History - Banjara Academy
Dr. Ali Khwaja's love and compassion for his fellow beings was the driving force behind the setting up of the Banjara Academy. The term Academy actually represents only one aspect of the organization's activities - conduct of courses. Apart from offering courses the Banjara Academy has been providing free counselling for years to individuals who feel the need for it. The Academy has made a difference to many lives and the experience has often been humbling.
Dr. Ali Khwaja was conducting training in human behaviour and counselling for years before he founded the Banjara Academy in the year 1993. In 1997 the Banjara Academy received a boost when the philanthropic couple, Raja and Nalini Reddy, decided to dedicate themselves to this mission. They have also provided a portion of their building to house a training-cum-free counselling centre.
"Helping Hand", an NGO (non-governmental organization) was started in the 1983 by Ms. Alice Saldanha. After running it successfully for many years Ms Alice Saldanha, handed "Helping Hand" over to Dr. Ali Khwaja, and ever since "Helping Hand" has become an integral part of the Banjara Academy.
Initially the Banjara Academy was providing short-term courses and free training to the volunteers of Helping Hand. Subsequently, in the year 1999, Banjara Academy launched a comprehensive part-time Diploma in Counselling Skills. This course has been well-received and currently the eleventh batch is in progress. The faculty has grown over the years and now many experts and dedicated counsellors have joined the Academy.
Jobs Available, Work Opportunities for Counsellors
Free Booklets for Downloading
- Free Download-Emagazine: Banjara Careers, February 2017 issue, for courses, careers, choices, selections - for students, parents, teachers
- Free Download-Booklet: How you can build confidence in self, others, children: Practical tips, exercises
- Free Download-Emagazine: Banjara Careers, January 2017 issue, for courses, careers, choices, selections - for students, parents, teachers
- Free Download-Booklet: How You Can Become Assertive-Tips and Techniques
- Free Download-Booklet: You too can reach out - a handbook of counselling skills
- Free Download-Booklet: How You Can Nurture, Rebuild Your Relationships - Practical Tips
- Free Download-Emagazine: Banjara Careers, December 2016 issue, for courses, careers, choices, selections - for students, parents, teachers
- Free Downloads-Booklets
- Free Downloads-EMagazines
"How to Handle Criticism?" - Video talk by Dr Ali Khwaja helps you to handle criticism in a healthy wayRead more...
"Self-Esteem Vs Self Confidence" - Video talk by Dr Ali Khwaja helps us to understand the difference between these two termsRead more...
"Childhood Conditioning and Self-Esteem" - Video talk by Dr Ali Khwaja explains how self-esteem is conditioned in our childhoodRead more...
Free Audio Files for Downloading
Free Download-Public-Domain-Audio Talk, Podcast: Work-Life Balance for Better Relationships, a Happy Life by Dr Ali Khwaja, Author, Counsellor, Life Coach, TrainerRead more...
Free Download-Public-Domain-Audio File: Women Midlife Crisis by Dr Ali Khwaja, Author, Expert Counsellor, Life Coach, TrainerRead more...
Free Download-Public-Domain-Audio File: Why We Should Help Strangers by Dr Ali Khwaja, Author, Expert Counsellor, Life Coach, TrainerRead more...
Special Banjara Academy Events
Banjara Academy Presents Experiential Counselling Workshop - from 6 to 8 April 2017 at Banjara Academy, RT Nagar, BengaluruRead more...
Banjara Academy's Helping Hand Annual Day Celebrations Held on 10 December 2016 at Banjara Academy's Manthan Retreat, Yelahanka, BengaluruRead more...
'Providing Sex Education at Home' - Workshop for Parents, Teachers, Counsellors on 12 November 2016 at Banjara Academy, R T Nagar, BengaluruRead more...
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