Innovation. Design. Impact.
Creative. Co-Founder of Clap Global.
About.


Mark
The Clap Curriculum©
Co-created with Shubhangi Swarup



Clap Global’s 15 level curriculum of global competence, divided into 4 age-groups, has been validated by educationists, curriculum setters and advisors to UNICEF and UNESCO.





The Clap Curriculum largely consists of 3 parts:



The Travellers Story

Shared with kids in the first half hour of the 75min Clap Talk, this is a readymade presentation template that’s part of a traveller’s prep kit. Travellers get to represent their country, share about themselves, their everyday life, work, family, culture and points of view by customising it with pictures and stories.
The Question-Ball Game

These highly interactive Question Balls hold carefully curated questions which the kids and travellers can ask each other to get the conversation going in meaningful and exciting directions. 
The Clap Passport

Filled after every Clap Talk, this is a diary that gives a Clap student the space to reflect on their Clap experiences. This helps them transform their own insights into their unique world view and philosophy for life.





All of the Clap Curriculum is based on inculcating these values through curriculum tools that cover the universal topics below ︎ They also aid children, educators and travellers to examine and question their own realities in the larger global context, and draw their own unique conclusions.










Clap aims to harmonise with the education and tourism systems globally. Currently students and educators in schools across more than 9 Indian cities are enjoying Clap as a global competence subject as part of their school curriculum. In an academic year a student experiences 4 Clap Talks. As a student moves into to their second year of Clap Talks, they are promoted to Level 2 of the Clap Curriculum.















Certification

Schools, educators, students and travellers who participate in regular Clap Talks are awarded certifications of ‘Ambassador of Cultural Diversity’ also recognised by YPAN (United Nations Youth Peace Ambassadors Network) and AEISEC.



Contributors to the Clap Curriculum:

Aarefa Johari
Rizwaan Khambata
Aarti Chhabria 
Cristina Hernandez
Komal Kohok
Esme Dominguez
Namrata Trivedi
URBZ
Meeti Shroff
Jehangir Madon
Chintan Girish Modi
Neville Bharucha



Awards and Recognition

Social Enablers - Top 100 Global Social Innovations, 2017
Clap Global was featured on the list at No.20 of the most compelling Social Innovations from around the world.

TEDx
The idea of Travellers in Classrooms, dubbed - Classrooms, Bagpackers and a Revolution - received an overwhelming response at TEDx, Mumbai Chapter, 2016.

Start up of the Year, 2016 - India
Social Messiah of the Year, 2016 - India
Clap Global was adjudged as ‘Start up of the Year’ and ‘Social Messiah of the Year’ by Exhibit Magazine’s 100 Hottest Start Ups 2016 award Jury, comprising members from NASSCOM, Kalaari Capital, NEA and Matrix Partners.

Clap Global was awarded a seed fund and 6 months of incubation by the Government of Chile, Start Up Chile - in Santiago, Chile

Amnesty International
Amnesty partnered with Clap Global on the HRE (Human Rights Education) part of the Clap Curriculum ©, 2015-2016.


Talks

TEDx, Mumbai 2016 : Classrooms, Bagpackers and a Revolution
Symbiosis University, as Chief Guest, Pune 2017
Startup Chile, Santiago 2015
Creative Beta Mornings, Mumbai 2013


I work with

Organisations and individuals
who seek to create positive change and impact on scale through lateral thinking, innovation and design. Who believe in revolutionising and in shaping new cultural landscapes of society.

What I love

Design thinking for problem solving
Mixed media
Branding, Brand building
Installation art
Urban planning
Design for public spaces
Product innovation
Film / cinema / video XR, VR, AR
Oceans / environment
Circular economy
Scuba diving

Swimming with the whales in the wild
Pole Fitness and gymnastics
Bagpacking

World Cinema
The confluence of science, design and spirituality