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The Wipro Foundation held a capacity building workshop on documentation for nonprofits at its Learning Center in Bangalore for its NGO partners. Among the other participating organizations were AWMH and Chehak Trust, Mumbai; Shishu Sarothi, Guwahati; Satya Special School, Pondicherry; Sanchar, West Bengal; Prabhat Education Foundation, Ahmedabad; Prayas, Jaipur; and Feathers, Tamil Nadu.

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The four-day workshop, conducted by Rising Flame from 5—8 February, was led by Nidhi Goyal, Founder and Executive Director, and Srinidhi Raghavan, Co-Lead, Programs, with external facilitators conducting sessions as well. These included Preeti Salian, independent journalist, researcher and trainer;
Monika Rajashekar, Programme Officer, Red Dot Foundation; Sonali Alves, Senior Manager Operations and Partnerships and Rashi Vidyasagar, Co-founder, The Alternative Story.

Sessions included lectures, discussions and hands-on activities on a range of topics including the importance and uses of documentation, crafting a compelling annual report, creating newsletters that work, optimising social media communications, using data effectively, and building accessible digital environments. The final session was on how Rising Flame is using documentation to promote key concerns around disability, equity and justice at the Civil 20, a platform for civil society organizations to voice the people’s aspirations at the G20 Summit.

The program continues until April, with participants meeting online for two hours every Thursday to discuss their implementation of the learning, challenges and ways forward.

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