// Year 12 // Issue 23 // 21 November 2019   NEWSLETTER CUM MAGAZINE OF OASIS MOVEMENT
Oasis Movement Projects through June to September
Live - Love - Learn Workshops for Teens & Youths

Misaal Winners & Youths Learn
Living Life More Beautifully
186 Misaal Winners (2019) Completed First Workshop of
Oasis Greatness Course, at Oasis Valleys 
Oasis Greatness workshops are designed to bring out the best in the gems of leaders who have been identified through Oasis Misaal Project.
It is a four-year course that touches every aspect of their life and tries to elevate their living so that they can live an exemplary life and inspire others to follow their footsteps. 
No. Dates Group Facilitator(s) &
1. 17-22 Jul M17 Eng Youths  Sheeba Nair
2. 15-18 Aug Leaders group -3 Aatmaja Soni
3. 16-18 Aug Commando Batch   Sanjiv Shah
4. 16-21 Aug Misaal Winners 2019 Group-1 Mehul Panchal,
Chanda Korani
5. 16-21 Aug Misaal Winners 2019
Pratik Parmar,
Vinit Jain
6. 21-26 Sep Misaal Winners 2019
 Neha Vakharia, 
Binit Shah
7. 21-26 Sep Misaal Winners 2019 Group-4 Jolly Madhra, 
Purvi Dalal
Reflections form L3 Teens Participants
“Each and every second that I have spent in the workshop has taught me something new which is important to learn to live life beautifully. The workshop made me cheerful, thoughtful, brave, responsible and a very calm self. Now I feel very lucky for participating in Misaal and getting this L3 course.”
- Suryanshi Shah

"શ્રેષ્ઠ જીવન કઈ રીતે જીવી શકાય તેની સમજ હોવી બહુ જરૂરી છે જે આ કાર્યશાળામાંથી હું મેળવી રહી છું. નાની નાની બાબતોમાંથી પણ કંઈક ને કંઈક તો શીખી જ શકાય છે ને ભૂલોમાંથી પણ ઘણું શીખવા મળે છે. હું આખી કાર્યશાળામાંથી શીખી છું કે ગમે તેવી પરિસ્થિતિ હોય નવું શીખવાની પ્રોસેસ હંમેશાં ચાલુ જ રહે છે.”
– મિતલ કટારીયા

“આ કાર્યશાળાનો ભાગ બન્યા પછી દુનિયાને જોવાનો મારો દૃષ્ટિકોણ બદલાઈ રહ્યો હોય તેમ હું અનુભવી રહી છું. હવે હું બધાની ખામીઓ જોવાને બદલે તેમનામાં રહેલી ખૂબીઓ જોવાનું પસંદ કરીશ. હવેથી ભૂલ થાય તો સૉરી અને કોઈ મદદ કરે તો તરત તેનો આભાર માનીશ.”
– તાન્યા ખત્રી
Learning by solving queries
Learning by performing role-plays
The best part of learning is sharing  
Honey and Niomi from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) are Misaal winners 2019. They share their experience of participating in Misaal, being Misaal winners and their gift 'Live - Love - Learn workshop.' They share their experience of attending this workshop and their feelings for facilitators.
Live - Love - Learn Workshops for Professionals 
Participants enjoying an engrossing environment
We can’t be a different person at our workplace and a different person at home, can we? What we are is reflected everywhere and therefore, if we grow as a person, we grow in each aspect of our lives.
Oasis’ workshops for professionals focus on the holistic growth of a person because we firmly believe that an organisation grows only when its people grow. Having an organisation with empathic, growth-oriented and learning-oriented people who seek to live in a meaningful way will always thrive in any environment.
No. Dates Group Facilitator
1. 10-14 Jul Professionals   Sheeba Nair
2. 27-29 Sep e Infochip Executives Sheeba Nair
Participants' feelings about the workshop
"Immaculate. Not just traditional workshop where the focus is only on professional growth. This is total inclusiveness, personal as well. Mission statement, Paradigm shifting really lead me to define and title my grey areas about the purpose of life."
- Chintan Panchal

"I realized after a very long time that I've many emotions about my closed ones, which I'm not expressing to them. The workshop helped me in this realization, which is the best gift for me in the last 4 days." 
- Kaushal Modi

"This workshop has changed the way I look at the life form now onwards. I will look more focused, self-oriented, family priority and compassionate person."
- Rakesh Panchal
"It changed my paradigm for training. I have attended other training programs but these 3 days have changed thoughts and perceptions. It is about me who defines my identity. Thank you, I am lucky that I got an opportunity in this life only to attend this workshop. Now, I am committed and courageous to do changes for meaningful life which helps my family and career."
- Snehal Patel 
Group of eInfochips executives with facilitator Sheeba Nair
Life Camps at Kashmir

Saamarthya: Girls Special Life Camps
Joy of learning with lots of fun! (Facilitator: Jolly Madhra)
Oasis Saamarthya Project is our hearty attempt against prevailing inequality in society. These camps are designed for girls/women and are intended to bring out their inner strengths so that they can lead a life full of dreams, courage and freedom.
Date Group Venue No. of Participants Facilitators
1-2 Jul Misaal Winners Amirakadal, Srinagar 24 Jolly Madhra,
4-7 Jul Guru Nanak Dev Model HS Baramulla 15 Jolly Madhra,
Dilbir Singh Sodhi
8-10 Jul Borderless World Foundation & GHSS Kupwara 45 Jolly Madhra, Viral Patel
Facilitator sharing concepts with girls
Girls engrossed in the process
Life Camps infuse a lot of  Self-confidence in children
Reflections from Participants
“The most important thing I learnt in the camp is to stay positive in every situation and always look at the brighter side of life. I also learnt to know the value of embracing oneself by developing self-confidence.”
- Barjees

“The one thing that I found useful in the camp which I will use in my life every day will be to motivate myself, bring up my self-esteem, call myself, stay confident and never get bothered when people comment or pass judgment.”
-  Haya Karra
“Uniqueness and love. When we see schools or in other places, there is no unity and did not teach us how to love and to be loved. And the most important is, the camp gives us freedom and they trust us. When we see out of the camp, in society, these things are not present or not seen anywhere; not even in families.”
- Aalim Farooq
Happy groups after completing their Life Camp 
Life Camp by New Team
Guru Nanak School students with their facilitators
Group Date Venue No. of Participants Facilitator(s)
Guru Nanak School students 8-9 July Guru Nanak School, Baramulla 28  Dilbir Singh Sodhi, Adnan
Facilitator Dilbir Singh Sodhi encouraging the participant 
Reflections from Participants

“The thing I liked most about life camp was that everyone got an equal opportunity to speak. Another best thing was the humble nature of facilitator and the last, it helped me to build my self-confidence.”
– Anam Mushtaq
“It was a nice experience of participating in the life camp. We enjoyed and learnt very much in a friendly environment. I will follow my dream with positiveness and I will work on myself to make myself a good person.”
- Amar Preet Singh 
Life Camp Team at Kashmir
Junaid and Palak from Jammu & Kashmir share their experience of participating in Life Camp and their growth-story after attending Life Camp. They share their feelings for Oasis and how they found their real friends here.
Life Camps Through School Partnerships

Hearty & Synergistic Efforts
for Child Centric & Value-Based Processes
Young girl happily sharing her thoughts
 No.  Date  Group  No. of Participants  Facilitator(s) &
28-30 Jun
Vidyalaya, Surat
Praksha Desai
2. 2-4 July Gyanjyot
Vidyalaya, Surat
61 Sangita Dudhat
3.  5-7 Jul Gyanjyot
 Vidyalaya, Surat
 54  Mital Patel
4. 9-11 Jul Gyanjyot 
Vidyalaya, Surat
53 Praksha Desai
5.  15-17 Jul Gyandeep
Vidyalaya, Surat
 55  Falguni Patel
6.  25-27 Jul Ratna Sagar
Vidhyalay, Surat
52  Praksha Desai 
7. 1-3 Aug Sandipani
Vidyalaya, Surat
38 Siddharth Mehta
8. 28-30 Aug Gyanjyot 
Vidyalaya, Surat
49 Falguni Patel
9. 6-8 Sep  Sandipani
Vidyalaya, Surat
41 Mital Patel
10   8- 10 Sep Kachchh Vidya Mandir, Adipur, Kachchh
Chanda Korani,
Aarti Nayi
11. 9-11 Sep Gyanmanjari &
Ratna Sagar
 Vidyalay, Surat
47 Gopika Kothari
12. 17-19 Sep Gyanjyot
 Vidyalaya, Surat
61 Falguni Patel
13. 19-21 Sep Gyanjyot 
Vidyalaya, Surat
70 Praksha Desai
14. 25-27 Sep Ratna Sagar
Vidyalay, Surat
31 Praksha Desai
28-29 Sep
Kidana Prathmik Shala, Gandhidham, Kachchh 20 Chanda Korani,
Aarti Nayi
 Reflections from participants
“મારો આત્મવિશ્વાસ વધ્યો છે જે મને જીવનભર કામ લાગશે... આપણે હંમેશાં સકારાત્મક વિચારો રાખવા જોઈએ અને કપરા સંજોગોમાં પણ હાર ન માનીને હિંમતથી આગળ વધવું જોઈએ... શિબિરમાં થયેલી ડીબેટ મને ખૂબ જ પસંદ આવી કારણ કે તેના દ્વારા મારામાં સામેવાળા વ્યક્તિને શાંતિપૂર્વક સાંભળવાનો ગુણ વિકસ્યો છે... લાઇફ કૅમ્પમાં પરિચય આપવાની પદ્ધતિ મને ખૂબ જ ગમી કારણ કે તેમાં મારું નામ, સપનું, મારા જીવનની આદર્શ વ્યક્તિ, મારો બેસ્ટ ફ્રેન્ડ એમ બધું જ આવરી લેવામાં આવ્યું હતું... મારી જિંદગીના નિર્ણયો મારે જાતે જ લેવાના છે આ વાત મારા મનને ખૂબ જ સ્પર્શી ગઈ... શિબિરમાં મને સૌથી વધારે પોતાનો પરિચય આપવાની નવી પદ્ધતિ ખૂબ જ પસંદ આવી કારણ કે તેનાથી મારા આત્મવિશ્વાસમાં વધારો થયો છે... લાઇફ કૅમ્પમાં શીખવવામાં આવેલ દરેક બાબત મારા જીવનમાં ક્યાંક ને ક્યાંક ઉપયોગી થાય એવી જ છે.”
At life camp, children learn about different aspects of life
with wide range of activities
Jyotirdhar Abhiyaan - Gujarat & Kashmir

Holistic Learning Process for Creators of a New Society 
Workshop participants learning through group discussion
No. Dates Group Facilitator(s) &
1. 27-29 Jun Kashmir Core-Team Leaders Siddharth Mehta,
Anuradha Mehta
2. 12-14 Jul South Gujarat
Principals Batch - 4
Alpa Naik
3. 13-15 Jul Sanyojak Batch-5 Siddharth Mehta
4. 30 Jul – 1 Aug Kashmir
School Teachers
Romana Qazi,
Dr Rabia Moghul
5. 3-5 Aug South Gujarat
Batch - 2
Nilesh Vankawala
6. 5-7 Aug KRSF Teachers,
Batch - 2
Mehul Panchal
7. 16-18 Aug South Gujarat
Batch - 1 & 3
Snehal Parmar,
 Neha Vyas
8. 13-15 Sep South Gujarat
Batch - 5
Chhayal Kapadiya
9. 27-29 Sep Sanyojak Batch - 5 Siddharth Mehta
Reflections from Participants
“જ્યોતિર્ધર કાર્યશાળામાં જોડાયા પછી મારી સમજણશક્તિમાં ઘણો ફેરફાર થયેલો જોવા મળ્યો છે. કાર્યશાળા દરમ્યાન જે મુદ્દાઓ પર ચર્ચા કરવામાં આવી હતી તેનો મારા જીવનમાં ઘણો ફાયદો થયેલો છે અને હંમેશાં થતો પણ રહેશે. કોઈપણ પરિસ્થિતિમાં જો કોઈ ખરાબ પરિણામ મળ્યું હોય તો હવે પોતાની જાત પર કાર્ય કરી તેની સામે સંઘર્ષ કરવાની તાકાત મને આ કાર્યશાળામાંથી મળતી રહે છે."
- શૈલેષ ચેનવા
“Jyotirdhar workshop will help me a lot in ramming my fears and living a positive fearless life from now on. During this workshop, I learnt so much and got super positive vibrations.”
– Dr Sonal Desai
"આ કાર્યશાળા રોજિંદા જીવનમાં ખૂબ જ ઉપયોગી છે. પોતાનામાં બદલાવ લાવવો ખરેખર ખૂબ જ અઘરી વાત છે જે માટે આ કાર્યશાળા મદદરૂપ નીવડે છે. સાંભળવાની અગત્યતા શું છે એ ખૂબ ઊંડાણપૂર્વક સમજવા મળ્યું જેના થકી હું મારા સંબંધોમાં પરીવર્તન લાવી શકીશ.”
– ડૉ અરૂણા કોલડીયા
“પહેલાં હું બહારની દુનિયામાં, બીજા લોકોમાં પ્રેમ શોધતો પણ જ્યારે મેં આ કાર્યશાળા ભરી ત્યાર પછી મને ખબર પડી કે પ્રેમ આપણે આપણમાં જ શોધવો જોઈએ. સૌ પ્રથમ સ્વની ઓળખ કરવી જોઈએ અને પોતાના જીવનની નાની-મોટી દરેક બાબતોથી ખુશ રહેવું; જે કરતાં હું શીખી ગયો છું.”
– નિલેશ સુતરિયા
(Top) Kashmir School Teachers;
(2nd left)
Sanyojak Batch - 5; (2nd right) Kasmir Core-team Leaders;
(3rd) KRSF Teachers Batch - 2;
(Bottom left) South Gujarat Batch - 1 & 2; (Bottom right) South Gujarat Batch - 5
Oasis - Mindtree Partnership at Bangalore

Dream India Camp for Rural Children 

Here, Children are Trusted to Take Decisions,

 Especially When They have Complete Freedom
DIC - Where children can bloom so beautifully in a span of just 7 to 8 days
 Reflections from Participants
"At this camp, I made friends with courage, self-confidence and patience. I learnt to express my feelings and opinions. I got to know what are my responsibilities. I learnt about my freedom and how I should be in future."
- Shruthi B.S.

“I appreciate that you are imparting knowledge on varied topics. Helping government school children to set goals in their life and how to reach these goals. Continue to encourage us. Thank you Oasis.”

- Archana J.U

“In the parliament session, the jury used to patiently explain the mistake committed by the person, make him/her accept the mistake and used to guide in a way that the mistake is not repeated.”

- Ravikumar C.

Glimpses of Dream India Camp organized at Bangalore for rural children
under the partnership with Mindtree Ltd
Special Dream India Camp for School Dropouts
Recruitment for Misaal Honorship Explorer Project
We believe that every child is uniquely talented and if we help them to develop their strengths and provide proper guidance to work upon their weak areas along with the atmosphere of freedom and respect that every child has the potential to fly high.
So, Oasis provided a golden opportunity for those children who are not interested in formal education or have already dropped out and who believed in practical education. So, for this purpose, Oasis came up with Dream India Camp – Drop Out Special where teenagers & youths with budding potentials were identified and tested. It was organized at Oasis Valleys from 26 August to 6 September and 40+ children participated in the camp. Budding potentials underwent the screening process as part of recruitment for Oasis Fellowship Program: Misaal Honorship Explorers.
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