We are excited to share with you many updates and highlights as we are nearing the close of our programmes for this year. We are all geared up for the Graduation Ceremony on March 3rd, where 252 young adults are graduating from our Life Skills Programmes. Thank you for making all this possible, we would have never made it without your support.
In this update we would want to share with you story of Rani, who is part of our Life Skills Program since last year,
Meet Rani (name changed) from our Life skills through Creative Arts Programme: Story as narrated by our facilitator.
Rani is 14 years old and has been a part of Dream Life Skill programmes since 2 years. Rani was previously very shy in nature, she would avoid making herself heard or seen in a crowd. She would get tensed when she was asked to do something. Almost always, she needed a friend to assist her in completing a task or assignment, and even trying to persuade her to participate was difficult.
Change after being in our Programme:
However, as time passed, with the use of group activities, she became more involved in the Dream A Dream Creative Arts session. She recently put herself into a leadership role in one such activity within the curriculum that was intended to teach ‘responsibility.’ The activity was new and exciting to her which made Rani realize she can make behavioral improvements independently. She is gaining the courage to take on initiatives and become a leader in the group.
Rani says, “I’ve had the opportunity to express my feelings. I realized the importance of 100% participation in any activity. This helped me to speak without fear in front of people.
When the Deloitte company personnel visited our school, they appreciated me for speaking aloud with enthusiasm and boldness. All these compliments gave me courage which enabled me to participate in a school speech competition. I did not get nervous. In previous years’ speech competitions, I used to get so nervous.
Dream a Dream helped me understand how to appreciate other people including friends, family, and teachers. I learned compromising things in life. I am no longer putting other people down.
Thanks to the Dream A Dream team for giving me the opportunity to know about myself and discover my best qualities.”
She says, her family is her inspiration and she aspires to become a district collector.
Organization and Programme Updates and Highlights (December 2012 – February 2013):
We look forward to your continued support and enduring relationship!
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