Wednesday, May 09, 2018

In conversation with Tata Tea Jaago Re



Mission 1000 has been working to uplift the self-esteem and confidence among the girls and woman who are trained through our customized curriculum of self-defense. This is project shown good results, increasing the confidence and self-esteem of the participants. The results are encouraging and the girls have shown commendable behavior changes post workshop. i.e one of the girl who had been training with us, trained her mother and younger sister in self-defense. Few of the girls are now confident to travel along in government bus to attend school and go out for other work as well. These might sound small changes, however at large in the longer run; this is going to bring upon a great change in the psychological build up of the young girls.  

Recently in conversation with Tata Tea Jaago Re, I got the opportunity to share my views about Mission 1000 and how we can collectively build up a safer society for women and girls. Request you to go through this link. :  https://bit.ly/2KoGnOE
In conversation with Tata Tea Jaago Re, Anand Koti, a professional martial arts expert, explores the need to Pre-Act towards building a safer society for women. 
Read on to find out more: https://bit.ly/2KoGnOE
Look forward to hear your comments and views. Want to be a part of change come join us and drop an email to us.

Best wishes as always,

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Girl Power : Quick Self Defense - Easy but requires dedication!



The weaker sex. Damsels in distress. Women across the world are considered as fragile creatures who cannot protect themselves. So, it is high time that they defy all the odds and prove their mettle.

Self defense-learning to fend off an attacker can not only help women have peace of mind when walking alone, but also boost their confidence, independence and instill in them a sense of accomplishment.

In Dec 2014, Colorss Foundation had launched its Quick Self-Defense Application that teaches women invaluable skills to defend themselves and their loved ones. With the help of this application, women and girls will be able to learn and practice self-defense.

A new version of this application will provide one with language options (yes, now you can choose from 19 available languages- Japanese, Nepali , Hindi , Bengali , Assamese , Marathi , Gujarati , Kannada , Malayalam , Oriya , Tamil , Urdu , Punjabi , Russian , Telugu , Chinese , Portuguese , Arabic , Spanish!) which will help reach more women and children. 

Though Colorss Foundation is going forward with the Android version of this App, we hope to launch an ioS version soon.

You can beat the world. You can win any battle. You can move mountains. You can break rocks. Your body is more capable than you think & your resolve is stronger than you believe. 

Download this app from the Google Play Store and keep yourself updated : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colorssfoundation.colorss&hl=en

Remember-if you have been knocked down, come back swinging!


-Sagarica Brahma

Monday, October 23, 2017

What If Power Were in Woman’s Hands? Empower Yourself Easy With Colorss Quick Self-Defense App


What If Power Were in Woman’s Hands?
Empower Yourself Easy With Colorss Quick Self-Defense App

Download the App here, empower yourself, get the true LIFE insurance NOW: Android Version: Google Apps

in December 2012, a 23-year-old student was gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi and died a few days later. Her death sparked international outrage.

We ask ourselves, is there anything we can do for ourselves, RIGHT NOW?

The answer is : Yes, empower your own hands. Crime can happen to anyone at anytime; learning self-defense can help you to be prepared for any attack. Regular practice of Self-Defense not only makes you alert, physically fit and ready for any unforeseen conditions. It helps and improves your stamina, eating habits, improves your posture and builds strength in your body. Continuous practice brings upon many positive physiological as well psychological changes which one can see within.

In Dec 2014, Colorss Foundation had launched its Quick Self-Defense Application that teaches women invaluable skills to defend themselves and their loved ones. With the help of this application, women will be able to learn and practice self-defense. 

Download the App here, empower yourself, get the true LIFE insurance NOW:
Android Version: Google Apps

Now, the new version of Colorss Quick Self-Defense App makes things even easier.

1. Friendly interface: The new version of Colorss Quick Self-Defense App is so easy to use with vivid live pictures and clear textual indications below.
     



 After you finished learning a certain technique, you can choose to go to “practice” mode. In practice mode, the steps will run automatically to allow you to practice hands-free, which makes practicing much easier.

  
2. Learn self-defense from a professional:
The courses giver, as well as the founder of Colorss Foundation, Mr. Anand Koti is a 2nd Black Belt in Karate and Green Belt in Kobudo [weapon system]. He has worked extensively in the social sector and was a part of many community oriented projects before founding Colorss Foundation. Over the years, he has trained 1000+ women in the skills of self-defense.




3. Available for any phone and anyone: The new version can be used under  Android 



It also provides one with different language options (yes, now you can choose from 20 available languages- Japanese, Nepali , Hindi , Bengali , Assamese , Marathi , Gujarati , Kannada , Malayalam , Oriya , Tamil , Urdu , Punjabi , Russian , Telugu , Chinese , Portuguese , Arabic , Spanish etc.) which will help reach more women and children around the globe.







Don’t forget, you can beat the world. You can win any battle. You can move mountains. You can break rocks. Your body is more capable than you think; your resolve is stronger than you believe.

Download the App here, empower yourself, get the true LIFE insurance NOW:
Android Version: Google Apps


Writer: Fei Cai


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The ‘Self’: Unleash the superwoman within


“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a perturbing truth that a lot of women in our country feel afraid when walking the streets alone at night or even during the day. Every day, in the newspapers, we come across reports of crimes against women-sexual harassment, assault, molestation, rape. It is certainly important for the government & the authorities to take measures to prevent such incidents, but, at the same time, women need to be self-reliant to rise to the occasion & take care of themselves.

The weaker sex. Damsels in distress. Women across the world are considered as fragile creatures who cannot protect themselves. So, it is high time that they defy all the odds and prove their mettle.
Self defense-learning to fend off an attacker can not only help women have peace of mind when walking alone, but also boost their confidence, independence and instill in them a sense of accomplishment.

In Dec 2014, Colorss Foundation had launched its Quick Self-Defense Application that teaches women invaluable skills to defend themselves and their loved ones. With the help of this application, women and girls will be able to learn and practice self-defense.

A new version of this application will provide one with language options (yes, now you can choose from 19 available languages- Japanese, Nepali , Hindi , Bengali , Assamese , Marathi , Gujarati , Kannada , Malayalam , Oriya , Tamil , Urdu , Punjabi , Russian , Telugu , Chinese , Portuguese , Arabic , Spanish!) which will help reach more women and children.

Though Colorss Foundation is going forward with the Android version of this App, we hope to launch an ioS version soon.

This is a shout-out to all the women across the country & beyond:

You can beat the world. You can win any battle. You can move mountains. You can break rocks. Your body is more capable than you think & your resolve is stronger than you believe.

Download this app from the Google Play Store and keep yourself updated : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colorssfoundation.colorss&hl=en

Remember-if you have been knocked down, come back swinging!


-Sagarica Brahma

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wordpress Coder and Tester requirements | Volunteer Opportunities

A Helping Hand: We need your skills!



“If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”
― Warren Buffett

In a country like ours, which is witnessing “the best of times” and “the worst of times”, standing at the brink of greatness-it is gut-wrenching to acknowledge that for many among the millions, an independent & empowered life still remains a distant reality. We are far from reaching the goal of providing education for all. A huge section of the female population is still disempowered, children-neglected.

Based in Gujarat, Colorss Foundation works towards enhancing the prosperity of the under-privileged sections of the society-the women & children. How do they do this? Colorss toils relentlessly to provide these women & children in need with education and invaluable skills and instills in them the confidence to hold their own in a society that keeps challenging them at every turn.

Registered on 15th September 2008, this NGO has projects running in Pune and Baroda and is already helping more than 250 children through these projects.

There is something incredibly satisfying about helping those in need. Life has so much to offer if we remember to look beyond ourselves. Colorss is in need of people who are willing to step up to the task of devoting their time and energy to bring about a change in the lives of these children and women in need.

Mahatma Gandhi once said “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” So, we urge you to come up and be that harbinger of social change who can bring about that metamorphosis!

At present, we are looking for volunteers on an urgent basis, for WordPress Coding & Testing-somebody with experience in PHP/MySQL customization, to work on our website. The position requires you to work for a couple of months.

Send us your resume on this email id: contact @ colorss . org

We look forward to hearing back from you!

-Sagarica Brahma

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Developing a Dauntless Digital India!

2016 - A year which will definitely be an indelible chapter of the global history book. What have we not witnessed! The awaited end of conflict in Colombia, a humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, the Brexit Referendum, or the momentous Presidential Election of the United States; we have been a part of a tumultuous chaos which brought peace, disappointment and sorrow in various dimensions. But on November 8, 2016, when the entire world was anticipating a Western country’s political fate, our own nation was caught off guard when Prime Minister Modi declared the initiation of demonetization. 

The onset of this sudden cash crunch in the economy led to a heated debate. But we are not here to demonize or celebrate the topic of demonetization. Our main goal is to divert the focus towards the unavoidable start of digitization because of this particular economic policy. 

India is not a cashless economy, and the arrival of the demonetization left the common citizen ambling with doubts. People were frantically looking for change, standing outside ATM lines for hours, swarming inside the banks. The current scenario of Indian Market clearly projects that the consumers prefer cash payments over digital transactions. As online banking and its monetary dealings is an emerging medium, citizens are skeptical or rather unaware about its utilization. 

A regular vegetable market or a family run grocery shop or a small time refreshment stall hardly renders the services of a card swiping machine or online money transfer. Their owners are simple people with an uncomplicated business strategy. Some of them don’t even have access to bank accounts, because maintaining personal savings by oneself wasn’t an issue until demonetization struck.

The National Institution for Transforming India, i.e. the NITI Aayog along with the NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) launched a number of schemes to incentivize the use of electronic payments. But the major concern lies in the uncertainty of the consumer to experiment with digitization. So is giving away prizes an effective method for motivation? 

The basic way to tackle with the oblivious approach of the consumers towards online transactions is computer literacy. And we have to start now, with the students of our country. According to a report in 2012 computer literacy in India is less than 7%, and the internet penetration rate stands at about 19% as per the FICCI-KPMG 2015 Report. But does an increase in the participation indicate that all users of the internet  are knowledgeable about its responsible use? Most of the users of the Internet have been able to connect and explore the virtual world because of the widespread availability of smart phones. 

So why is digital literacy so important?



Apart from the obvious fact that computer education is a practical addition of skills in our profile, it promotes the appropriate exploitation of virtual resources. The penetration of internet might be amplifying, but does it guarantee its best use? We have to keep in mind that by adopting computer education in schools we create a window for discussion and doubts. The learners will have countless misconceptions about the Internet. Through an educator’s direction they can discover the causes and the consequences of virtual violations. 

Post demonetization many people are perplexed at the thought of using online payment methods. In such situation, children can educate their parents about safe surfing so that they can discern between the dishonest and the authentic monetary communication. 

And we at The Colorss Foundation have been doing our bit towards the promotion of computer literacy through our endeavor Project Uttejana since 2014. Enhancing the computer proficiency of students from Class 7 to Class 12, our aim is to educate and inform kids belonging to the underprivileged background about the virtual world of communication. And to make it more effective we have coupled our primary goal of computer literacy with Life Skills Sessions helping learners become confident and, accountable in terms of thoughts and actions. 

We believe that change is hard but if we look at a crisis as an opportunity we generate possibilities not just for us but for the people around us. And we want to help create an India which harbors resilience and innovation when times get rough. 

If you’re interested to join or enquire please mail us at contact@colorss.org
To know more about Colorss Foundation and our initiatives log on to http://colorss.org/

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Tejal Pednekar


Wednesday, February 01, 2017

5 reasons why one should volunteer

Volunteering has proven to be an amazing combined effort of the people, in the spirit of supporting various humanitarian and environmental causes in the past, and is still continuing to do so. The beauty of volunteering is that it relies on the activism and shared convictions of groups. It’s never ‘what’s in it for me?’, it is always ‘what can we do so that things can change for us?’


Here are 5 reasons why one should volunteer:

1.     To be socially conscious
Volunteering is an incredible medium which introduces us to the reality of life. It can alter our thought process at a reflective level as we are exposed to issues which might not have crossed our minds. Problems we presumed to be unreal, vague. A fresh perspective can help us appreciate the small but valuable moments and things in life. It can help us construct emotional sensitivity at a personal stage.

2.     To introspect
The act of volunteering is beyond making mere contributions; it can help us explore our purpose, especially what we stand for and how we choose to analyze and act on it. It is not a paid service, and that is what makes it this imperative as we discover what causes and ideals we decide to advocate.

3.     To develop a work ethic and new skills
Undertaking assignments for a social cause without a monetary convention is in itself a huge but respectable responsibility. It is a factual analysis of our commitment and discipline towards a collective movement. So treat it like day job, honor the quality of being accountable and deliver an admirable effort.
Volunteering can also provide an opportunity to discover the potential abilities within us, so it could be leadership skills or being people’s person or problem solving, you might just all of sudden learn something new about yourself.

4.     Meeting new people
Interacting with people from all walks of life offers a wonderful insight about reality in general. What could be someone’s possible dreams, and are their reasons similar to yours for participating in this organization, what is their outlook towards life and what do they believe in, etc. The bottom line is that we can learn so much from sharing experiences which are authentic and not competitive for a change.

5.     Be a part of change
For most of us change means to go big or drastic, but we have to realize that we cannot change the entire scenario with one or two days of volunteering. It has to be a persistent effort, and even though your contribution might seem little, it is a part of a huge collective shot that everyone has worked hard for. So this is an opportunity to be a part of a change that is consistent in its character, and is in for the long haul. 

The experience of volunteering can enhance our potential to inspire and to be inspired. It is one thing to watch our goals transpire into success and it is whole new story to be a part of a belief that brings self fulfillment and profound understanding about concerns.

We at Colorss Foundation are trying to do our bit to provide a better life for the women and children of India. We aim to bring communities together to educate and empower the citizens, to help them realize the capabilities and, to communicate that our world is filled with enormous possibilities. It’s our sincere belief that every small step taken by the citizens for the development of community leads to progress, positive change and solidarity.

We are always anticipating fresh energy and enthusiasm from the members of our society. We have plenty of opportunities for individuals who want to be a part of our heartfelt endeavor.

You can check out the list of opportunities for interning and volunteering at the Colorss Foundation on the Colors Foundation Blog. Here’s the link:

If you’re interested to join or enquire please mail us at contact@colorss.org
To know more about Colorss Foundation and our initiatives log on to http://colorss.org/

We’re also on:

Tejal Pednekar