Newsletter-cum-magazine of Oasis Movement         Year 9 /  Issue 16 /  May 23, 2016
Character Building Education Programs by Bangalore Centre

Teenagers Realize that They Can be Great
In Their First Workshop of Oasis L3 Course for Teens
Photo above: Teenagers taking oath to make their life meaningful, useful and Great
The first Oasis L3 Course for Bangalore Teenagers commenced from this April. 46 youngsters participated in the first workshop of 4-year course. It was organized at Indian Social Institute, Bangalore from 1st to 5th April, 2016. The workshop was conducted in Kannada & English. 
Sanjiv Shah (Founder, Oasis) was the main facilitator for the first workshop. Ahalya Desikan & Girish R. helped him as Co-facilitators. Facilitators were assisted in management by Mrs. Neeta Sanghvi & Dr. Neha Vakharia.  
“This workshop has created a great impact in my life”
(Photos above) Participants in various workshop processes:
(left) Participant introducing herself, (right) Learning through Role-plays
What Participants felt about the workshop, in crux:

The workshop was very useful because the schools and colleges don’t teach us about life. It is very very useful to my life to develop and to know importance of my life and workshop made us realize the opportunities provided to us. I learnt that if we know the secrets of life everybody can be great. This workshop helped to know importance of my life as well as my goals, and purpose of life. This workshop is all about my daily life. I will never think of failure and will never give up in my life. - Tulasi
One can become real human being if they attend this course. They will know the real meaning of life and its value. Ordinary person can become great person after attending this camp. The topics they covered are so much intelligent and useful for each and every human. The language & environment was real attractive, and encouraging. This workshop really helps me to achieve goals, to enjoy my life beautifully and to overcome many problems.Kavya S.
This workshop was so good that I feel that I am totally charged up after the 5 days of the workshop. I feel that I am blessed to attend this workshop. The way they taught, the activities that we did, touched my heart. This has changed my view of living a life. This workshop would be very useful to change my life style. I would love to implement it on daily basis in my work and I am responsible for my life. -  Disha Kapasi
It's one of my best experiences of my life. I could correct many things which went wrong in my life. This workshop has created a great impact in my life. This L3 course should be conducted in every corners of the country especially to the needy people who have lost the will of living and gave up in their life. The topics taught here directly impact our daily life. - Prajwal
Photo Above: (left) Facilitator Sanjiv Shah interacting with participants;
(right) Co-facilitators Ahalya Desikan & Girish R. listening to participants
Reflections of participants about facilitators, in crux:

Facilitators taught us very useful topics with lot of experience, strength and energy. The way they taught was really powerful. Good experience. Only those who follow these principles in life can teach us this way. – Pooja N.
Oh my god! The workshop was nothing without them. They always saw us with smile. They were effective in making us understand the concepts and material was just amazing. They were never boring and we felt blessed to be your students. It's not just an opportunity but a great FORTUNE. - Adhavi Shanth P.

We are blessed to have such amazing Facilitators. Each one of them had great things to share with us and we learnt so much. I felt Sanjivbhai is really an amazing soul. He taught us in amazing way. Ahalyadidi was really effective in her speech and Girishbhai really encouraged us to do many things. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing environment in each session. - Umme Salma
Photo above: The group of teenagers, seen happy after the workshop
Children of KNH Boys Home, Madurai, Learn Life Values
In Oasis Life Camp
Photo above: Facilitator Ahalya Desikan explaining concepts to children 
48 children of KNH Boys Home, Madurai, with age ranging from 10 to 15 years, experienced Oasis Life Camp organized during 12th & 13th March, 2016 in their premises. In the camp, they enjoyed complete freedom given to them and learnt Life’s highest values. The camp was facilitated by Ahalya Desikan, Coordinator, Oasis Life Camps, Bangalore Centre.
Photo above: Participant sharing his views in the camp

Crux of reflections by children:

We learnt about How should we live our life. Even if we don’t have money we should not let go our dreams. We should be happy always. We should be confident always. If we have a dream we should achieve it however difficult it is and should not give up for anyone or anything. - Bharathi Kannan

We learned a lot about life. It touched my heart deeply. This will be very useful in my life. I learnt that we need self confidence and positive thinking. I will apply these in my life. Thanks to the teacher for taking this camp. - R. Prakash

Facilitator, Ahalya, was very friendly to us. She shared many things with us. She was excellent. - Chinnadurai

Facilitator taught us well in understandable manner. She spoke well and also let us talk and share our feelings. - M. Deepak

Photo above: Happy children with facilitator
Life Camp Boosts Self-confidence of Children of Convent, Bangalore
Photo above: Facilitator Ahalya Desikan is explaining concepts to children 
Oasis Life Camp was organized at St. Joseph’s Convent, Whitefield, Bangalore for children with age of 10-15 years. The camp was organized during 27th & 28th February, 2016. 32 children participated in the camp which was facilitated by Ahalya Desikan.
“I learnt about self-confidence which touched my heart”
Photo above: Participant is sharing with the group

Children’s reflections after the camp, in crux:

I learnt self-confidence and the courage to share sad moment with all. I also learnt how to behave with others, how to talk and how to be positive. - Shrivathsa

In this camp I learnt about self-confidence which touched my heart deeply. I learnt we should be confident in oneself. I learnt how rules help me in my life. It was so amazing camp. - Sunil N.

In this life camp things which touched my heart was self confidence and I was happy for this Oasis Life Camp. I was enjoying nicely and Ahalya sister told us the stories very nicely. - Rathna Shree

The freedom which Ahalya sister gave us and her talking, being friendly with us touched my heart deeply. She taught us very good things which will be useful in our life. - Rachana K.
Photo above: Joyful children and their facilitator
Oasis South Gujarat Center News

“આ શિબિરમાં ભાગ લેવાથી હું મારો ગુસ્સો ઓછો કરી શક્યો.”
Oasis South Gujarat Center conducted Oasis Life Camp at Swaminarayan School, Surat from 13th to 15th April, 2016 for 26 participants. The camp was facilitated by Pratiksinh Parmar and Purviben Desai and were assisted by Bhairaviben Punekar.
Children learning with Role-plays
બાળકોના અભિપ્રાય:

“આ શિબિરમાં ભાગ લેવાથી હું મારો ગુસ્સો ઓછો કરી શક્યો.” - જય પટેલ

“આ શિબિરે મને આત્મવિશ્વાસ કઈ રીતે કેળવવો અને પોતાના ધરેલા લક્ષ્ય સુધી કઈ રીતે પહોચવું તે શીખવ્યું.” - અંજલી ચૌધરી
“હું જયારે પણ મોટો થઈને કમજોર થઈશ ત્યારે આ શિબિરમાં ભાગ લીધેલો એ બધું યાદ કરીને પાછો મજબૂત થઈશ.”
 - લક્ષ ગોક્લાની
“અમારા સંચાલક અમારી સાથે જ નાસ્તો કરતા અને અમને જે બાબત સમજ ન પડે તે વારંવાર સમજાવતા અને અમારી બધી વાતો સમજતા.”
 - રૂપાલી પટેલ

“અમારા સંચાલક અમારી સાથે મિત્ર બનીને રહ્યા અને અમારી લાગણીઓને સમજી શક્યા.” - માલિની આહીર
Happy Children of Swaminarayan School after Life Camp
Oasis North Gujarat News

"કલ્પનાશક્તિ વિશે જાણીને અમને ખૂબ આનંદ થયો"
Children sharing their experiences with facilitators Avani Kulkarni and Suresh Prajapati

Oasis Life Camp was conducted for 46 children from 10 schools of Vadali, Khedbrahma from 25th to 27th April, 2016. The Life Camp was organized at Dr. K. R. Shroff Foundation, Vadali, Khedbrahma which was facilitated by Avani Kulkarni and Suresh Prajapati.
બાળકોના અભિપ્રાય:

"આ શિબિરમાં સ્વયંશિસ્ત, સંસ્કાર, કલ્પનાશક્તિની બાબતો અમને જીવનમાં ઉપયોગી થશે. મારા પર કોઈ પણ મુસીબત આવશે તો અમે આ બધાનો ઉપયોગ કરીને મુસીબતને દૂર કરવાનો પ્રયત્ન કરીશું. અવનિદીદી અને સુરેશભાઈ અમને સારાં ઉદાહરણો આપીને સમજાવતાં હતા. અમને ઘણી બધી સારી સારી બાબતો શીખવી. તેમણે અમને પસંદગીઓ લેતાં શીખવ્યું. અને કલ્પનાશક્તિ વિશે જાણીને અમને ખૂબ આનંદ થયો." - કૃણાલ સોની

"આ શિબિરમાં અમે શીખેલી બાબતો : ૧) મહેનત કરવી, ૨) ખોટી વાતો ફેલાવવી નહીં, ૩) ધ્યેય હોવું જોઈએ, ૪) આત્મવિશ્વાસ રાખવો અને નીડર રહેવું જોઈએ વગેરે જીવનમાં ખૂબ જ ઉપયોગી થશે." - દિશા પરમાર

"નાટક જોવાની અમને ખૂબ મજા પડી. નાટકમાં અમે સારી વસ્તુઓ શું એ શીખ્યાં. અમને મૂવી જોવાની પણ ખૂબ મજા આવી." - પાયલ મકવાણા
Joyful children after Life Camp at Dr. K. R. Shroff Foundation, Vadali, Khedbrahma
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