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Sonali Jain, a local resident of Mumbai city, has completed Masters in Social Work from Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai. She has been working in the field of social development for over 16 years.

At present, she works with the Ra Foundation. The Ra Foundation is a Mumbai-based registered non-profit organization where like-hearted individuals come together and become agents of change. Their key areas of focus are health and education.

In July 2004, the Foundation began its first community program by delivering health awareness sessions in Pratiksha Nagar at Sion, Mumbai. Then it started a women’s self-help group (Prerna Bachat Ghat) with the aim to encourage them to save up for medical purposes. In 2006, while supporting a little girl who had been living on the railway station with her blind parents, Ra felt the urge to get engaged in providing quality education to children experiencing vulnerability due to lower socio-economic backgrounds, thus developing the Happy Kids Program.

Currently Sonali helps in facilitating residential school education for children living in difficult and challenging environment.  Her work involves guiding and supervising children between age group of 8-18 years. Sonali is a part of the current batch of the Ummeed Community Mental Health Training program. She expresses that an exposure to Narrative Practices has helped her to make a breakthrough in her conversations and developing close connection with children.

Sonali will bring her experiences and her use of narrative practices to A Room Full of Stories. We look forward to hearing about her journey!

If you are interested in learning more about narrative ideas and about A Room Full of Stories you can visit our conference website  http://www.narrativeconference2016.in

Alternatively you can also contact Ami Damani our conference coordinator at +91993055519 or at ami.damani@ummeed.org.

 

Stories, Hopes & Dreams,

Mental Health Team

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