The Magic Beanstalk
grew so high, It
reached the Gingerbread
House in the sky.

Puss wore boots
and Cindy slippers,
But Ariel only had
her flippers.

So she let down her hair,
While they danced their
way there

To retrieve the
Red Cloak from
Goldilocks' lair.

They reached
at the last stroke
of midnight.

The Wicked Witch took
her sleeping pills -
A magic poison apple bite.

The nightingale sang
and woke her up.
"Wolf wolf," she cried and
chipped her cup.

But Cindy and Puss
mopped the tea party up.
The Matchstick Girl had
stolen their sup.

The End is just a
tasteful starter - Of happy
times at ever after

Learning through stories

Here's what happens in your noodle when...

you hear a story, there is an explosion of emotion and logic – the perfect example of cause and effect, stories create a response in us that has a profound impact on our learning. ever after takes math, science, history, geography and anything else in a text book – right out into the world of stories, fables, myths and legends, creating the most exciting and memorable learning experience for people.

ABOUT US

" A nd then they learnt happily ever after ..."

WHAT WE DO

THE SPACE

Once Upon A Time, we started a learning and development company called ever after . We used a special kind of magic - the creative tool of storytelling. At ever after , stories are used to make education fun and engaging for young and old. We realized that nothing impacts learning like a story can, so we took a narrative-centred approach to build our modules.

All our learning studios are chirpy and bright spaces with tastefully designed décor. Warm and inviting, you are transported to storyland the minute you walk in.
Numerous bookshelves line the walls, holding the promise of many a learning adventure. The storyteller leads you into each project-and-activity-filled session, spinning tales from her bottomless bag.

MEET THE FORCE

DEEPTHA

NISHA

DR. SHOBHA

SHRAVAN

Deeptha Vivekanand is a word wizard – who spent her time hopping in and out of stories with Mary Poppins and Birbal the wise; her closeness with these legends made her an ardent advocate of story telling as a learning aid. Before they befriended her, she spent 6 years with HCL and Wipro in the Training and Development function. Since 2009, she has been on a storytelling spree, conducting workshops, performances and learning programs for various groups of people. Apart from being trained in traditional oral storytelling by renowned professional storytellers including Margaret Read McDonald, she has also learnt the art of digital storytelling from Barrie Stephenson, Founder, Digistories U.K.

Deeptha set up ever after in 2012 to make learning a lasting and an enjoyable experience every time. It is her life’s mission to make creative arts-based education a reality.
Deeptha has conducted several storytelling programmes and workshops for children and adults in schools, activity centres and leading book stores in Chennai and Bangalore. Her love for stories and her belief that learning should be a process of discovery rather than information download, led her to set up ever after . She directs all the courses here. Deeptha is a founding member of the Bangalore Storytelling Society and currently its President.

Nisha Abdulla is an actor, performer and student of theatre. After a decade long corporate career, most of it spent as a consultant in retail branding, Nisha decided to pursue her love for theatre full time. She is currently a part of multiple devised and interactive theatre productions that aim to use theatre as a catalyst for change, including one which specifically deals with issues relevant to children.

Nisha believes in the power of stories to provide much needed perspective and so when not on stage, she can be found either writing or reading one. She has certifications from Yours Truly Theatre and Bangalore Writers Workshop. At Ever-After, Nisha co-creates and co-facilitates the writing and speaking modules.

Dr. Shobha. G is a gold medalist in M.Sc from Bangalore University. Her Doctoral research in Human Development was on the topic "Traditional Vs Progressive Approaches in school Education". With 21 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, Dr.Shobha, has a rich experience in the field of Early childhood Education. She has guided several research projects in the area of ECE with respect to content development, curriculum design and preparation of ECE teaching learning materials. She has been involved in offering early childhood teacher training programmes for various groups and contributed towards framing and reviewing of ECE courses for various

organisations and universities. Currently she is working as Associate Professor of Human Development at Smt.VHD College of Home Science, Bangalore. She is the proud recipient of various awards that include the Susheela Lingaiah Gold Medal, Jawaharlal Nehru memorial award, Shiksha rattan Puraskar from IIFS, New Delhi etc. A regular columnist with many newspapers, she has also given a number of TV programs on Parenting, Education, Study habits etc. She is an invited speaker at several organisations and forums and has conducted several workshops for faculty and students on various topics like - Creative teaching, Study skills, Parenting, Counseling, Emotional intelligence etc.

Shravan Shetty is an independent consultant working with Schools, Colleges and Corporates who believes that Life begins and continues with Stories Ever-After. He began his career in 2003 on the editorial team of GAP, India’s first General Knowledge program for school children - Where he compiled stories for Teachers to make GK more interesting in classrooms. Post that he made his foray into corporate and employability skills training and works with companies and institutions of all shapes and sizes. He has certifications from various schools of training in Neuro Linguistic programming, Transactional Analysis, Gamification, to name a few. He believes that an appropriate story of more impactful than hours of training.

He loves to work with children and has facilitated several programs for School children on Career Guidance, Study Skills, Personality development and Leadership. His bag of tools for training programs include stories from mythology, business, sports, movie clippings, anything ranging from everyday happenings to stories from life – his and ours. He is a published Author with book credits including The Leadership Handbook and Metamorphosis – Switch on the Greatness Within. He regularly volunteers his time and energy for school events such as the Presidency Challenge, GAP Quest, NSE Young Pioneers to name a few.

TESTIMONIALS

I have seen a tremendous change in Adyaa in the way she articulates and presents in front of a bigger audience! As a child, she was never shy but this program has enabled her to add the confidence factor into her talking skills. Thinking on her feet and being able to express through words is a grace that this curriculum has gifted her. We as parents have seen a change in her vocabulary, affinity to read story books of higher levels. I see her taking interest of going to the library and picking up books for spare time. We really appreciate the change and thank ever after for implanting this into our children. It is always true that what you start early, you carry forward for your entire life. I see this as a great step for our children. I would encourage more such classes which really helps in Public speaking and increasing word power! Thank You ever after !!

Rakhee Das, Parent

The ever after story program for 9 yrs and above is a good program at Sobha Lakeview Club. My daughter has attended couple of sessions. She is really liking it and from what I hear from her sounds very interesting and creative. I definitely recommend this program to others.

Geetha Aravind, Parent

What a pleasure it was to attend your session on effective story telling! Each teacher learnt, enjoyed and felt amply enriched. They surely will use this attractive method in class. You were like a fountain of joy perennially gushing with happiness. Everyone was extremely happy.

Aditi Vasishtha, Secretary, Sri Aurobindo Memorial School, Bangalore

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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THE STORY BUFF

WHEN FACT AND FICTION COMBINE -THE ULTIMATE LEARNING TOOL IS BORN

A monthly, theme-based program that takes children through tales from different parts of the world, while establishing links between concepts taught in school, across curricular areas like Maths, Science, Social Sciences and Language Arts. A ‘facts through fantasy’ approach helps learners first experience an emotional connection with the subject before making logical conclusions and intelligent decisions through activities, projects, debate, discussion and group-work. This program develops and strengthens reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in parallel.

AGES : 6-8 yrs

Classes run around the year, and are held twice a week

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THE STORY ADDICT

HAVE AN INSATIABLE DESIRE FOR STORIES?
WE MAKE SURE YOU NEVER RUN OUT OF THEM!

This program is designed to help children develop writing and speaking skills through storytelling. Through highly researched exercises developed by experts, children will be exposed to various story genres and writing styles. At the end of each module they will create their own pieces of writing. Moreover, they will also be taught how to perform a story using techniques from theatre and drama. The result is a child who can write better and speak better.

AGES : 9-11 yrs

Classes run through the whole year, and are held
twice a week.

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THE DIGITAL STORYTELLER

WE BRING YOU STORIES CUSTOM DESIGNED FOR THE IPAD GENERATION!

A course that combines traditional and modern forms of storytelling for the ‘digital natives’ of today. Learners write short, crisp stories, use images, audio and video tools to create a powerful 3-minute film on a subject. The program helps develop visual literacy, writing skills, analytical thinking and builds much needed 21st century skills among youth. Digital storytelling is a must have skill for the contemporary young adult.

AGES : 12-15 yrs

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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

A WEEKEND IN STORY LAND

Saturdays and Sundays are well spent in the company of stories and friends at ever after . From time to time we conduct special theme based workshops across a wide-range of topics that encourage creativity. Some indicative workshops are listed below.
Creating a Photo Story
Storytelling Through Puppetry
Celebrating Authors: RK, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Doyle, Agatha Christie and more
That's A Classic: Workshops around classic literature

AGES : workshops are held for all age groups.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

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BAKE-A-TALE

BAKE YOUR STORY AND EAT IT TOO!

The signature Bake-A-Tale is a one of its kind workshop that combines two important aspects of our lives: food an stories. Every year we put up a special theme-based program that should just not be missed!

AGES : 7-10 yrs

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PERFORMANCES

TIME FOR SOME DRAMA!

ever after ’s professional storytellers conduct entertaining storytelling sessions and events every now and then because they simply love telling stories! Folk-tales, fables, legends, myths, you name it; they have it covered. They also perform on special occasions like school assemblies, festivals, thematic events, etc. upon invitation. Get in touch with us if you are interested in a performance.

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TRAINING

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BE A STORYTELLER

DO YOU LIKE TO TELL STORIES AND WANT TO
TAKE THOSE SKILLS ONE STEP FURTHER?

ever after can set you right on track. We offer aspiring storytellers a well-researched training program that is curated by professional storytellers, theatre practitioners and educationists. Those (anyone above 18 years) interested in developing storytelling as an essential communication skill for personal and professional effectiveness may apply. ever after also draws on people from a pool of trained story enthusiasts for its various projects to work on a full-time or freelance basis.

AGES : 18yrs and above

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I'M A STORY EDUCATOR

LEARN THE INVALUABLE SKILL OF USING STORIES
TO TEACH – BECOME A STORY EDUCATOR.

Teaching and storytelling work together to strengthen the relationship between the learner and the educator. ever after offers a carefully curated training program that helps you create a ‘storytelling classroom’. The program addresses how to include stories and storytelling—both in the traditional and modern context—in the mainstream curriculum for better understanding of a concept, right from primary years to high school.

AGES : 18yrs and above

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CONSULTANCY

THE SOLUTION IS A STORY

ever after assists organizations to include storytelling as part of the culture. Whether it’s a school or a corporate entity, ever after designs and delivers custom-made solutions that can be readily implemented.
ever after is excited about spreading the power of stories far and wide. If you’d like to be a part of the mission by setting up learning studios in your community, don’t waste a minute, call us now!

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CONTACT

+91 99166 41717

Sobha Lakeview Club
Outer Ring Road,
Bellandur, Bangalore,
India 560103