SELebrating Inclusion Summit | Ummeed Child Development Center
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In its work to advocate for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Inclusion Apni Shala and Ummeed believe that change is possible only when all those that are part of the context come together to make systems more inclusive and conducive to social and emotional wellbeing. SELebrating Inclusion Summit (SIS 2022), hopes to build on the discussions around development of inclusive systems, SEL in public education systems, impact of being inclusive of diverse learners needs on access to SEL, mindsets, resources and support systems, implementing SEL curriculum, and making SEL and inclusion a reality at scale. We hope to bring together stakeholders working in the space of SEL and inclusion across diverse geographies in India and beyond.


SIS will be hosted online as a virtual gathering. Attending the event will be free and registering for the event will be mandatory.

Who can attend

Individuals working with organizations/schools/educational institutions, policy makers, families, caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, students and anybody else working towards making the education system more inclusive, safe and focused on the wellbeing of those accessing it.


  • Delve deeper to explore the practices supporting inclusion and SEL.

  • Foster partnerships to take forward SEL and inclusion and build a community of practice.

  • Experience wellbeing and inclusion.



Listen to, and learn from exemplary stories of making SEL and inclusion possible


Dialogue, reflect and envision systemic change for inclusion and wellbeing

Spaces of Wellbeing

Experience wellbeing and build a sense of community

During the three days of the summit, there will be some panel discussions and some facilitated workshops. The panel discussions will be accessible to all using a common zoom link you will receive once you register. However, for the facilitated workshops we have a limit to the number of participants attending it. Therefore, you will need to indicate your choice for these workshops in the form. Based on 'first come first served' basis, we will block your name under the specific session and accordingly share the login details with you. You can refer to the three-day schedule to get more details about specific sessions. Kindly note that you can only choose one workshop among the options given, as these will be on simultaneously. Please reach out to us on if you have any queries.

Time Session
09:30 to 10:00 am Welcome and intention setting
10:00 to 11:00 am Systems: SEL and inclusion - A Systemic lens

This session will endeavor to unpack how SEL and inclusion are defined at a systems level and why we see these concepts working together. It will further examine how they appear in practice.
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Stories: SEL & Inclusion Journey in the pandemic

This session will focus on the challenges to wellbeing in the pandemic and the pathways towards wellbeing during the pandemic. The discussion will make an effort to explore the road ahead with regard to the needs that have emerged.
01:00 to 03:00 pm Gallery: Stories from the field

A spotlight on organizational, school and classroom practices that are SEL and Inclusion informed
Time Session
09:30 to 09:45 am Welcome and recap of the previous day
09:45 to 10:45 am Systems : Practicing SEL and inclusion at scale

This session will take a look at large scale SEL and Inclusion practices to understand and unpack how SEL and inclusion can be made accessible to all.
11:15 am to 12:15 pm Stories : Collaboration and partnerships

This session will highlight stories of Collaboration and collaborative practices between caregivers, teachers, and other stakeholders to make SEL and inclusion possible
12:45 pm to 02:30 pm Workshops on well-being and inclusion

These are facilitated workshops and participants can choose one among the three to participate.
  • Option 1 - Wellbeing ka safar/ वेल्बीइंग का सफर (Hindi)
    A wellbeing space to better understand and engage with the emotions we experience
    Apni Shala
  • Option 2 - Inclusive mindfulness (English)
    A well-being space to experience mindfulness.
    Pause for Perspective
  • Option 3 - Wellness and Care for Teachers (English/Hindi)
    An individual and collective reflection workshop for teachers to share skills and practices that invite wellness into their day to day life.
Time Session
09:30 to 09:45 am Welcome
09:45 to 10:45 am Systems: School as a system that influences SEL and Inclusion

This session will explore the systemic practices within schools that nurture SEL and Inclusion.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Stories : Journey towards SEL and inclusion

This session will highlight the experiences of SEL & Inclusion for various education stakeholders.
12:15 pm to 01:45 pm Workshops on well-being and inclusion

These are facilitated workshops and participants can choose one among the three to participate.
  • Option 1 - Drama for Creative Expansion (English)
    A wellbeing space using Drama
    Madhu Shukla
  • Option 2 - What is it like to be me right now? ( English/Hindi)
    Through drawing, coloring and expressing this workshop will create an intimate sharing space for participants to express themselves in a safe space to enhance their wellbeing.
    Saturday Art Class
  • Option 3 - Using children's picture books to navigate mental health and well-being in schools (Hindi/English)
    The workshop will focus on using children's picture books to support mental health and well-being of children as they navigate their way back to schools in uncertain yet hopeful times.
    Ummeed Child Development Center

SELebrating speakers creating impact worldwide

Seema Nath

Sajida Vadgama

Amrita Nair

Mayuri Golambade


Rohit Kumar

Vimala Ramachandran

Richa Gupta

Kunal Mishra

Shahid Shaikh

Aditi Shah

Shishir Joshi


Shahbaan Shah

Pooja Gate

Diksha Pandey

Aamina Shareef

Rachel Fernandes

Iqra Agzal Ansari

Naba Ayub Ansari

Simran Gala

Geeta D Syontri

Heena Attar

Sanket Gala

Vanisha Shetty

Lopa Gandhi

Ankur Madan

Aarathi Selvan


Shaneel Mukherji


Madhu Shukla

Vinayak Mali


Dipti Balwani

Javed Tak


Vishal Talreja


Almas Mukri

Shamin Mehrotra

Mrunal Raiborde Londhe


Komal Gupta

Renu Devi

This conference is organised by Ummeed Child Development Center and Apni Shala.