Tale Weavers

Your title/position Co-Founder/ Director
Type of Enterprise informal program/project
Year the ngo or company was founded March 2017
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Explain your project in details:

Raising children in a world that respects diversity and one that is free from any bias is becoming more important than ever. Mass media is one of the easiest ways to communicate with people and it is not uncommon to see ways in which narratives offer a gendered vision of communities and societies around us. And the best way to teach children about diversity, equality, and break free from society's preconceived notion of what it means to be a boy or a girl is with engaging storylines and visually captivating illustrations. Our activities are as follows: Writing Tales: Through simple conversations, colorful illustrations and powerful characters, we aim at creating tales that inspire children and create a more inclusive learning space. Our tales help children understand identities and take pride in what they do, what they want to be and not feel limited by their gender (race, ethnicity or any other social construct). Collaborating with schools and community centers: In terms of community engagement, we will be looking at collaborating with schools and community centers and use our stories to engage with children.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Tale Weavers was officially launched on 8th March 2017. We have received an overwhelming response from parents and teachers. They strongly feel that through short and visually engaging narratives, our tales break the stereotypes and offer a fresh perspective of people and the world around. Given that the program was only launched recently, the success/ impact measured have been anecdotal in nature. We have put together a robust impact to measure the program's success which is as follows: Measuring the impact: Students will be encouraged to offer expositions of their learning and their experience, and their behavioral patterns will be tracked using indicators and evaluation methods to see how they internalize and act on the messages shared in the stories. In particular, the indicators include but are not limited to: 1) Impact assessment studies 2) Critique evaluation studies through tests and situation analyses - where students can be made to assess films and stories to see critique them for packaging propaganda-driven information 3) Pay Forward and Ambassador Programs where children can be made storytellers for younger ones or for their immediate peers to inculcate a sense of stakeholding. The system will have an accretion of milestones whereby the youngest in the hierarchy will be a champion, and the highest rung will be an ambassador.

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Sustainability and future plans

Vision: Weaving tales, breaking stereotypes Opportunities for the project: At the moment, there is no single organization or platform where teachers can access stories that celebrate diversity and break stereotypes for children. The storylines and illustrations will be created in a way that can be easily adapted globally thus making it possible for us to scale the program through collaborations across geographies. Implementation: We will be exploring partnerships with schools and community centers to conduct story-telling workshops and sessions using our stories as the main curriculum. We will also work with the youth and train them to deliver workshops and training sessions. Through partnerships with other organizations working in this domain, we will collaborate and train their trainers to use our stories as they engage with children and the youth. Operational aspects: We will be registering Tale Weavers as a social enterprise with a nonprofit model so as to maximize our social value and impact.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

A development sector professional, having worked in areas as diverse as urban planning, governance, gender empowerment and social enterprise, Sharda has been nominated as the Empower Women Champion for Change 2016-17. Sharda is passionate about using the digital space for empowering the society and improving citizen participation at varied levels. She strongly believes in the power to of education and the ways in which it can act as a catalyst in empowering communities. It is this belief that was instrumental in her choice of working within the education domain. Her recent employment was with Aidha, a Singapore-based not-for-profit organization that provides financial literacy and management skills to foreign domestic workers and lower-income women in Singapore so that they can create sustainable futures for themselves through financial education. Prior to that, she has worked with funding organizations and social enterprises in India. In December 2016, she was invited to the Global Entrepreneurship Community 2016 organized by the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre to be part of the (ALT)Ed- Alternative Education cluster and propose solutions towards making education more holistic and expanding learning opportunities for students across Malaysia. Sharda is extremely passionate about using technology to empower people at varied levels. Its this passion that has shaped her career- from working on crowd-sourced maps to designing games to address issues around education, gender equality and governance. Sharda has a Masters in Gender, Media and Culture from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master's in Ancient History from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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September 1, 2017 05:08

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

September 1, 2017 00:00

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:48

Dear all;
Your comment is helpful, Thank you for you appreciation and a constructive suggestion.
As the YCEC draws closest to close take this from me,I am wishing all the best for all enterpreneurship campus comunity members.
I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.
Really I am glad that you are doing such great works and for you Enterpreunerial sprit. I fully support your efforts.

I wish you all the success and all the best ma dear.

Good luck! THANK YOU all once again!
Abdisa B.
[email protected]

August 31, 2017 22:21

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 22:13

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 20:42

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 19:08

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:22

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:56

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 17:13

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 03:43

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:49

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:53

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:36

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 20:57

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 20:40

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
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August 30, 2017 20:18

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 19:50

Hello!
Too Good. So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
Yours sincerely,
Shuhra from Kabul

August 29, 2017 16:18

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 20:54

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.
Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.

BEST OF LUCK

AJITH MATHEW

August 28, 2017 19:55

Hello,
Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 12:54

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:58

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 21:05

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 18:27

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 17:00

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 25, 2017 18:55

Hello Champion!

Did you miss Today's (Friday) Inspiration from YCEC? Here it is; "Change your thoughts and you change the World" - Norman Vincent Peale.

Your project is valid, so are your thoughts. Keeping improving and progressing.

Best of Luck!

August 24, 2017 17:31

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

uledi kimbavala

August 24, 2017 11:30

Dear Sharda I hope you have started this project, how is the community response to its implementation so far, what other Organization you plan to work with. I hope to hear from you.
Best of luck!

August 24, 2017 06:39

Hello Sharda
Teaching children is the real first investment to bright future. How do you face the traditional notion that girls can't be strong leaders of the family and to the World.Congulatulation for being innovative.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea " ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE "
that match yours to the fact that we are all community based.
BEST OF LUCL!

August 23, 2017 18:39

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 09:04

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 08:53

Hi Sharda,
Your project is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .
I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE.

August 23, 2017 08:45

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 23, 2017 00:12

Hi
You have shown great efforts on this project I believe you will make more good progress to its full extension.
Never give up.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 21:39

Greetings, Dear Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: copy ad paste this address into your browser: wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 21:28

Dear Sharda
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making on it.
Best of luck!

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 21:25

Dear Sharda
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making on it.
Best of luck!

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 06:06

Hi Sharda,
Raising children in a world that respects diversity and one that is free from any bias is becoming important .Mass media is one of the easiest ways to communicate. Are your stories written in a manner that they can be adapted globally ? I am also working for education of children.This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

August 21, 2017 17:51

Thank you Champion!

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 20, 2017 15:39

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your votes and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 19, 2017 19:28

Dear Katlego,

Thank you very much for your message and kind words of appreciation. It is great to hear your experience and the impact stories have had in your life in living by the principles you learned through them.

Best,
Sharda

August 19, 2017 19:25

Dear Shuhra,

Thank you so much for your message and inputs. Going forward we will be exploring ways in which we can bring out voices of changemakers and build a pipeline of role models through our stories.

Best,
Sharda

August 19, 2017 19:24

Dear Ahmed El-Ghamry,

Thank you very much for your kind words and wishes. At the moment all our stories are in written format. In the future, we will be looking to explore other formats.

Best,
Sharda

August 19, 2017 19:21

Dear Andrei,

Thank you very much for your wishes and for your question. I agree that a sustained marketing campaign is key in ensuring that the project reaches a wider community of children and the youth. We are exploring collaborations and partnerships with schools. We use social media to increase awareness and the reach of our stories.

Best,
Sharda

August 19, 2017 19:15

Dear Ayobami Adedokun,

Thank you very much for your kind words and for your inputs. We will certainly look at how we can implement the same. It is indeed great to know how story-telling as a platform for engagement reflect your own experience. Thank you so much.

Best,
Sharda

August 19, 2017 19:05

Nice Sharda ! You bringing back old memories and I am from Yoruba tribe and we use to gather under the trees every night immediately after meals to listnen to different stories and wisdom and lessons from those stories still treading to live morally right till today. Keep it up and Children generations will bless you for this. I will just suggest that you should also allow the stories to center on upholding good ethics and moral standard in society. God bless your wealth of wisdom and knowledge.

From your brother: Adedokun Ayobami (Nigeria)

August 19, 2017 14:38

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 19, 2017 08:57

Hello
You have come up with very crucial project for sustained peace, justice and reduced inequality and all forms of bias. Cingulatulation for the progress and efforts you have shown
All the best

August 18, 2017 07:16

Hai Sharda,
First of all my hearty congratulation to your project. It willhelp children understand identities and take pride in what they do, what they want to be and not feel limited by their gender . I wish you all the best.
I wish you also to comment and vote on my project " AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE".

August 18, 2017 06:22

Hello Sharda!

Your project is quite interesting and impressive, as it tends to open a new horizon of learning. Congratulations for your efforts!

I wish you success and you can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 15, 2017 09:34

This project is very good, but to have an important impact you need to do a well sustained marketing campaign. How do you propose to do it? Have you a team of implementation?
Regards,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:54

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/

August 10, 2017 20:50

Hy
Ur idea is really impressive.children have to grow up motivated and knowing what they want in life.thank you for that.on your activities, please include helping children how to get whatever they want and how to maintain whatever they are.even today,there are things that I learned from primary school 20 years ago but even today I'm still living by those principles. Thank you and good luck

June 25, 2017 08:27

Really interesting and awesome. Keep it up. The story lines and illustrations can be of real time heroes. You can use real life stories from your area too.

Good luck
Regards

May 24, 2017 17:14

greetings Sharda Vishwanathan,

this is great noble project , as The children are our future & the small lovely flowers that will make the next culture & progress & it's good investing because human resource is the main element in the production wheel , and that is very good for society
I would like to ask you if there are spoken stories in soundtracks or all are written ? & I think the little children like the stories with nice pictures & bright colors maybe 3d pictures , & maybe you could connect the imagination & creation with the history & culture to make cultured open minded generation .
best wishes :)

May 24, 2017 15:31

Hi Sharda,

My blog link is http://dotunsblog.wordpress.com
It basically addresses issues on gender inequality through online research and repackages it as exposes combined with illustrations. When I started my blog in 2010, I was very eager to cover many topics in the area but after a while, I got discouraged because there is a lot of gender inequality in the world and very little is done about it. You'll notice the gaps in publishing dates. To counter it, I started posting articles from my personal blog just to 'stay in the game'. It's been a while I have posted a researched article so I'm planning to do one soon.
Regards

Dotun

May 24, 2017 14:48

Dear Sharda,

Will do! Give me up to a couple of weeks as we're pretty busy at the moment. Or feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Cheers
Yoke

May 24, 2017 03:57

Dear Dotun Adewunmi,

Thank you very much for your message. It is indeed great to know about your blog on gender inequality. I would like to know more and please do share the link to the blog. I will be happy to explore any possible collaboration. Good luck and look forward to hearing from you.

May 24, 2017 03:55

Dear Yoke,

Apologies for the delayed response. Yes, we do have plans of writing stories on WASH and it would be great if we could collaborate on this. You can drop me an email on [email protected] and we can take it forward from there. Thank you so much and look forward to hearing from you.

May 24, 2017 00:32

Hi Sharda,
I like your digital advocacy. I'm running a blog that basically enlightens people about gender inequality, because I've realized the only people who know about it, are mostly in development sphere. Your illustrations are great. I think we share the same imagination to bring stories to life. In India, you'll find a lot of inspiration for lots of content. Best of luck!

May 19, 2017 05:30

HI Sharda,

Just following up on my comment in my project page regarding WASH and gender. Do you have any plans to write stories related to water, sanitation and hygiene? Would be keen to use your stories for our projects if you do!

Cheers
Yoke

May 18, 2017 21:45

Dear COASS,

Thank you very much for your message. We are glad that you like our initiative and the stories. Do follows us on Facebook and Twitter and would love to hear your inputs on our work and potential areas where we can improve.

Thank you :) :)

May 18, 2017 21:43

Dear Incognita,

Thank you very much for your message. We are glad you like the initiative and the stories. Thank you for following our work. We would love to have your inputs and also potential areas where we can improve.

Thank you :) :)

May 18, 2017 21:41

Dear Sinosh,

Thank you very much for your message. We are excited that your children loved the stories. Do follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we have many more interesting ad engaging stories coming up.

Thank you :) :)

May 18, 2017 21:39

Dear Tejas,

Thank you very much for your message.

That is indeed a great suggestion and we will surely consider translating our stories into the local languages. This would help maximize the reach of our programs and create an impact in the lives of children across communities.

Thank you :) :)

May 18, 2017 21:36

Dear Kirthi,

Thank you very much for your message. We are really glad that you like the initiative and the stories. We strongly believe in collaborations and will be happy to partner with organizations across the globe. We are always on the lookout for writers and illustrators who can help write stories and translate them into engaging visuals. In addition, organizations working with children and the youth can use our stories to engage with children in their communities and empower them with different life skills. Please feel free to write to us at [email protected] and we will be happy to discuss this forward.

Thank you :) :)

May 17, 2017 16:06

Hi,
You're doing a great job in helping the people. The pictures are lovely and your work is amazing.

Keep your spirit to help each other!

All The Best!

Incognita

May 17, 2017 14:13

I love the perspective, vision and imaginative approach of this project combined with the practicability. Paying forward is a great concept and this can do wonders for spreading the message. Wishing you lots of luck and I look forward to the rich and diverse fabric that is woven!

Sinosh Sebastian

May 17, 2017 10:06

Excellent project . My children enjoyed a lot.Very happy with your project . A good initiative taken . My best wishes for this initiative and the people who are actively involved.

Tejas

May 17, 2017 08:20

This is a much needed initiative in this day and age to break stereotypes and stem unconcious bias from a young age. Kudos! and all the best to the team. Since you are expanding in India at the moment, you may consider translating your books to a few of the local languages so that it would reach a larger audience in India..

Kirthi Jayakumar

May 17, 2017 04:55

Hi Sharda,
What a BEAUTIFUL initiative! I am in love with the simplicity and the depth of the knowledge that stands to be gleaned from these stories. The illustrations are especially magical, so inclusive and so thoughtfully articulated! How can one support and collaborate with Tale Weavers? :)

May 15, 2017 16:40

Dear Yoke,

Thank you very much for your message.

The response and the impact measured so far have been very anecdotal in nature. We are looking to start implementing the program in schools and community centers post-June once the schools reopen after the summer holidays. We will also be working on a reading app that will help us track the traffic and the number of people who access our books online to read the stories.

As for the countries, we will start with India. However, the stories are written in a manner that they can be adapted globally. We are actively seeking collaborations with organizations in other countries, who would be keen to use our stories and engage with their children and communities.

May 11, 2017 22:51

Hi Sharda,

Thank you for your response.

- Do you have any data on the numbers of people/children who have gone online to read your stories?
- In which countries are you implementing this program?

All the best!
Yoke

May 11, 2017 20:49

Thank you very much for your message Varunavi. The stories are for children 5 years and up. That is a very valid question you bring up. We will, in fact, be connecting wth educators to determine the reading levels for the stories. That will help us take our stories to the right age group of children and conduct activities around the same.

We are using the digital media specifically social media to reach out to schools. We will also be exploring partnerships with organizations working this area so as to collaborate and maximize the social impact. Please feel free to connect with us, if you would like to get involved or know of any organizations/ schools we could partner with.

May 11, 2017 20:40

Thank you very much for your message Oluwagbenga Ogunsanya. That is indeed a great suggestion and we are working towards it. We are reaching out to schools and exploring collaborations so that we can conduct story reading sessions and organize activities around the same to measure the impact of the program. Do follow us on Facebook and Twitter so that we can keep you posted on the progress of our activities.

May 11, 2017 20:38

Thank you very much for your message and questions Yoke. As the initiative was launched in March 2017, we are currently putting together a bank of stories on breaking the stereotypes and financial literacy. So far the stories are available online and children can read them online. We have also had parents who read out the stories to their children. We are reaching out to schools and exploring collaborations. The plan is to conduct story reading sessions in schools and community centers, followed by activities based on the story that will help us measure the impact.

We are always on the look out for collaborations and happy to speak with potential stakeholders to see how best we can take our program to communities and help break the stereotypes and empower children with different life skills.

May 10, 2017 06:46

Namaste!

Your project seems really interesting and is creative. I loved the illustrations.
I just have a few questions-

Are the stories meant for a specific age group? Or are they meant for any child below 16/18?
How do you reach out to schools and children?

May 10, 2017 03:11

Hello!

I will like to ask if what you do is free or you do charge the children.
Good project. But, I will like to advice you start working with private schools in your community, specifically with the little children. Doing this should help project the face of your idea to the children.

May 9, 2017 22:33

Hi Sharda,

Beautiful illustrations. Just wondering:

- Where have you implemented your activities so far?
- How are the tales delivered to children? Do children read them on their own, or do you conduct some activities with the children around the tales?

Cheers
Yoke