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Project FUEL

Designing a unique and participative repository of human wisdom, of people from the common walks of life, with a heuristic approach.

Project FUEL documents, designs and passes on human wisdom from all ages and backgrounds across the world; using the tools of education, art, media and events. FUEL stands for Forward the Understanding of Every Life Lesson. We aim to document the understanding of life through people’s life lessons and pass them on as innovative, creative & effective solutions for everyone to live their best life.

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April 2019
When you learn you become a star, but when you teach you become a constellation

About the innovation

About Project FUEL

Project FUEL documents, designs and passes on human wisdom through educational modules, art, digital media, events and publications. The organization seeks to build a community of young adults who live, learn and share in order to make meaningful psycho-social and emotional contribution to themselves and the society in large. The vision is to fill the need gap of advices and solutions using the human experience and by making each life count. To facilitate this, we design full-length workshops, art-based projects, digital content, and events to help internalize them. We use social media platforms, documentary films and regularly updated Hindi and English blogs as mediums other than the workshops to facilitate the reach of human learnings to a wide range of audience.

The innovation in Project FUEL rests upon the methodology of life lessons itself. We document, design and pass on human wisdom through performance and interactive workshops, art-based community initiatives and digital content. From working towards the integration of Syrian refugees in Europe to painting world’s first village of life lessons, our projects encourage creative solutions and tools for students to learn through an immersive engagement. Understanding wisdom through the lens of life lessons is significant because it eliminates the creation of stereotypes and transcends cultural context.

Each of our projects aim at shaping belief systems, breaking stereotypes and harnessing the collective power of people in different communities. In our first Masterpiece tour, we taught nearly 3500 students in seven schools across six cities and focused on building life skills such as effective communication, critical thinking, creative thinking, self-awareness and self-esteem. Through the project called ‘Out of Syllabus’, young students at schools are being encouraged to acknowledge the learnings of their teachers and ask about their life lessons. By collecting the life lessons of the teachers, we create a unique database of learnings that can act as a repository on human-interest stories and an advice bank for budding change-makers. These stories increase relatability to problems and motivate students to empathize, promoting a culture of peace and non-violence. We also collaborated with the City Education Board of Antwerp, Belgium to harness the potential of human wisdom in making public school more democratic and inclusive. Using FUEL Methodology, members of the school will engage in a creative process aimed at making the life lessons of the learners as visible and tangible as possible.

Project FUEL was founded in 2009 by Deepak Ramola, and incorporated in 2014 following Deepak’s extensive work of teaching and conducting workshops. He has been teaching age groups 4-96 for past 10 years. From victims of human trafficking in Nepal to middle school children in Afghanistan to refugees in Europe. Through the course of his work, he devised, tested and polished the approach of using life lessons as a unique methodology to teach life skills. Deepak, is a featured United Nations speaker, a Merit 360 Action Plan Executor, a TED speaker, an educator, a writer, actor, lyricist and a gold medalist in Mass Media studies from the University of Mumbai. He uses tools of theatre, spoken word poetry, storytelling, communicative expression and creative writing to design full-length activities, exercises and games which are a part of his life skills workshops. Deepak uses his multi-faceted experiences and multidimensional talents towards channeling everyday wisdom and experiences into easy to imbibe and apply, life lessons.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

Project FUEL is transforming education by way of storytelling. The documented life stories are made into lessons helping students develop a wide range of skills, drawing meaning from real life experiences of people from various backgrounds and age. Deepak Ramola has just launched a book with plans to increase his global reach.

HundrED Academy Reviews

This is a model of what education can look like. They focus on holistic education and life skills using different medium including storytelling , spoken word, and creative writing. This model could inspire other educators to see what is possible in another model of education.

Project FUEL is a great education initiative!!! Chapeau!!! This is the kind of inspirations we need all to have... Deepak Ramola is a leader in motion, somebody that is going to provide good news for humanity!! He must continue his project to gain global scale...He will make it, for sure 100%.

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Implementation steps

Start where you are!

1. Document the life lessons, the story behind the lessons, along with their name and age.

2. Submit them on our website-
Introduce the Out of Syllabus project in your school

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