Sharing and Caring
Interaction with children from regular schools became
an important aspect of the educational process in our school when we realized
that children coming from different backgrounds needed to be sensitized about
the needs of underprivileged children. This offered the best way to take the
Prakash Deep torch forward. Our experience also brought home to us the need to
encourage the underprivileged children to gain confidence though development
of skills which were as good, if not better, than those of others and highlighting
them to their advantage during the interaction. It was seen that despite their
humble backgrounds, children were not afraid to learn new things given the
opportunities; they were bold enough to show their talents and capabilities.
This experiment of sharing and caring was undertaken with Ryan International
School in the vicinity. Beginning of March, Principal of The Ryan International
School permitted 28 children from our school to use their computer lab. Two
students Vikram and Aman from Manav Rachna Engineering College came along to
introduce and instruct.
Making a Difference
We had even more interesting interaction with 9th grade students from Ryan School
when 42 children of them paid us a return visit in the park where we hold classes.
They came equipped to help, teach and interact with our children in various arts,
craft and academic activities. They were full of enthusiasm and genuine concern and
went filled with a resolve to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged.
I was overwhelmed to see the energy that they had and which they were so willing to
share. It gives us hope that given the direction and motivation they can be the
harbingers of change.
In September 2011, 20 students from Homerton Grammar School visited Prakash Deep. They came equipped to teach and interact with our children. While we were highly impressed by their confidence , they also went back impressed with the skills and potential our children have.
On November 15, 2011 a team of students from Ryan International was invited to participate in a quiz. The contest brought out the best in both the teams.
Paper Craft Activity with children from RYAN International School
They came and won our hearts