AART: Aatman Academy for Research and Training
Our Mission: Learning to facilitate learning
AART provides school consultancy and teacher training programmes to desirous educational institutes and individuals, on request. It also performs the essential task of community orientation and sensitization towards inclusion. The AART panel of experts consists of highly experienced educators, special educators, counsellors and therapists who have collectively been facilitating trainings for over 25 years across all boards and levels.
AART has been invited by the Gov. of Maharashtra to conduct intensive trainings for trainings on inclusive education for 450 master trainers across its 36 districts.
AART is the proud recipient of a grant from the TATA TRUSTS, for supporting 25 mid or low income groups’ school teachers to pursue the CHILD Course that is being run in association with the Institute for Community Integration (ICI), University of Minnesota. The course which is an acronym for Certificate in Holistic Inclusion of Learners with Diversities, is primarily for mainstream school teachers to develop skills and become Inclusive Education Practitioners.
AART has also successfully helped launch the PLAN Leadership Conclaves for Principals and heads of Schools across all boards in association with Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane.
Years of activity: 2011-2018
Duration of impact: 7 years
• No. of workshops/trainings conducted: 100+
• Average no. of participants per workshop: 50
• Description of participants: Teachers, Parents, College students, Doctors (Paediatricians), Other professionals, Gov. Officials, US State Dept Alumni from diverse Fields,
• Medium(s) of facilitation: English, Hindi, Marathi
• Some institutions, organizations:
o Cathedral and John Connon School
o Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School
o US Consulate-Mumbai
o Arya Vidya Mandir Schools
o Thane Paediatric Association
o IPH, Thane
o Kelkar-Vaze College
o Bombay Scottish School
o Hill Spring School
o Indian School, Kuwait
o Rotary Clubs
o Dept. of Edn Gov of Mharashtra