// Year 12 // Issue 21 // 16 October  2019  NEWSLETTER CUM MAGAZINE OF OASIS MOVEMENT

Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions

Providing Environment Where Children Feel

Loved, Listened to & Affirmed

Glimpses of Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions 
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions are weekly learning sessions for teenagers & youths who are associated with Oasis. The sessions were initiated for youngsters who are part of Oasis L3 Teen Course who needed to strengthen and share their learnings from workshops which are done twice in a year. 6 months between two workshops seemed too long a period to hold all learnings. Every Sunday these youngsters get to together for about two hours and learn various topics related to their life in the presence of Oasis facilitators. These sessions are organized by each Oasis centres.  
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions, a Place…
Where you are being listened without any judgements;

Where you can be yourself and express yourself;

Where you’re loved irrespective of backgrounds & boundaries;

Where friendship gets a new meaning and has life learning in its centre;

Where learning, smiles and friendship are the only constant.

Although there is no unit or mechanism to measure the impact, Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions have made a difference in the most subtle and in the most noticeable ways. The teenagers who were longing for a place where they could be themselves without any judgments, backgrounds, or boundaries have found a place and as a result, they’ve started seeing the good in themselves; they’ve started expressing themselves without any fears or inhibitions; they’ve fallen in love with the beautiful journey of learning and growing.
January to August Data
Region Name No. of Sessions No. of Beneficiaries
Surat 26  502
Navsari 24  303
Ahmedabad 32 414 
Kachchh 16  93
Bangalore 16  202
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions at Surat
Facilitator Purvi Dalal explaining the topic
"મારા માટે ઓએસિસ સન્ડે સેલ્ફ-ડેવલપમેન્ટ સેશન એટલે L3 નામની મુવીનું એક નાનકડું ટ્રેલર. L3માં શીખેલી બાબતોનું પુનરાવર્તન આ સેશનમાં થાય છે; તેથી રોજબરોજના જીવનમાં સરળતાથી તેનો અમલ થઈ શકે છે. વળી, આ સેશન ઓએસિસમાં ન જોડાયા હોય તેવા મિત્રોને પણ જીવનધડતરની શિબિરમાં જોડાવાની તક આપે છે."
- માનસી વ્યાસ  
"એક સેશન દરમ્યાન અમને 500ની નોટ આપવામાં આવી હતી, જેનું નિરીક્ષણ કરવાનું હતું. નવાઈની વાત એ હતી કે 500ની નોટ હું દરરોજ જોતો હોઉં છતાં એ દિવસે હું એવી ઘણી બાબતો નોંધી શક્યો  જે પહેલીવાર જોઈ હોય. આ નાનકડી પ્રવૃત્તિ દ્વારા અમને શીખવ્યું કે રોજિંદા જીવનામાં ઘણું બધું કરતાં હોઈએ પણ ઝીણવટ ભર્યું કે ધ્યાનપૂર્વકનું નિરીક્ષણ કરવું કેટલું જરૂરી છે; એ પોતાના વર્તનનું હોય કે કોઈપણ વસ્તુનું હોય. આવા દરેક સેશન અમારી માટે ખૂબ મહત્ત્વના હોય છે."
- પ્રજેશ ખૂંટ
Activity-based learning is loved by all children in
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions at Navsari
Every session there is a different and unique topic to be discussed by children
ઓએસિસ સન્ડે સેલ્ફ-ડેવલપમેન્ટ સેશન જે દર રવિવારે થાય એટલે એક એવો દિવસ જ્યાં અમારો આખા અઠવાડિયાનો થાક દૂર થાય ને નવી તાજગી મળે સાથે નવું શીખવા મળે અને શીખેલી બાબતો વધુ પાકી કરવાનો મોકો મળે. L3ની શીખેલી બાબતોને ક્યાંક અમલ કરવામાં મુશ્કેલી પડતી હોય તો આ સેશનથી મને એક પ્રકારનો ધક્કો મળે છે. હવે હું આતુરતાથી રવિવારની રાહ જોતો હોઉં છું.”
– વિરલ  પારેખ

"Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions are like a little two-hour escape place where I come to learn in real terms. The topics that are taken up are in real sense helpful and that too in immediate matters. These two-hour sessions most definitely do help in the growth of an individual, much more than two hours of academic lectures or any mundane activity."
- Rahul Soni
“મને ઓએસિસ સન્ડે સેલ્ફ-ડેવલપમેન્ટ સેશનમાં ખૂબ જ મજા આવે છે. કારણ કે અમે આ બે કલાકના સેશન દરમ્યાન અમારી L3 કાર્યશાળામાં શીખેલી જીવનલક્ષી બાબતોને ફરી યાદ કરીએ છીએ. આ રીતે અમે જે શીખ્યા છીએ તેને ફરી શીખવાથી L3નું પુનરાવર્તન થઈ જાય છે. તેથી હું મારા ગોલ પર પણ સતત કામ કરી શકું છું. આ બે કલાક મારા માટે ઘણાં મહત્ત્વપૂર્ણ બની રહે છે.”
– ધ્રુવીલ  શેરઠીયા 
Group discussion during the Session
Young facilitator, Krishna Kachhela taking the session  
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions at Ahmedabad
Curiosity and learning always go hand-in-hand
"Now sundays are really amazing because of

Oasis Sunday Self-development sessions"
"Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions are good for participants who are doing L3 because it helps us to revise our L3 lessons. My teachers said me to do orientation in my school for Oasis Sunday Self-development sessions because they found changes in me and want other students to join this session."
- Adil Patel 
“I come to Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions to learn the knowledge of life and learn to face problems in my life. My confidence has improved very much.”
- Mahesh Prajapati
Oasis Sunday Self-development Session - where children freely enjoy the learning 
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions at Kachchh
Oasis Sunday Self-development Session gives a chance to
the facilitator & children to learn and grow together
"The two hours of Oasis Sunday Self-development

Sessions are so precious"
"Oasis Sunday Self-development  Sessions are  refreshment and driving force. It's really a pleasure to get chance to present our views on any life related topics. We can make weekly goals and it can be beneficial and measurable in routine life. I am thanking Oasis for such a unique arrangement for our development."
- Aashvi Majethiya
Happy group of children with their facilitator, Pratik Parmar after the session
Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions at Bangalore
Sparkling smiles after the session
"Usually, Sunday is the day earlier I used to spend doing random work or sometimes doing nothing. but now Sundays are really amazing because of Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions I feel it's the wise time I am spending for my own self-development, I personally learn new topics every Sunday."
- Ranjith
"The two hours are so precious, especially when the topic is so interesting. Each example or activity will always make me feel where I had to and have to improve. Also, one major reason is different opinions and perspectives that come in one room, and it's not that boring room at all. If I'm thinking something in just one perspective and it's so painful that I can't change the thought, this group of people will help me do that."  
- Gowthami
Roleplays makes learning a real fun 
Facilitators journey about the whole process  
"બાળકો જીવનલક્ષી બાબતોને રોજિંદા જીવનમાં જીવતા થાય અને તેનું સતત પુનરાવર્તન થતું રહે સાથે તેઓની વાતોને કોઈ સાંભળે, સમજે અને તેમની અનન્યતાને ઓળખે આ હેતુને ધ્યાનમાં રાખી ઓએસિસ સન્ડે સેલ્ફ-ડેવલપમેન્ટ સેશનની શરૂઆત થઈ. અમે 10 બાળકોથી સેશનની શરૂઆત કરી તો હવે ક્યારેક 50થી વધુ સંખ્યામાં બાળકો સેશનમાં ભાગ લે છે. ગમે તેવી પરિસ્થિતિ હોય બાળકો ઓએસિસ સન્ડે સેલ્ફ-ડેવલપમેન્ટ સેશનમાં તો આવે જ. મને આ પ્રોજેક્ટની લીડ લેવાની તક મળી જેનાં કારણે મને અમૂલ્ય સિદ્ધાન્તો અને જીવનની જડીબુટ્ટી સાથે રોજ કામ કરવા મળે છે અને વધારે સારી પૂર્વી બનવાની રાહ પર એક કદમ આગળ વધી રહી છું."
- પૂર્વી દલાલ, સુરત 
"I really feel very enthusiastic to conduct or arrange the Oasis Sunday Self-development Session. This session helps to affirm the learning done earlier and help the participants to provide space and time for sharing their issues. I am very much enjoying to attend the Oasis Sunday Self-development Session along with the wonderful team of facilitators and participants."
- Megha Naik, Navsari
"As a facilitator, it helps to implement the topics in my life and practice better when I take Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions. It acts as a reminder for my own goals and growth. I like facilitating Oasis Sunday Self-development Session as it gives a sense of satisfaction of sharing value to a group of committed children. It also helps to be on track and to give more while I get to grow in my life."
- Ahalya Desikan, Bangalore
Jigar Kalsariya from Surat (Gujarat) shares his experience of attending Oasis Sunday Self-development Session which is held every Sunday in many regions of Gujarat. He speaks about benefits that he achieved due to this session.
Region-wise details for joining Oasis

Sunday Self-development Session


 Address: 41 Shantiniketan, Sumul Dairy Road,

Mob: 7211157310

Timing:  12:00 to 2:00 pm

Address: 120 Jay vankal classes,
Bhaktinagar society, Opp. Udhyognagar, Vijalpore, Navsari.

Mob: 7211151321

Timing:  2:30 to 4:30 pm


 Address:  Library hall, Diwan Ballubhai Rajnagar school, opp. Rajnagar Society, Behind Diwan Ballubhai Paldi, Paldi,


Timing:  2:00 to 5:00 pm

Address:  53/B, 1st floor, Bankers colony, Gate No.2, Allahabad bank lane, opp. Ashapura janseva trust, Near Jubilee ground, Mundra road, Bhuj. 
Dist- Kachchh

Mob: 7211151320

Timing:  3:00 to 5:00 pm


Address: Ravikiran Apartments, Plain Sr, Sivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Mob: 9844134304

Timing: 11:00 to 2:00 pm

Now, Oasis Sunday Self-development Sessions

started in three new regions 


 Address:  102 Shreejal Appartment, 52/A Punitnagar society, Old padara road, Vadodara.

Mob: 7211157313

Timing:  2:00 to 4:00 pm
Vallabh Vidyanagar

Address:  216 Ram Krishna seva mandir, opp. V & C English medium school, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand.

Mob: 7211157778

Timing: 3:00 to 5:00 pm


Address: Satyam Sarvar kendra - 14, Manhar plot, B/h. Dr Prakash modha's hospital, Vidya nagar main road, Rajkot.


Timing: 10:00 to 12:00 pm

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