This year also English workshop was organized by Sunshine Society from 22ndMay which came to an end on 28thJune to resume back next year again with the same zeal and enthusiasm. The 5-week long enrichment workshop was highly beneficial for the children because of the sincere and dedicated efforts put in by the teachers to bridge the language gaps of our children. Approximately 90 children benefitted from this workshop this year. The workshop which was activity based, focused on speaking & writing skills of the children with an emphasis on parts of speech, vocabulary, comprehension, creative writing, spellings, punctuations, etc. Children were also motivated to speak more in English by organizing extempore, debate, story- telling and recitation. The idea was to boost the confidence and help the children in getting over their fear of speaking.
The entire workshop was planned in a structured way, module wise by our teachers Iram Shamim Malik and Priyanka Saxena.
Iram Shamim Malik has done her M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry from German Institute of Science & Technology with a joint degree from National University of Singapore and Technical University of Munich, Germany. Currently Iram is pursuing B.Ed from Amity University, Noida.
Priyanka Saxena has done her Masters in Commerce and is an experienced teacher who has worked with reputed schools like G.D Goenka School, Patna. Currently pursuing B.Ed from Amity University, Noida, Priyanka has become children’s favourite in a short span of time.
The workshop was supported by five student volunteers: Shalina Prakash, class 11th, Shiv Nadar School; Jahnavi, class 11th, Somerville School; Meghna Chopra & Diya Mundra, class 10th, Kothari International School; Rhesa Rose Mookken, class 9th, Somerville School. The dedication and sincerity with which these volunteers worked with the children is worth mentioning and commendable.
A one day workshop on Best out of Waste was organized by Madhu Mittal who demonstrated to the children how waste generated in kitchen can be recycled to make compost and other products
The finale which was scheduled on 28thJune was as exciting as the other days of the workshop. Shri. V.P. Gupta Sir was kind enough to grace the occasion with his presence. His interaction with the children motivated them to excel in the field of academics and co-curricular. Children shared their experiences during the workshop and the learning in this 5 week course. Few chose to speak on current topics like Indian education system, technology, water pollution and environment. These children not only presented their thoughts on such topics but also demonstrated their improvised speaking skills.
Children were finally awarded based on their performance on various parameters like full attendance, active participation, best performance in extempore, creative writing, regular tests, drawing, sketching, craft and showing maximum improvement.
The end saw the distribution of goodies by some kind heart residents. Fruits by Reena Goswami from Alok Vihar 2, peanut and sesame chikkis by Sonali Kumar and notebooks & stationery by Sapna Dubey from Alok Vihar 1.
Thus, with the beautiful moments of fun & laughter amidst learning and exploring, we decided to meet again next year with the same commitment and enthusiasm to continue to learn, un-learn & re-learn.