Workshops/Training or Lectures were given in the following forums in the month of April 2011:


Topic: For:

Why do we fool others?

Helping Hand

Teaching life skills to adolescents

Academy workshop

Public Speaking

Academy workshop

Counselling and parenting

Jamat Ladies Wing

Emotional needs of LD children

Information Resource Centre

Live in and Other relationships

Helping Hand

Careers after 10th

Divine Education Society seminar

Teachers orientation

Silicon City College

Careers after 10th

Jain College seminar



SEX EDUCATION: How to talk about sex with our kids?

Venue: Banjara Academy, 418, 1st Main, 1st Block, RT Nagar, Bangalore, Ph: 23535766
Date: Saturday, 23 Apr 2011 from 10.30 am to 12 noon
Participation fee: Rs. 150 per person
Audience: Parents, teachers, counsellors – Adults only!

  • Overcome your discomfort on “growing up” issues
  • Give age-appropriate information, from toddlers to teenagers
  • Answer your child’s questions on puberty and reproduction
  • Benefits of sex education
  • 10 tips to (re)start sex education with your kid/teenager
Ms. Maëlle Challan Belval is a Couple Counsellor, trained in France and has specialized in sex education. In France and in India, she has conducted:
  • Sex education classes for teenagers in various schools
  • Marriage preparation classes and parenting sessions
  • Training programmes for teachers
  • Counselling for couples and teenagers.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone: 9242183553

Public Speaking

Want to develop courage to speak before an audience?

Improve your public speaking skills?

Convey your ideas effectively?

Here is a unique Public Speaking Workshop

Public Speaking

Conducted by Dr. Ali Khwaja - Life Skills Coach, Counselling Courses Director, Counsellor

From Wed 6th to Fri 8th April 2011, 10:30 to 12:30, for 3 days

At Banjara Academy, RT Nagar (Phone 23535787/23535766)

A practical and highly interactive skills-building program for a limited batch. Leave behind your routine, your friends and family, your worries, your mobiles - come to experience a wonderful workshop of talking and learning. 

Public Speaking

Fee: Rs. 1,250/-, all inclusive (workshop will be restricted to only 15 participants)



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FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world FREE online counselling for the depressed

  • Are you stressed about your child?
  • Is your marriage in trouble?
  • Are you stressed about your education?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and fear?

Just mail your counsellor now, sharing your problems, your worries, your anxieties, your fears. Your counsellor will reply to you, and be there for you until you need her to help you cope and get going.

Leading Banjara Academy's online email counselling team of volunteer-counsellors, I realize it is not an easy task reaching out to a person one has never met, never seen, without the added advantage of gestures, eye contact, a gentle reassuring touch, tone of voice and yet providing empathy, positive strokes, making the person feel heard and understood.

With the aid of only written words, it is quite a task building trust, making people open up and share and helping them cope and feel better. So when in many instances they write back saying thank you and that they feel so much better, the feeling one gets is priceless and incomparable - knowing one has done something right, something good!

Hats off to all the volunteeer-counsellors of Banjara Academy who have been carrying on this work silently, anonymously for the last couple of years. Truly commendable! - Ali Khwaja

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