// Year 15 // Issue 07//  10 June 2022  Oasis Periodical (Newsletter-Cum-Magazine) 

Oasis Kashmir Festival 2022: Part I

Oasis Touches 1000+ Kashmiri Students…

While Preparing 50+ Local Facilitators…

All This Just In Three Weeks! 
Thank You Team Kashmir: Beaming faces of the wonderful team of Oasis Friends at Kashmir including Principals, teachers and resource persons, who played key roles as facilitators, organisers and hosts of the Festival as they pose with the Chief Guest Mr Tassaduq Mir, Director of School Education, Kashmir! 

We also thank the Directorate of School Education for its consistent support and cooperation to make this program a success.
Oasis has been engaged with J&K school education department since 2016 through Jyotirdhar project for Principals. Post 2018, amid school closures, voluntary school programs for teachers and students in Kashmir continued due to very committed efforts by Oasis Kashmir core team that includes Jyotirdhar (torchbearer) heads of the schools. 

To encourage their leadership qualities and voluntary spirit, Oasis planned a series of programs through “Oasis Kashmir Festival 2022” from 10th - 28th May 2022. The occasion ended with a Celebration organized at S. P. School Auditorium, Srinagar, on 28th May post noon.  

Within a short span of just 20 days, we touched 1000+ children through 27 Life Camps and 3 residential Friendship Camps. 50+ faculties were engaged as resource persons and we reached 30+ schools in 8 districts. This in itself is a record in the history of Oasis Movement! 
Beginning of Journey: Online Training of New Facilitators
Heartwarming sharing of young teachers and first time facilitators, who have become a source of  inspiration to many participants
Before the onset of the festival, in the month of March, Oasis invited Head of Institutes (H.o.I.s) to nominate eligible teachers as resource persons for Oasis Life Camps. Online training was initiated by central team on April 28th  which was attended by 30+ teachers.  Simultaneously, H.o.I.s started locking the schedule of programs.
Oasis Central Team Reaches Kashmir

Offline Training on 10-11 May  ~  42+ Local Teachers Participate
Local aspiring facilitators in offline training at various places

18 members of the Central team of Oasis including Founder Members, Young Trustees, Youth Members, and Professionals from Gujarat, Delhi & Bengaluru who volunteered, reached Kashmir and camped at different districts for 2-3 weeks. Oasis members conducted offline training for the nominated resource persons from Govt and Public schools at Kupwara and Srinagar. Around 42 teachers participated. 

The Core idea was to prepare a team of new local facilitators and resource persons who can take the torch of Life Education forward independently for Kashmir. The entire festival focused around this central objective.
Phase I: Oasis Kashmir Life Camps Festival
Dates: 12-19 May

8 Days  ~  27 Life Camps  ~   40+ New Facilitators  ~  30+ Schools of 8 Districts   ~   850+ Students 
Photos: Top two - New Facilitators in action at various Life Camps 
Bottom two - Participants sharing their stories of confidence-building and personal transformations
Phase II - Oasis Kashmir Friendship Camps
Dates: 20-28 May

9 Days  ~  3 Friendship Camps  ~  25+ Local Facilitators   ~  171 Students
(Photos from top left in a clockwise direction)
1. Training of resource persons for Friendship Camp 2. Friendship Camp in progress  3. Enthusiastic participants sharing their stories 4. Facilitator sharing his experience  

3 Friendship Camps: 1. Girls Camp at Ustad Ghar, Bemina, Srinagar,  81 participants 2. Boys Camp at IHM, Rajbagh, Srinagar,  48 participants 3. Boys Camp at BHSS, Sogam, Kupwara, 42 participants 

Geographical reach of Oasis Kashmir Festival 2022

Kashmir Festival reached students across 8 out of 10 districts of Kashmir  -  Srinagar, Baramulla, Bandipora, Pulwama, Budgam, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Kupwara.
Celebrations of Oasis Kashmir Festival 2022
May 28th, Post noon
120+ invitees join the occasion
S.P. School auditorium seems full of guests who applaud the facilitators, children and school authorities equally
Facilitators share their heartwarming experiences and the stories of transformations of children and their own
Anchors find it difficult to restrict the flowing enthusiasm as excited Participants share their experiences
Girls pour their hearts full of dreams and confidence
Happy Teachers who learned to facilitate Oasis Camps promise to take Oasis programs ahead
Mr M M Gulzar, Director Oasis Kashmir, congratulates & encourages all new facilitators
Director, SE Kashmir, Graces the Occasion, Encourages All 
Guest of Honour, Mr Tassaduq Mir, Director, School Education, Kashmir graces the occasion and felicitates the team for the outstanding program outcomes.

Mr Tassaduq enthused teachers for KYC - Know Your Child- effort through these initiatives. He also assured his support for encouraging more Oasis programs across Kashmir. 
Oasis Kashmir Festival 2022 Continues:

They Dreamt and Made it Possible
The Real Heroes: Local core team of H.o.I.s who made this possible along with DSEK Mr Tassaduq Mir. And set a wonderful example of collaborative effort & voluntary spirit! 

Befitting the spirit of Pay It Forward, the closing event concluded with the entire Oasis Kashmir team promising a tall goal of 100 Life Camps over the next 2-3 months. Salutes!
To Be Continued in Part II….

Record 27 Life Camps in a Span of 8 days! 
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