Project Samvad

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Hindu Parents Network presents – An open house event for Project Samvad

(A buddy program for Hindu teens)

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Hindu Parents Network (HPN) is excited to announce Project Samvad!!! It is a program run by Hindu youth for Hindu teens, to learn our story and to view the world from a Hindu lens.

The multi-session program will provide mentorship & a safe place for teens to express themselves.                        

Hindu teens are invited to join us for Project Samvad sessions every Thursday at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

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Hindu Parents Network (HPN) is excited to announce Project Samvad!!! It is a program run by Hindu youth for Hindu teens, to learn our story and to view the world from a Hindu lens.

The multi-session program will provide mentorship & a safe place for teens to express themselves.                     

Hindu teens are invited to join us for Project Samvad sessions every Thursday at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_button button_url=”@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoicG9zdF9saW5rX3VybF9wYWdlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsicG9zdF9pZCI6IjI0ODEifX0=@” button_text=”Register for Samvad Program” button_alignment_tablet=”” button_alignment_phone=”center” button_alignment_last_edited=”on|phone” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _dynamic_attributes=”button_url” _module_preset=”default”][/et_pb_button][et_pb_button button_url=”http://bit.ly/Samvad-August” button_text=”Register for Open House Event” button_alignment_tablet=”” button_alignment_phone=”center” button_alignment_last_edited=”on|phone” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” disabled_on=”on|on|on” disabled=”on”][/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row disabled_on=”on|on|on” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” width=”90%” max_width=”2560px” custom_margin=”50px||||false|false” custom_padding=”0px||||false|false” disabled=”on” locked=”off”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” text_font=”Lato|700|||||||” text_font_size=”36px” text_orientation_tablet=”” text_orientation_phone=”center” text_orientation_last_edited=”on|phone”]FAQ[/et_pb_text][et_pb_accordion _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” toggle_font=”Lato||||||||” closed_toggle_font=”Lato||||||||” body_font=”Lato||||||||” body_font_size=”16px”][et_pb_accordion_item title=”1. What is the beautiful tree program?” open=”on” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default”]

It is a program for middle school students to explore Hindu history, Indian civilization, the scientific contribution of India, and social justice from within the Dharmic framework. Each week, HPN teachers host 1-hour sessions on these topics.

[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”2. What is the structure of the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]We intend to spend one quarter (approximately10-12 lessons) on each of the following topics. As such each quarter will have its own theme. The quarter starting September will solely focus on Hindu history. The following quarter will focus on Indian civilization, and so on.

  • Hindu history
  • Indian civilization
  • Scientific contribution of India
  • Social justice from the dharmic framework
  • Misconception/misunderstanding regarding Hindu Dharma

[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”3. What kind of content are the participants expected to learn?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The students are expected to learn lesser known facets of India and Hindu dharma that can help deepen their dharmic roots. The chosen topics and lessons of the Beautiful Tree program are specifically devised based on the learning gap identified by Hindu Parents Network in children’s middle school years.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”4. How is the learning environment in the virtual classroom?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]We intend to provide an open and interactive classroom atmosphere. The teacher will be interacting with a small group of students. If time permits, the teacher will encourage open discussions amongst participants.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”5. Who can participate in the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The Beautiful Tree program is open to Hindu American/Canadian middle school students (aged 10-14).[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”6. What are the fees for the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]

$34.99 will be charged on a monthly basis.    The participants will be required to pay the fees at the beginning of each quarter.

[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”7. What is the duration of the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The current offering of the program will kick off from the first week of January 2022 and will continue until March end.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”8. How to register for the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]Please fill up the registration form and make a payment. Registration is strictly first-come, first-served.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”9. What to expect after registration?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]If a student is accepted to the program, the student/parents will receive a confirmation email. Following registration, they will also receive emails regarding reference materials and relevant information regarding the program.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”10. How many students will be part of a single classroom?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]To ensure the quality of our sessions, we intend to maintain a healthy student-to-teacher ratio.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”11. How many hours are the participants expected to devote to the project?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The students are expected to devote at least 1.5-2 hours a week for 10-12 weeks. This expectation does not include the optional self-study to read recommended resources.[/et_pb_accordion_item][/et_pb_accordion][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” width=”90%” max_width=”2560px” custom_margin=”50px||||false|false” custom_padding=”0px||||false|false” locked=”off”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” text_font=”Lato|700|||||||” text_font_size=”36px” text_orientation_tablet=”” text_orientation_phone=”center” text_orientation_last_edited=”on|phone”]FAQ[/et_pb_text][et_pb_accordion _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” toggle_font=”Lato||||||||” closed_toggle_font=”Lato||||||||” body_font=”Lato||||||||” body_font_size=”16px”][et_pb_accordion_item title=”1. What is Project Samvad?” open=”on” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default”]It is a program by Hindu youths for Hindu teens.  The project intends to create a safe space for Hindu teens to learn our story in our words while emphasizing mentoring, community building and critical thinking.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=” 2. What is the structure of the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]

There will be a weekly zoom session of one hour to one and half hour on one of the following topics:  
  • Media bias
  • Context from Indian history
  • Hinduphobia
  • Contemporary issues from Hindu lens
  • Misconception/misunderstanding regarding Hindu Dharma

[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”3. How is the environment in the virtual sessions?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The environment is expected to be relaxed, fun filled with discussion, games & mix of conversation and instruction.  The sessions use western context and linguistics.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=” 4. Who can participate in the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The project Samvad is open to Hindu American/Hindu Canadian high schoolers (aged 14-19).[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=” 5. What are the fees for the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]

One time enrollment fee of $10 will be charged.  After that participants will have access to all of the future Samvad sessions.

[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=” 6. What is the intended outcome of the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The intended outcome is to foster a positive Hindu American/Hindu Canadian identity in college and beyond.  [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”7. What is the duration of the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The current offering of the program will kick off from the first week of March 2022 and will continue until May end.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”8. How to register for the program?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]Please fill up the registration form and make a payment. Registration is strictly first-come, first-served.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”9. What to expect after registration?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]If a participant is accepted to the program, the participant/parents will receive a confirmation email. Following registration, they will also receive emails regarding relevant information about the program.[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”10. How many hours are the participants expected to devote to the project?” _builder_version=”4.9.7″ _module_preset=”default” open=”off”]The students are expected to devote at least 1.5-2 hours a week. This expectation does not include the optional self-study to read/watch recommended resources.[/et_pb_accordion_item][/et_pb_accordion][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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