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ONE Foundation completes 4 years | 11.11.2015

ONE Foundation completed its 4 years of contribution and efforts towards youth enrichment on 11th November 2015. ONE Foundation’s various initiatives such as “Duvidha”, “Anubhav Yatra” and “yatharth” has been getting overwhelming response from various schools and colleges. ONE Foundation has conducted 15 editions of “Duvidha” , 4 editions of “Yatharth” and 5 editions of “ Anubhav Yatra” during 4 years of journey. Many other volunteering work has been done by the group. In all 10,000 people have got benefit of various activities and programs. Students and Parents have been major beneficiary group because all programs are designed around students in age group of 13 to 20 and their parents. ONE Foundation thanks all its well-wishers , beneficiaries, students and parents for their support and trust on ONE Foundation.

ONE Foundation started its journey on 11.11.11 when a group of entrepreneurs and academicians joined hands to work towards youth enrichment. The philosophy of ONE Foundation revolves around “power of ONE” and its programs are designed to address confusions and dilemmas related to career, social and parent relationships.  

11th Edition of Duvidha on March 14th 2015 | Nagpur

ONE Foundation is a registered philanthropic organization working towards youth enrichment. It’s major focus areas includes career awareness, self-awareness, employability, entrepreneurship and social accountability leading to right career progression and happy life. This is an attempt to bring a small change at grass root level /foundation level which can make difference in career and life journey of Youth.  ONE Foundation was started on 11/11/11 at Nagpur by a team of entrepreneurs and academicians including Dr. Suresh Chari, Deepak Menaria, Dr. Gole, Shashi Chaudhary among others.

ONE Foundation is organizing an event exclusively parents of class IX . The event will address issues related to children such as Career decisions, Relationships between students parent-child differences, peer pressure, emotional stress etc.

‘Duvidha’ has been a flagship event of ONE Foundation and all previous editions have received overwhelming response. This would be 11th edition and more than 4000 parents and students have benefited in the past from this initiative. Parents of class IX students of more than 20schools are expected to be present at the event.

The program titled ‘Duvidha – Child’s Ability & Dream- A reality Check !  will be conducted on  14th March 2015, 5:30 PM at Sai Sabhagruha, behind Wockhardt Hospital, North Ambazari Road,Shankarnagar.  Nagpur.

The program will host a panel discussion on various dilemmas with regard to students. Audience queries related will be answered by experts during this event. The program would be conducted in English as well as Hindi languages.  The panelists are  Dr. Sudhir Bhave, eminent psychiatrist,  Dr Jaya Shivalkar, eminent child and adolescent psychologist,  Ms. Anmol Badjatia, Principal, Jain International School.  Moreover with a primary intention of benefit to society, this program is FREE for parents community.

One Foundation announces next "Duvidha" event |13th December 2014

ONE Foundation is organizing an event exclusively parents of class IX (CBSE Schools). The event will address issues related to children such as Career decisions, Social acceptance, peer pressure, emotional stress etc.

Duvidha has been become a flagship event of ONE Foundation and all previous editions have received overwhelming response. This would be 9th edition and more than 3000 parents and students have benefited in the past from this initiative.


The program titled Duvidha – Child’s Ability & Dream- A reality Check !  will be conducted on  13th Dec’14, 5:30 PM at   Mundle hall, Near Dekshabhoomi, Nagpur

The program will host a panel discussion on various dilemmas with regard to students. Audience queries related will be answered by experts during this event. The program would be conducted in English as well as Hindi languages.  Moreover with a primary intention of benefit to society, this program is free but entry would be through passes only.

 

 ONE Foundation is a registered philanthropic organization working towards youth enrichment. It’s major focus areas includes career selection, self-awareness, employability, entrepreneurship and social accountability leading to right career progression and happy life. This is an attempt to bring a small change at grass root level /foundation level which can make difference in career and life journey of Youth.  ONE Foundation was started on 11/11/11 at Nagpur by a team of entrepreneurs and academicians.

 

The Duvidha teams at ONE Foundation including Dr. Suresh Chari, Mukesh Ashar and Deepak Menaria have appealed to parents to take advantage of this opportunity and participate in discussion with experts. Entry to this program will be through entry passes, which are available in schools.  For more information please call  Ashwin Korde at 9766571452 or visit www.onefoundation.in

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‘Anubhav Yatra’ : Visit to career places for Raisoni School Students | November 2014

‘Anubhav Yatra’ : Visit to career places

ONE Foundation has been organizing events and programs for increasing  awareness in the fore-mentioned areas related to career enrichment for school students as well as their parents.  To take the idea of choosing the right career a step further,  ONE Foundation came up with an unique, first-of-its -kind initiative named  ‘ANUBHAV YATRA’  - Experience Tomorrow : Today whose objective is  to provide an opportunity for students to have a closer look at different careers.  Such an experience would be useful in making a career decision in future much more appropriate as it would be based on their own experience and  on-ground feel.

Recently an edition of Anubhav Yatra  was organized for students of GH Raisoni High School October-November with lasy visit on 6th November where Four  careers   viz. IT, Hotel Management, Medical  and Movie Making were showcased , based on discussion with School Principals. 80 students of class IX and X, were divided into 3 batches and  visited the places of  the identified  careers  viz.   GlobalLogic  (for IT), Hotel Radisson Blu (for Hotel Management), NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences (for Medical) and  SA Digital (for Movie Making).  During the visits, the students got an opportunity to take a closer look at each careers and got information about respective careers from professionals in respective fields also got to interact with interns and understand from them their reasons of joining the career, the type of work done, the positives and challenges of respective careers and so on.  Transportation facility was provided by the school.

This initiative which was FREE OF COST for the students received a very good feedback of about 88% from the participants. The professionals who contributed to the success of the initiative included Dr.Suresh Chari, Dr. Akhtar, Shubhada  Gade,  Dr.Gunjan  etc. (NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences ),Baishaki Chakrborty, Ajay Chaudhary and team (GlobalLogic), ), Rakesh Sharma, Ujjwal and Vinayak  (Hotel Radisson Blu) and Anurag Kulkarni, Pranay Patil, Nandan Majumdar, Avinash Nikas (SA Digital). The initiative was organized by ONE Foundation team including Faizan Khan, Akshay Bharganwar, Sachin Phadkar, Bhojraj Nirwan, Rachit Lokhande, Vaibhav Raut, Madhushree Raje, Anubhuti Charbe, Aaditya Gandhare along with the staff of GH Raisoni High School. For details on similar programs please contact Ashwon Korde (Executive Director) on 9766571452.

New Executive team takes charge for year 2014-15

In an effort to bring more momentum in the efforts of ONE Foundation, a young team pf office bearers took charge at ONE Foundation recently in August 2014. The team would work on various initiatives of ONE Foundation and contributte towards youth enrichment. various mentors would be supporting the new team in thier proejcts and activities.

The new Organization structure has been created with the  intention of increasing the role of youth members,  where, they  will hold positions of responsibility, and will work as a team  on the various activities, events and programs of ONE Foundation.  Under this new organization structure, there will be separate teams for various functions, each team consisting of a team officer and executives. There will also be a mentor assigned to each team ,  to ensure that the team is  benefitted by their  guidance and expert advice.   Working in such a structure will help in the overall development of youth members through experiential learning.   

The various function teams include : School Initiatives team, ‘ANUBHAV’ team, College Initiatives team, Offbeat Careers team, People and Research Team, Technical Support Team, Digital Media team and Outreach  team.

The team officers of each team presented their annual plan at the occasion,

The new team is :

 

Sr. No.

Team name

Team Officer

Team member(s)

Team Mentor

1

School initiatives

Vaibhav Raut

Madhushree Raje

Anusha Dalela

Tushar Kayande

Mukesh Ashar

2

ANUBHAV

Faizan Khan

Madhushree Raje

Tushar Kayande

 

Poonam Menaria

3

College initiatives

Harsha Labhe

Bhojraj Nirwan

Rachit Lokhande

Nishit Jaipuria

Dr. Micah Aiyub

4

Offbeat Careers

Rathin Shakari

Shivani Sharma

Bhojraj Nirwan

 

Anurag Kulkarni

5

People & Research

Ankita Nikhade

Duhita Durugkar

 

 

Anushka Karira

6

Outreach

Aniket Jha

(To be decided)

 

 

Nivedita Pendharkar

7

Social Media

Anubhuti Charbe

Prateek Gupta

 

 

Nivedita Pendharkar

8

Technical Support

Akshay Bharganwar

Aaditya Gandhare

 

 

Shatanand Pandit

Duvidha | 14th Dec 2013 | Students and 9th classs and parents

‘Duvidha’ – Child’s Ability and Dreams……A Reality Check, an awareness program for the parents and students  of class IX students of CBSE schools , was organized on 14-December-2013 at Scientific Society hall, Nagpur .

The objective of the event was :

  1. To focus on the challenges in popular Beat Careers  and opportunities in Off-beat careers through experts in respective careers
  2. To  address typical issues  career-related dilemmas of students, Parents - Children (students) disagreements on various issues like Career selection, Social networking, etc. through Panel discussion.

 The event received  overwhelming response with close to  400 audience ( students and parents) attending.  The overall feedback received from audience was  84 % satisfaction index. This feedback was arrived from forms submitted by the audience  at the end of the event. Many valuable suggestions were provided by audience on a proactive basis. A few specific queries have also been  asked by the audience

A quick flow of event:

  • The event opened with an video  on the 2-year journey of ONE Foundation, showing the major events organized by ONE Foundation so far.
  • This was followed by an address  Dr. Surendra Gole, who described the eventful 2-year journey of ONE Foundation.
  • Then started the main event, divided into 3 segments.
  • The first  two segments, hosted by Deepak Menaria,  showcased   experts in various Beat and Offbeat careers spoke about their respective careers,  including the options and opportunities available in the careers as well as the positives and  challenges in the careers.
  • The speakers  in Beat careers included :
    • Hemant Ambaselkar , President, Butibori Manufacturer’s Association (Engineering)
    • Dr. Prashant Jagtap,  Cardiologist (Medicine)
    • Manoj Bali, GM, Hotel Radisson Blu, (Hotel Management)
    • Mahendra Kamath, C.A. (Finance)

 The speakers for Off-beat careers included :

    •  Bharat Parekh, Wealth Manager (Entrepreneurship)
    • Tanul Vikamshi, Alag Angle (Fine Arts)

    The third segment was a Panel Discussion, hosted  by Mukesh Asher.

    • Expert panelists Poonam  Menaria (Career Counselor) and  Dr. Jaya Shivalkar (Child and Adolescent Psychologist) addressed the typical dilemmas of students and parents in areas like career choice, peer pressure, parent-child differences, social networking, etc.

i-Adda meet | 29th Sept

As part of its endeavour to encourage youth to become entrepreneurs, ONE Foundation, a registered "not for profit" organization working towards youth enrichment has formed a club called ‘iAdda’- Place for Ideas and Entrepreneurs for young entrepreneurs, aspiring one's and anybody who wish to explore and follow new ideas. i-Adda is a good platform for young start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs to meet, share and adopt ideas, a place to get the best from young (energy + creativity) and Experience (Maturity + wisdom) and for fulfilling following objectives : • To motivate, encourage and inspire new budding entrepreneurs. • To learn more about entrepreneurship , ideation , start ups. The latest i-Adda session was conducted at Panjabro Deshmukh Institute of Management Technology and Research (PDIMTR), Ajni on Sun, 29-Sept-2013. The event started off with updates of ONE Foundation and i-Adda. This was followed by included stories of two start-up ventures – ‘The Lil Footprints’ by Shivani Sharma and ‘Panino-The Sandwich World’ by Ankit Agarwal. Shivani explained how she converted her passion for kids and photography into a profession. She specializes in kids photography (new-born to 5 years of age) and is beginning to getting orders of photo-shoots at Nagpur and outside Nagpur, mainly due to word-of-mouth publicity and excellent testemonials by her clients. Ankit told about the journey of his venture from a small scale 3 years back at Wardhaman Nagar with the motto :’Think Sandwich-Think Panino’ . Panino has grown to be a well-known brand in Nagpur and has franchises near Futala lake and Ambazari Road at Nagpur and plans to open outlets in 5 cities outside Nagpur in the coming few years. This was followed by experience sharing by aspiring entrepreneurs Saurabh Puranik and Rohan Tanksale who were finalists at India West Zone Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA) at Ahmedabad in August 2013. Saurabh was 1st Runner-up at the event while Rohan finished in Top 6 at the event. GSEA is a premier award for student entrepreneurs and provides a very good platform for them to interact with student entrepreneurs from other regions as well as senior entrepreneurs who provide constructive feedback and valuable suggestions on their entrepreneurial journey, moving ahead. Last, but not the least, there was a special and very interesting activity ‘Sell your Idea’ for members. In the activity, members were divided into groups and each group had to come up with an unique product idea in stipulated time and present the same before the other members. i-Adda will be conducting similar such sessions on a regular basis in its attempt to ignite the spark of entrepreneurship amongst the youth. i-Adda team members Mandar Tulankar, Aaditya Gandhare, Ankit Gandhi, Akshay Bharganwar and Prem Upare worked hard for the success of the session For further details on ONE Foundation or i-Adda could be obtained from Ashwin Korde (Contact no. 9766571452, Email ID : one@onefoundation.in)

Yatharth : A reality check for BE Students | 11th Aug | Indore

Yatharth – a reality bite for Engineering students’, was an attempt to reveal the real side of pursuing engineering with right expectations. It was a panel discussion, to be organized by ‘ONE Foundation – a youth enrichment initiative’ on Sunday, 11th August 2013 for final year and fresh pass out students of Engineering at Jal Auditorium, South Tokoganj, Indore

 Key discussions in the event were based on How to get placed ? If not placed then what to do ? How to plan for becoming job ready? What are other options for career after BE? Why to go for MBA or M tech? How to search for Internships? This event was an attempt to bring out the realities and provide indicative possibilities for students.

 The inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Deepak Menaria, Ex AVP GlobalLogic and Founder, ONE Foundation. He shared details about ONE Foundation and inspiration behind Yatharth event.

ONE Foundation is a registered “Not for profit” organization (based at Nagpur) dedicated towards youth and is instrumental in bringing about the much needed revolutionary steps to enrich, enlighten and inspire youth in becoming more meaningful, more aligned and more active towards their professional career and education. ONE Foundation is actively working in various regions of central India for educated youth towards career excellence.

 The key highlight of the event was a lively panel discussion involving experts from various fields connected to employability. The eminent panelist included:

  • Shishir Deshmukh, AVP-HR, Diaspark, Indore
  • Mukesh Vyas, GM- HR, Mahindra & Mahindra, Indore
  • Atul Bharat, Group Director- Acropolis, Indore
  • Love Bhatnagar, Trainer
  • Abhijeet Dongre, Product Development

 Panel discussion witnessed a very active participation from students where a lot of revelations helped students to get the reality check on Post Engineering degree challenges and opportunities.

Major take ways as per the feedback by students :

 Average placement in colleges in range of 30-40% only and colleges do gimmick the nos for admission advantage.

  • Offbeat campus placement would provide more and more job opportunities because companies would prefer Just in time hiring as the reality is volatile business conditions.
  • Students needs to explore multiple avenues to acquire practical skills through industry projects, research and internships.
  • Any form of internship is helpful to build practical skills during education and internship model would become more and more popular. There are many platforms/portals available to search for such opportunities.
  • There would be increasing focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and colleges needs to support and encourage students towards this.
  • The choice of Post graduation (MBA/Mtech) should not to postpone the problem of not getting a job by 2 years but based on interest and career aspirations.
  • There was a unanimous opinion that students have to go beyond the geographies of college and city to learn and acquire the required skills and explore their choice of interest.
  • Students expressed a desire that college should encourage, motivate and support interest areas of students even if these areas may be outside their engineering course.

 

 

This event was brainchild of Deepak Menaria and he expressed satisfaction and said “ We are happy that yatharth  event was able to bring out the hard realities related to career after BE from different perspectives of students, college and Industry. Students were very happy and satisfied that they got many take aways to prepare themselves for a better future”.

 Certificates were given to volunteers of ONE foundation who contributed for this event.

Apurva Sharma, Vishal Chavda and team from ONE Foundation worked hard to make this event a success.

Yatharth : A reality check for BE students : 21st July 2013

‘Yatharth – a reality bite for Engineering students’, was an attempt to reveal the real side of pursuing engineering with right expectations. It was a panel discussion, to be organized by ‘ONE Foundation – a youth enrichment initiative’ and VED Council (Vidarbha Economic Development) on Sunday, 21st July’13 at 10.30AM for final year and fresh pass out students of Engineering at Blind Relief Association (BRA’s Mundle) Hall, Near Dikshabhoomi.

 The event received an overwhelming response from students and the audience was packed in the auditorium with 300+ students and pass outs from Nagpur, wardha and around regions.

 Key discussions in the event were based on How to get placed ? If not placed then what to do ? How to plan for becoming job ready? What are other options for career after BE? Why to go for MBA or M tech? How to search for Internships? This event was an attempt to bring out the realities and provide indicative possibilities for students.

 The Key Note address was delivered by Mr. Sameer Bendre, Chief People Officer, Persistent Systems on Employability for Engineers. Persistent is a well know name in IT industry in Nagpur and biggest recruiter of fresh talent in the region.  He emphasized on need for students to focus on foundation and communication skills. He also appealed to students to explore many emerging areas in core sector, research and innovation.

 The key highlight of the event was a lively panel discussion involving experts from various fields connected to employability. The panel discussion hosted by Deepak Menaria, (Founding volunteer-ONE Foundation) who has been closely associated with the employability and placement scenarios in Nagpur being Ex VP HR of GlobalLogic.  The eminent panelist included:

  • Shreya Nath, CEO, Head Start Manpower
  • Pankaj Sule, Director(Engg), GlobalLogic India
  • Shantanu Kulkarni, Ex-Dean (T&P), YCCE
  • Pramad Pampatwar, Director, JIT
  • Suresh Pandilwar (Manager, Mahindra & Mahindra)
  • Sourav Roy, HR, Infocepts

 

Panel discussion witnessed a very active participation from students where a lot of revelations helped students to get the reality check on Post Engineering degree challenges and opportunities.

Major take ways as per the feedback by students :

 Average placement in colleges in range of 30-40% only and colleges do gimmick the nos for admission advantage.

  • Offbeat campus placement would provide more and more job opportunities because companies would prefer Just in time hiring as the reality is volatile business conditions.
  • Students needs to explore multiple avenues to acquire practical skills through industry projects, research and internships.
  • Any form of internship is helpful to build practical skills during education and internship model would become more and more popular. There are many platforms/portals available to search for such opportunities.
  • There would be increasing focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and colleges needs to support and encourage students towards this.
  • The choice of Post graduation (MBA/Mtech) should not to postpone the problem of not getting a job by 2 years but based on interest and career aspirations.
  • There was a unanimous opinion that students have to go beyond the geographies of college and city to learn and acquire the required skills and explore their choice of interest.
  • Students expressed a desire that college should encourage, motivate and support interest areas of students even if these areas may be outside their engineering course.

 This event was brainchild of Deepak Menaria and he expressed satisfaction and said “ We are happy that yatharth  event was able to bring out the hard realities related to career after BE from different perspectives of students, college and Industry. Students were very happy and satisfied that they got many take aways to prepare themselves for a better future”.

 Devendra Parekh (President- VED Council) in his address shared about VED council and its agenda for employability of Vidarbha region. Dr. Surendra Gole (Founding member- ONE Foundation) shared about various activities of ONE foundation including career enrichment, offbeat career and entrepreneurship.

 Certificates were given to volunteers of ONE foundation who contributed for this event.

 Rina Sinha , Rahul Upgalnawar from VED council and Ashwin Korde, Apurva Sharma and volunteers from ONE foundation worked hard to make this event a big success.

Enrichment Session: Innovation on 13th July at Nagpur.

VIA Marketing forum in association with ONE Foundation (a youth enrichment initiative) organized a seminar on ‘Innovation – Let’s make it happen’ by Mr. Deepak Menaria on Saturday, 13th July’13 at VIA Hall, Udyog Bhavan, Nagpur.

 The Speaker, Mr. Deepak Menaria, Founder – ONE Foundation (former AVP-HR, Global Logic India Pvt. Ltd) is known more as a Catalyst – Idea changer – Innovative person. His deep down passion to bring out the best in Talent made him sacrifice his lucrative corporate career and start a NGO that works around youth enrichment & employability. Additionally his keenness to do something new and innovative led him to IIM-Ahmedabad, where he pursued higher studies in Innovations Management and Creativity.

 The session was to make people aware about the vast platform that Innovation offers. The session was optimally designed to suit audiences from different backgrounds and experiences. ‘Parents kill the very creativity in a child’ – where the onset remarks made by the speaker. It shook the audience initially but later on he passively led them to its natural facts. He enlightened the basic concept about Innovation at work and by distinguishing Creativity from Innovation. The speaker, along with the technical correlations to their success has quoted many real life examples such as Kodak, Nano, Cirque de saliel, I-pod, Apple, South West Airline , Procter & Gamble, Facebook, Naukri.com, BPO Shaadi.com and many more. He used them as a case study to learn from and to be implemented in day-to-day business/ work.

 Since innovation requires a bent of mind to think out of the box and take efforts to apply them, Mr. Menaria made a strong suggestion to imbibe it as a part of the course curriculum right from schooling. Looking at the technical fragmentations of this subject, he said that Incidental innovations attributes luck factor, while deliberate innovations requires study and planning.

 He strongly feels that there exist gaps between accepting the unusual subject like ‘Innovation’ to those, which is already a part of the course curriculum since ages. He shared his sour experiences of having interacted with the faculties of many engineering and MBA institutions and felt that the very alma-matter is not yet open to newer ideas or experimentation. He felt a dire need to make the teachers aware before educating students. ‘If education institutes do not rise upto the benchmarks set by the industry, what are students to be blamed for!’ quotes Mr. Menaria compassionately.

 He plans to conduct more such awareness sessions for students, professionals and young talents who wish to do unique and fruitful than the usual. He is open to meet new and young minds to explore with them the future possibilities on Innovation and asks to connect with him menaria@yahoo.com.

 Mr. Rohit Agrawal  (Secratary – VIA), Mr. Sanjay Arora (Chairman – VIA Marketing forum), Mr. Akash Agrawal (Treasure – VIA) and Ms. Shikha Khare (Conveyner – VIA) were also present during the session.