CounSEL (Council of Understanding Social-Emotional Learning) aims to provide safe spaces through its interactive, reflective and experiential SEL program to enhance the social-emotional well-being of primarily underprivileged students.
Our SEL program, “Let’s get Emotional (Bhavnao ko Samjho)” enables the students to become self-aware, moral, optimistic and kind and helps them thrive in life. Our research-based yet simple program aims to not preach right or wrong, but encourages children to think for themselves! It is executed in collaboration with like-minded organizations.
In addition to the student program, we work towards sensitizing educators and parents about the social-emotional needs of developing children and adolescents. At CounSEL, we strive to research and learn about “what works”, specifically in the Indian context.
Our long-term vision is to create a community of compassionate, optimistic and “I Can” individuals.
Our flagship 8-month professional development course for educators in collaboration with GIPS trust and GIPS hospital. In order to enhance students’ social-emotional learning (SEL), it is important to focus on teachers’ social-emotional well-being.
Our student program enables students to become self-aware, moral, optimistic and kind and helps them flourish. Our research-based yet simple program aims to not preach right or wrong, but encourages children to think for themselves!
We empower parents and communities to raise empathetic and moral children, which enables them to form deeper relationships in this fast-paced world. Our parent workshops cover a range of topics targeting the emotional and social needs of developing children.
Smruti Mirani, an IIT Bombay alumni (B. Tech & M. Tech, Energy Engineering, 2015), has researched in Education for the past 4 years. After graduation, Smruti worked with a leading public policy think tank Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai, where she researched on inclusive education policies and advocated for the inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools.
Smruti’s passion for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) developed while researching large-scale assessments for SEL (at CSSL Global, New Delhi), which were tested with 15,000+ students in Rajasthan. Having gained in-depth knowledge of SEL, she founded CounSEL in her hometown, Ahmedabad, to benefit students in low-income communities.