Kathalaya


Once upon a time, not so long ago, in June 1998, it rained heavily.
Three teachers hurried to take shelter under a grand old banyan tree. The rain didn’t seem to stop.
At first it was a casual chat about the weather and childhood memories of the rain.
And later the conversation drifted towards the concerns relating to education.
Why is teaching a monotonous exercise? What really makes the child interested in a subject?
Do we have a role to play? There was a pause. Why not storytelling?
Can we as teachers make a difference to evolve a more exciting curriculum, through stories?
Can we extend it to the underprivileged children, in the same manner?
The rain had stopped and the questions seemed endless.
The banyan tree stood witness to a new thought process evolving under its shade.
And that was just the beginning of a long journey…
Over the next few months, the group met more frequently to crystallize their thoughts into action.
They called themselves ‘Kathalaya ~ The House of Stories’.

to know more – http://kathalaya.org/
also – http://www.indianstorytellingnetwork.org/

facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathalaya/239489306087919
read there blog at – http://kathalaya.org/about-us/blog/

kathashala


Kathashala has been conceptualized as a storytelling institute, specializing in use of performing arts. It is committed to building the capacities of professionals in education, counsellors, therapists, trainers, executives and parents in the art of storytelling. The institute is the culmination of nearly two decades of experience in working with both children and adults.

Kathashala’s mandate is to generate awareness and appreciation for storytelling as a powerful method of understanding and learning. It aims to promote storytelling as a tool for parenting, learning aid to be used by educators to impart knowledge, values and life skills; therapists and counsellors to use it to understand their subjects better, build trust and help them to open up; for the corporate world to use it as a tool for problem solving, decision making, team building. Kathashala also aims at training individuals from all walks of life in the art of storytelling.

to know more – http://kathashala.wordpress.com

facebook           – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathashala/177991298904651