January 5, 2015 - First Meeting of 2015 with Hope Project Director and Staff in Delhi, India.
Samiur Rahman, the executive director, is wonderful. He is able to to decipher each person’s code to really understand how they would like to see the Core Wellness work take place. Each woman in the meeting has her own expression and is listened to.
I am excited, as what we are planning this year will catapult us into participating in the bigger picture of this community. Here, many families are living in one room with all the children, and often no running water. To see a woman experience relief of stress and body pain through stretching and moving in a simple way is its own work of art, and a privilege.
Tomorrow I will go to CanSupport where we work with palliative cancer patients, their families, and the Home Care Teams to begin scheduling this year’s expanded programs. Will keep you posted! ~ Zuleikha
January 8, 2015 - Boarding the Joy Train
February 8, 2013
Dear Friends of The Storydancer Project,
I am writing to you from Delhi, India, where it has been the coldest winter in about 40 years. Today the sun is out and there is hope for a beautiful day. Since arriving in Delhi the work has been unfolding at a non-stop pace. I had the great honor to teach at the CanSupport 12th Annual Foundation Course for Palliative Care Nurses. This took place at the All Indian Institute of Medical Services, and was attended by over 100 nurses, as well as doctors taking part in this work. We had a lively session based on the Take A Minute For Your Life™ Core Wellness Exercises, as well as some surprise moments of skipping, jumping, and moving across the floor accompanied by beautiful world music.
“Thank you for your valuable contribution to our Annual Foundation Course. It is always the most anticipated part of the programme.” – Harmala Gupta, Founder of CanSupport
HOPE PROJECT SCHOOL
(Since 2001) TSP Core Wellness Exercise, Movement Arts and Music classes for children attending the Hope Project School, which serves poor and vulnerable children in the Nizamuddin Basti neighborhood of Delhi. Also provide self-care classes for women in vocational training.
HOPE PROJECT HEALTH CLINIC
(Since 2006). Spondylitis and Lifestyles Open Clinics and trainings for community women, with home visits. In partnership with Dr. Sanjuli, using Core Wellness Exercise and techniques. Also outreach through the clinic partnership participating in Community Women’s Health Home Visits.
HOPE PROJECT MOBILE HEALTH UNIT
(Since 2010) Visits to the communities outside of Delhi and basti with the Mobile Health Unit. Core Wellness exercise for better health with women and girls living in extreme poverty.
HOPE PROJECT COMMUNITY RENEWAL
(Since 2010) TSP has provided: Training of Trainer programs in children’s exercise and music, in-home exercise for women, healthy lifestyle, and self-care support for vocational training; Women’s Vocational Exercise Programs; Core Wellness Exercise Program for the Hope Project Computer Class for Religious Leaders.
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