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  • 15 May 2020 10:10 AM | Anonymous

    It is a time in our community when everyone is finding ways to help each other, show their appreciation to those on the front lines or just finding ways to support the loved ones. We want to hear your stories, pictures, videos, music etc. Please use the link below to submit your content and our editorial board will select them for posting on ISW media sites.

    Click here to submit content


  • 5 May 2020 9:14 PM | Anonymous

    ISW's first pilot session of online fun activities for kids " ISW Masti Mazaa" initiated by Mansi, our student teacher, was a success. The free activities range from karaoke, origami, yoga, dance, art, games, writing etc. There is no restriction to the number of sessions your child can join.  For example, they can join Fridays and Tuesdays. All we ask that their attendance be consistent. We will need a minimum number of students enrolled to start a class.

    It is open to the community. Bring a friend!!ISW Masti Mazaa classes will be open to kids ages ranging 8-11 (except writing class) and here is a tentative schedule for 6 sessions starting May 19th, until end of June 2020.

    1. Safalta Shukla: Tuesdays 4pm
    2. Tanvi Gahlot: Wednesdays 4 pm  
    3. Leisha Gupta: Thursday 4 pm
    4. Mansi Gera: Fridays 4 pm  
    5. Dhriti Pitre: Saturdays 4 pm (Only for writing)( Age 9-12)
    6. Tanvi M. and Sakshi: Sunday 4 pm (Only Dance)

    If you are interested, please send an email to me (yvansh29@gmail.com) with name & age of child and parent's whatsapp phone number.All registration should be received by May 15th.We are grateful to our student teachers for taking the time to conduct these classes.

    Ruchi Chauhan     &     Shiamin Ji
    Co-Directors ISW Language & Cultural School
    INDIA Center
    152 Main Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545


  • 5 May 2020 9:03 PM | Anonymous

    ISW Launches multiple LGBTQ support networks

    ISW LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network
    The ISW LGBTQ+ Youth support network seeks to provide an in-person and online group of supportive peers, and is open to anyone between 13 and 24 years of age. A meeting place is yet to be decided. Each meeting will occur periodically, and will be hosted by a program facilitator. The format of the meetings will be an open forum for general support and discussion of topics raised by attendees, as well as some fun activities to encourage discussion and friendship. Additionally, program facilitators will be equipped with referrals to other appropriate service organizations. An online, informal WhatsApp group will be made available to be joined at the discretion of attendees. 

    ISW Family of LGBTQ+ Support Network
     The ISW Family of LGBTQ+ Support Network is a support group for family members of LGBTQ+ people meeting periodically. The aim of the support group is to provide an open forum for the discussion of touching issues raised by the intersection of Indian culture and LGBTQ+ people. An adult facilitator will be present to lead discussion and provide referrals to pertinent resources


  • 29 Apr 2020 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    Are we happy about online class ? Are we happy about not seeing kids in the classroom ? 

    I will start with big YES . This YES is because everyone’s health is the first priority . Teacher is like a second parent to the kids . As parents can think only good about their kids . We teachers also give our heart and soul to show right direction to the kids how they can progress . And their progress is totally depend on they being healthy. So YES we should be happy though we can’t see them as staying home can keep them safe and healthy . 

    Every Sunday we see their smiling face and sitting healthy  to attend the online class and believe me we can’t ask more than that . They are our future and we have to keep our future safe and protected . 

    YES we are happy with online class as learning new stuff is always interesting and it excites me . We learned to use new app and how to easily execute it so we can run online classroom smoothly . 

    We are teachers so we can’t loose our hope in any circumstances . Our mental  strength, our support and positive thinking will give a better future to this little hearts . I must say WE TEACHERS ROCK !!

    Check out more pictures below.

    https://www.facebook.com/iswonline/posts/2849518711803947

  • 26 Mar 2020 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    All free medical programs are closed to in-person visits untilfurther notice due to COVID epidemic. Telephone and video visits are available:

    • Acute and chronic medical concerns
    • Medication refills
    •  Health screenings (in place of physicals)

    Call or connect with a webcam during normal clinic hours

    Monday through Thursday 6-8pm

    You can reach us online via zoom on PC, Mac, iOS, or Android at the following address:

    https://umassmed.zoom.us/my/wfcc2020

    Telephone Line:

    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 648 474 7585 #

    Connect by computer or call the phone number above. Enter the “meeting ID” number plus #. You will be connected to a member of our team, but you may be placed on hold.


  • 13 Mar 2020 8:18 AM | Anonymous
    As you know, the ISW Executive Board has been monitoring the updates on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Today, we have decided to cancel or postpone most in-person ISW events till the end of April.

    What is Changing ?

    • Showcase India - hosted by the Indian Youth Group has been postponed. The IYG team is currently reassessing their plans - please stay tuned.
    • Ramnavmi 2020 celebrations are cancelled for this year
    • Humrahee meetings for March and April have been cancelled. We are exploring the possibility of having virtual meetings in the interim.
    • ISW Cultural School classes in the India Center are cancelled through April. We are exploring the possibility of having virtual classes in the interim. Parents, please watch for an email from the ISW School Director soon.
    • Yoga and Meditation classes will be cancelled through April.
    • Free Health Stop has been cancelled through April to protect patients and the volunteer doctors. We do not have the ability to conduct COVID-19 tests.
    • New India Center Construction: Currently, we don't believe there will be significant impact to the construction calendar, but we will be monitoring this situation in partnership with our General Contractor

    Information Resources, Where to get help :

    • All our resources have pointed us to the CDC website as the primary and most reliable source of information.
    • If you know of families who need specific help - please reach out via one of the social media channels above or contact me directly.

    How Can I Help ?

    As we go through this pandemic, we will have to support and be there for each other. I am confident that the ISW family will be a source of strength for our entire extended local community.

    We have reached out to the town of Shrewsbury and the local regional health alliance to ask if there is any way we can help. If we hear of any specific actions - we will share them via our social media channels above.

    Please stay safe.


  • 21 Feb 2020 11:05 AM | Anonymous

    ISW Celebrated a unity of Indian Festivals on Februray 8th at Oak Middle School. Harvest Festival 2020 brings up this year's first ever Dance Competition along with other cultural programs. 


     

  • 10 Nov 2019 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    ISW Hosted its 2019 Diwali Show on Nov 9th at Oak Middle School. The event was attended by close to 400 people from the community.

    Some quotes from our volunteers:


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