Dear friends, with Republic day round the corner and weather of NCR Delhi getting gradually pleasant, Team Blue Pen educated flyover kids about Republic Day, all over Delhi last weekend.
Mr Shivam, Volunteer-Coordinator (Noida-Okhla-Faridabad) shares, “With cold air and extremely cold wind chill, its important to keep your physical safety in mind. That’s why, we always start with the warmup exercises. Charming smile came on kid’s faces everytime eveytime they see us. No matter how cold it is outside, these smiles will warm your heart. Another Volunteer, Shruti Gupta joined us and helped komal, 4 year old girl in writing the alphabets and taught other kids division and multiplication. On the other hand i continued with the exercises along with the countings and adviced them to do daily. Ritika helped kajal in writing formal and informal letters, also asked her to read the content so as to build up her speaking skills. At Faridabad center, Deepak helped the kids in solving algebric equations. Kids liked him very much as he has a unique way of teaching. We also asked the students to prepare something related to Republic Day, it can be a small play or a speech.”
Ms Kavita Chaudhary,Volunteer (coordibatoe-IIT-Safdarjung line) mentions, “Blue Pen volunteers of IIT LINE celebrated Republic day, in advance, with kids of flyover and slum. At IIT, our second center, we taught English Vocab. Also, we told them about Republic day i.e. why we celebrate it and how it is celebrated. We also told them about our constitution and about Mr B R Ambedkar, Chairman of Constitution Committee. Kids drew beautiful drawings of Indian Flag and we asked them to tell us about our Flag.
Further we moved to our next center Safdarjung Rimmi(10 Yrs) and Riya(12 yrs) sang beautiful patriotic song on occasion of Republic day.
In addition to that Sangam vihar kids participated in drawing, dance and essay writing comptetion. We celebrated Republic day there as well, few kids wrote beautiful essay. Further we told them about our Flag, constitution and our freedom fighters. This is how we celebrated this occasion.”
Mr Saurabh, Volunteer Coordinator (Munirka-Nizamuddin) discusses, “Last Sunday, we started our session again with winter morning blues with mild cold breeze. At Munirika slum, we celebrated Republic day with kids . Jyoti told them why we celebrate it , its history.She also shared name of prominent freedom fighters and their inspiring stories. At Nizamudin, kids were separated according to their classes.Jyoti took dictation of kids just to check their progress and results were quite good. At Tuqlakabdad, jyoti taught science and english to kids in view of their upcoming exam of class 4-8 and alphabet number to junior kids”
A. WHAT WE DO? :- Our objective is to impart to Kids/Women of Flyover/Slums, following modules:-
* Regular Teaching sessions, with special focus on females (on lines of “Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao Abhiyaan”)
* Teaching Cleanliness & Personal Hygiene (on lines of “Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan”)
* Nutritious Food (on lines of “Swastha Bachpan” Program)
* Skill development (Ex. Cycle/mobile/auto
repair etc) (on lines of “Kushal Bharat Abhiyaan”)
* Regular Medical Checkups (on lines of “Swastha Bachpan” Program)
* Teaching Electronic Gadgets (on lines of “Digital Connect India Program”)
B. OUR SCHEDULE:- Every Sunday, our timetable is:
*930-1030AM : Munirka-I, Munirka-II, & IIT flyover, and Noida (all parallel sessions)
*11-12PM: Safdarjung-I, Safadarjung-II, Nizamuddin Park, Nizamuddin Flyover and Okhla sessions (parallel sessions)
*12:30-1PM: lunch of volunteers at near GK & Okhla
*2-4PM: “Extended” sessions at Prajapati mohalla, Tughlaqabad village & Sangam vihar and Faridabad (all parallel sessions)
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