Weekly news update 24 Nov. 2019

Friends, volunteers of Team Blue Pen celebrated Children’s Day by conducting education trip for kids from various flyovers/slums to National Science Museum. The aim of the visit of flyover kids was to develop the scientific awareness and scientific temper among the students. Last weekend, Team Blue Pen conducted further educational sessions wherein flyover kids were invited to pen down their experience of visiting National Scienxe Museum.

Discussing about celebrations of Children’s day, when Blue Pen Volunteers had taken flyover kids all over Delhi to National Science Museum, Saurabh, Volunteer Coordinator (Munirka-Nizamuddin) shares, “Last Nov,14, VISIT TO NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE, DELHI-The students of classes VI to IX were taken by Team Blue Pen to National Science Centre, Delhi as a part of the educational tour.As we all know, The National Science Centre is a science museum that is engaged in popularisation of science among the students .The aim of the visit of flyover kids was to develop the scientific awareness and scientific temper among the students”

Saurabh adds,”At the reception named Amphitheater, the students were given a brief introduction to the world of science by the Himanshu ji. The centre has six permanent halls full of interesting and hands-on participatory exhibits. The students were greatly excited about the exhibition halls ,especially ,the galleries ‘Our Science and Technology Heritage’ , ‘The March of Information Revolution’ and ‘Water-The Elixir of Life’. Besides these, there were small but attention grabbing exhibits like the magic tap which gushes forth water suspended in space without any inlet, a harp, where merely moving ones hands creates music and a maze of mirrors which gives illusionary effect which evoked much interest in students.”

Saurabh concludes, “The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the plethora of exhibits left them spell-bound. The students were really drawn in the magical world of science and were greatly inspired. The trip was an enriching experience for them.”

About educational sessions last weekend, Ms Kavita Chaudhary, Volunteer Coordinator (IIT-Safdarjung-Sangam Vihar) shares “At IIT flyover no. of kids was good. Our Volunteer Shama taught English alphabates to younger kids ( Sonu and Mousumi). It is good to see that they all are attending our classes regularly. The outcome is heartening as they are learning new things and our volunteers doing their best to help them. Young Kailash learnt name of weekdays. He is always eager to learn so that he can do better in school. At the end of our class, we distributed food to the kids.”

Kavita adds “Next, we moved to our next center Safdarjung where Sryan Sir taught basic maths and alphabets to younger kids, Also we asked kids(those who went on Children’s day picnic to National Sciende Museum) to pen down few lines on how was their experience on that day? What did they learn from the visit? At the end of the class they also shared their experience with other students and motivated them to do better.”

Kavita concludes,”After this, we moved to our last center Sangam vihar, where Shama taught junior classes and helped him in learning.
We asked rest of the students to share what they learnt from the visit to Science museum and India gate. Also if they have any kind of doubt and question which they did not understand can ask? The Children really enjoyed the Museum trip they learnt a lot from it. Because children learns a lot from doing practical things and Visiting to a learning Space proved a boon for us.”

Rahul, Volunteer Coordinator (Munirka-Nizamuddin line) mentions, “In munirka line, we started our session with full of enthusiasm In munirka flyover centre, I gave mathematical problems and kids seem to be making significant progress. After that I took test in which Tara and sarita got excellent marks. Later, we played an activity with kids which they enjoyed.”

Rahul further shares,”In Nizamuddin center, I took class 5 and 6. Here too, I gave kids mathematical problems. It was heartening to observe that kids show great improvement in maths. After that I gave english dictaction. Naresh ji took class 1 to 3. He taught basic english and counting. After that he taught tables.”

Rahul adds,”After lunch, we moved to our next center okhla phase 1 and Tughlakabad, where our Chariman Dr Manorama Khanna took classes. In okhla phase 1, I conducted sessions for class 5,6,and 8. I taught class 5 chapter (कागज़ की खोज) whereas in Class 6, I taught science subject chapter( Component of food). Kids took great interest in subject. I taught hindi to class 8 and Naresh ji conducted sessions for class 1 to 4. He taught class 1 basic english and hindi. In Class 2, he gave counting and in class 3 he taught tables. After that we also took sessions in moral value.”

Friends, Our objective is to impart to Kids/Wmen 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 klines 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)f
* Teaching Electronllic 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 Factory Road, Okhla and Nizamuddin Rain Basera sessions (parallel sessions)
*12:30-1PM: lunch of volunteers at near GK & Okhla
* “Extended” sessions at Prajapati ohalla, Tughlaqabad village, Olkhla & Sangam vihar and Faridabad (all parallel sessions)

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