraha school
programmeImplement the programme in these schools.
Manage the relationship with the school authorities
Skills Required:

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Must enjoy teaching and working with children.
Written and oral communication skills in Kannada is an added advantage
Interested candidates may send in your resumes to kavitha@janaagraha.org or call us at 41277102/03.

Kavitha Mhatre
HR Manager

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Dear Volunteers,

Our deep appreciation to all of you who have contributed to the Bala Janaagraha programme over the years! It is another year and our targets have been set higher. We are looking forward to your continued support going forward. For those of you who are new to the Bala Janaagraha programme, a brief description follows.

Janaagraha’s Bala Janaagraha is a uniquely designed citizenship education programme that is aimed at empowering children with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to develop a deep sense of ownership and responsibility towards their society. The programme demystifies local government, introduces the political relevance of the ward and stresses the need for citizen participation in local governance. It is an interactive, activity-based programme which engages the children in the exploration of civic issues directly related to their neighbourhood with the help of community volunteers along with the teachers through classroom sessions and projects. This interaction enables students to understand the idea of grassroots engagement in a democracy.

It is a structured programme conducted from June to January and requires;

One hour per week for the classroom sessions between July and December
Providing guidance to children during Civic Project and Civic Fest.
Volunteer Orientation sessions will be held in the month of June to equip you to support the programme. You can attend either one of the sessions. The details are as follows:

Date:19th /26th June 2010.
Time:10:00am – 1:00pm.
Venue:Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.

We have reached out to over 20,000 children in the city over the last few years. This academic year we are targeting 100 schools, reaching out to 10,000 students! To realise this dream we look towards you to volunteer your time and energies in the programme and help our endeavour to hone the future citizens of this country

The list of participating schools is available here for your reference, do take a minute to peruse and respond to us (Click here for list of Schools).

We are still in the process of approaching new schools so we welcome any inputs from you regarding schools that may be brought on board the programme.

To join the Bala Janaagraha volunteer pool; please respond by email with an indication of the area/school that you would like to volunteer for, by writing in to volunteer@janaagraha.org. You may also contact us on 080-41277102/3 and speak with Bandana, Programme Coordinator or Sarmistha, Programme Associate for Bala Janaaagraha.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sapna Karim
HR & Volunteer Coordinator

Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy,
4th Floor, UNI Building,
Thimmaiah Road,Vasanth Nagar,
Bangalore- 560052
Contact: 080-41277012/103

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The BBMP elections are here finally! Get ready to elect your local government on 28th March 2010.

In order to make an informed choice, Janaagraha’s Jaagte Raho! invites you to participate in the city-wide platform for dialogue and debate between citizens and politicians on their manifestoes for Namma Bengaluru on March 19 at Town Hall at 6 pm. Click here to see the invite.

Take ACTION to GET OUT THE VOTE in upcoming BBMP elections!

Download our guide to organize a Door-to-door drive and Know Your Candidate event

You can do a lot to ensure Bengaluru goes out and registers a record vote in these elections that will decide the fate of our city for next 5 years! Join us for the final leg of action in Jaagte Raho! campaign over the coming weeks.

March 20-27- Conduct door-to-door drives

Team up with your Area Voter Mitra to conduct door-to-door drives in your neighbourhood, conduct Know Your Candidate event, and vote.

Download our guide to organize a neighbourhood door-to-door drive

Download our guide to organize a ward level Know Your Candidate event

March 15-28 – “I Pledge to Vote” campaign

Be a part of city wide ‘I Pledge to Vote’ campaign being conducted by Jaagte Raho! clubs in colleges, companies and at prominent locations in the city.

Don’t miss this chance to extend your support to the cause of a stronger Indian democracy.To volunteer with our campaign, attend the orientation session conducted daily at 5pm at the Janaagraha office until March 25, 2010 or call us at 41277105.

With warm regards,

Vandana Krishnan
For team Jaagte Raho!
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

Find out more about Jaagte Raho! at http://www.ijanaagraha.org.

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