“To establish story telling as an educational and communicative tool to effect a change in society”
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’.
Attend our certificate courses in storytelling at Kathalaya’s Bangalore center – an Intensive Course for beginners (Level 1) and Diploma Course for professional storytellers (Level 2)
Keen to embed storytelling in your life or business. See our custom and corporate workshops offerings. Or come and attend our short one-day workshops e.g. Story Soul Healing
Interested in setting up your own storytelling center – @school, @apartments or @playcenter. Kathalaya can help you get started with our story chest, training and know-how.
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Dear Geeta, I pray you are well and that all your family are keeping fine. I am writing to say how much I miss you and your wonderful storytelling. I don’t think I have ever met anyone who has plumbed the depths of my being with story as yourself . . . apart from, of course, my late husband Duncan who was a genius narrating with the Divine Spirit.
- Linda Williamson