We collaborate with participating Ambassadors to keep pen pal theatre alive throughout the year. 

 

REENA RANA, ENGLISH LAB TEACHER, Pardada-Pardadi Inter College

ANUPSHAHR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

ReenaReena is a young & dynamic English teacher at Pardada Pardadi School. She holds a masters in English with a six years teaching experience. At Pardada Pardadi, she is a student favorite. Reena has a bold personality with smiling courage to face this male dominated world. She has a vision to travel the whole world. Reena thinks drama is an important process to show someone’s own thoughts and feelings to their society.  Drama works like a mirror to society and shows the reality of rural people. Through The Other Side, rural girls can show their problems and conditions to people through drama. Girls can effectively share their pain and stories with girls in New York City using drama.  Since working with The Other Side, Reena has improved her drama teaching capabilities. Reena sincerely feels that we can represent ourselves to others with drama.

VIJAY CHOUDHARY, ENGLISH/PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT TEACHER, Pardada-Pardadi Inter College

ANUPSHAHR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

She is teaching in Pardada-Pardadi school since 2011. She teaches English and Personality Development classes. She thinks that drama is an important process to show one’s own thoughts and feelings to our society. She loves children and they love her. She is very proud of herself for her hard work and punctuality. She is a respected person and always respects others.

CHANCHAL AGRAWAL, ENGLISH TEACHER, Bhagwati Sarla Paliwal Education Society (B.S.P.E.S)

JATTARI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

IMG_5326Chanchal is an English teacher at BSPES. She holds a bachelors degree in English. She also has a web design diploma. Chanchal’s nature is very friendly, so students love her. She is always looking for the future in her students. She likes singing, dancing and drama. She wants every student to have success in their life. She helps every student. She thinks The Other Side programme is a very helpful programme for girls. She wants to do something for students with The Other Side. The Other Side programme helps both teachers and students. The Other Side creates a friendship for students. It makes them have a strong mentality. Chanchal is feeling good with The Other Side.

 

SHIV KUMAR, BIOLOGY TEACHER, Bhagwati Sarla Paliwal Education Society (B.S.P.E.S)

JATTARI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

IMG_5319_2Shiv Kumar is a Biology teacher at B.S.P.E.S. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He feels happy with The Other Side programme. He likes this programme because he likes to apply his thoughtfulness to his work. The Other Side programme creates strong thinkers. It is very helpful because of it’s creativity and ability to generate new ideas. We can change our mentality with The Other Side. It is a vehicle for girls empowerment. Shiv Kumar believes that he should help every student because teachers help to make students’ dreams come true, and strengthen their mentality. The Other Side gives him the opportunity to make new, helpful ideas. “I want to leave my mark. Thanks Melanie, for giving me this opportunity.”

 

 

PRIYANKA CHAUDHARY, ENGLISH TEACHER, Bhagwati Sarla Paliwal Education Society (B.S.P.E.S)

JATTARI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

My name is Priyanka Chaudhary. I am an English teacher. I am teaching in BSPES Jattari (Aligarh). I am a graduate. I am feeling good after joining The Other Side programs. My hobbies are reading & singing. I like to live very simple life.

 

 

 

 

SANJU ATTRI, COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY TEACHER, Bhagwati Sarla Paliwal Education Society (B.S.P.E.S)

JATTARI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

I have a computer diploma from Aligarh. I have experience in technology and English from Pardada-Pardadi Educational Society (PPES).I have been teaching Computer skills in BSPES since January. I am very interested in computers and technology. I am also interested in meeting new people and sharing experiences, traveling, and listening to music.

Drama is a very interesting and very important process. In The Other Side, girls can show their problems and learn how to solve them. Communication skills improve from The Other Side because there are so many types of activities, like talking with New York City girls. I did The Other Side process twice as a participant at PPES, and the second time I was a teaching assistant. I am excited to be a lead teacher again.

 

NATALIE SILVERLIEB, AMBASSADOR, WARM HOMES/ASHALIM, 

TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL

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Natalie is ecstatic to bring The Other Side to Israel! Originally from New York, Natalie received her BFA in Acting from Mary Mount Manhattan College, and has worked as a professional actress and singer for over a decade. Natalie made the big move to the Middle East over four years ago, expanding her professional expertise to the fields of informal education and community development. Natalie is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where she received a MA with honors in International Development- focusing her fieldwork on Theatre for Development and Arts Education. Fusing her passion for the arts, education, and social change, Natalie has worked with youth around the globe, most recently in India as teaching artist with the NGOs Artists Striving to End Poverty, Teach for India, and Shanti Bhavan, a boarding school for children from the lowest caste- the “untouchables.” In addition to establishing The Other Side in Israel, Natalie is the Entwine Global Program Specialist at the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization since 1914 serving in over 70 countries.

 

 

LINDA LOMBARDO, PARTNER, VOICE OF EVOLUTION RADIO

Actor, facilitator, life coach, radio producer and host and forest therapy guide; an archaeologist of people, places and things; I am all this and more. Claiming my renaissance soul is part of my journey.

I’ve been curious about conversation for some time now; real conversation, deep conversation; conversation without answers – unless there are some – believing it’s the only thing that can save us.

As producer and host of Voice of Evolution Radio, I engage in deep conversation with changemakers, conscious Evolutionaries who are following their purpose to create compassionate and sustainable change in their worlds.

As a professional certified life coach, I work with perspective and purpose; the stories we make up about ourselves, others and the world.

I am a Bigger Game certified trainer, an Awakening the Dreamer trainer through the Pachamama Alliance and a volunteer moderator for the Pachamama Alliance’s Game Changer Intensive. I’ve just begun a forest therapy guide certification through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides to take people into nature to find real connection.