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AMRITA BHENDE

Email: amrita_17@hotmail.com/amrita_17@yahoo.com

 

Objective: To work in a leadership capacity for a social service organization with national/global reach

 

Education 

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India                                                                                    April 03

Diploma in Management of Voluntary Service Organizations

Emergence and growth of VSO Sector, Fundamentals of Socio-Economic Development and Development Administration,  Regulatory and Legal framework, Financial Management and Accounting systems, Social engineering and Project Management, Resource mobilization, Strategic and Human Resource Management, Social Marketing, Micro-Enterprise Development and Micro-Finance Development

 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India                                                                                                                   May 01

Masters in Social Work- Major: Family and Child Welfare

Human growth and behavior, Child Development, Social work practice with children and families, Families in India, Women’s issues, Social policy and planning, Counseling, Community Organization, Social Welfare Administration, Law and Social work, Quantitative and Qualitative research

 

St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India                                                                                                                                          Apr 99

Bachelor of Arts: Major: Sociology Minors: Anthropology & Ancient Indian Culture

Major: Urban Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Women and Society, Social Research, Sociology of Education, Social Change and Development

Sociology Honors Programme (Concurrent with BA Degree):  Volunteer work with Akanksha; Seminar presentation on ‘Inner World’; Seminar presentation on ‘50 Years of Indian Film Music’; Feminist study group & Library Data base.

 

Work Experience 

Creative Facilitator                                                                                                                                                                        Mar 03- Present

Aangan Trust, Mumbai, India

Use of movement/dance based therapy with children in vulnerable situations

 

Project Manager – Dancing Feat                                                                                                                                                May 01- Present

Committed Communities Development Trust, Mumbai

Overall guidance and management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, documentation and research.

In partnership with SDIPA, the project uses dance as a facilitatory medium for therapeutic interventions with children at risk/ affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

Fieldwork Experience 

Block – Committed Communities Development Trust   , Mumbai, India                                                                                  Apr 01

Project CHILD – working with families affected and infected with HIV/AIDS: Casework, Group work, fund raising, workshop organization, was the host for the inauguration of the Crisis Intervention Centre (CIC), Legal work for the clients.

 

Year 2 – Stree Mukti Sanghatana, Mumbai, India                                                                                                                        July 00-Feb 01

Casework, Family Life Education Programmes, Fund raising, Social action, Organizing health camps for the rag pickers and their families.

 

Year 1 – David Sassoon Industrial School, Mumbai, India                                                                                                       Aug 99- Mar 00

Case Work, Group Work, Fund Raising, Workshop organization on sexuality, HIV/AIDS, vocations, career counseling, confidence building, Reiki, art therapy, stone carving, painting etc.

 

Computer Skills

MS WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT, OUTLOOK, ACCESS, CORELDRAW & ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

 

Language Proficiency

English, Hindi & Marathi