Date/Time: Thursday, January 19th, 7:30-9:00am PDT
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About Project Fuel
Project FUEL, founded in 2009 by Deepak Ramola, collects life lessons from people all over the world and turns them into interactive and performance activities, to pass on the learnings. The passing on happens by way of workshops, seminars, and sometimes even over coffee.
Every life is important and so is what each person's life teaches them. At FUEL, life lessons are continuously collected, documented, thought about deeply and then turned into performance activities. This ensures that you don't just hear someone's lesson in words but experience it tangibly, and apply it practically in your own life. The organization seeks to build a community of young adults who live, learn and share in order to make meaningful psycho-social and emotional contribution to their lives, and the society at large.
A life lesson that comes to us from another human being can shine light on the understanding of our own life. Hence the name FUEL, which stands for Forward the Understanding of Every Life Lesson.
Aakansha Kedia is the Learning Architect at Project FUEL. She designs and leads education projects with a focus on strengthening the ecosystem that values & celebrates human wisdom. She is driven to provide children & young adults with essential life skills to build a positive narrative for self and seek diverse perspectives that support lifelong learning.
She crossed over to the social sector, early in her career, working in Brand Communications to Co-Founding a Social Enterprise and spearheaded its flagship mentoring programme. As a social impact professional, she continued to work with different organisations, supporting people with disabilities to build the capacity of parents & teachers.
Aakansha holds a Master's degree in International Development from Monash University, Melbourne, where she led the Student Association, conducted an anthropological field study in semi-rural Malaysia and completed a Research Thesis that explored the role of NGOs in responding to the mental health needs of low income communities.
When not working, you can find her sipping on a cup of chai, listening to music and experimenting with some art.
Ayushi Jaiswal is a story seeker, avid reader, and researcher. As a Senior Program Manager at Project FUEL, she designs and leads art, media and digital humanities projects with a focus on bringing cultural traditions, values, perspectives, and human wisdom to the forefront on a global scale.
She is passionate about documenting the traditions and lifestyles of different rural and urban communities. She has previously worked with the grassroots innovators of Kashmir, women weavers of Almora, Maasai tribe in Tanzania, and children of the Iraqw community.
A believer in the power of stories, she dedicates her time to sharing the unheard tales and wisdom of common people from all across the world.