We have kick started our core programmes for this year and there is excitement all around and its raining highlights. Special thanks to all of you for being a tremendous support in helping us continue our programmes.
With this update we would want to share with you story of Parvathi (name changed), who was part of Dream Life Skills Program,
Meet Parvathi, a 13-year-old, who has been part of our Life skills through Creative Arts Programme since the last 4 years. Her father is a construction worker and her mother is a tailor.
The Challenge: Parvathi was not very interested in attending the Creative Arts sessions, would not interact with anyone, especially the male facilitators and boys. She would just interact with girls and most of the time would keep to herself due to some family issues in spite of efforts from the facilitator in explaining to her the consequences of not sharing and the benefits of interacting with others. The facilitator started trying to make her feel comfortable by saying Hi to her on every session, asking her questions, and slowly making more and more effort to reach out to her and talk.
The Change: After spending 4 years in Dream Life Skills Through Creative Arts programme; at the sessions now, she is more engaged and has learned to take strong decisions and has developed interest in creative arts. She is now more interactive with everyone to include boys and more willing to express what she has learned freely.
Her dream is to become an art teacher. Facilitator says, "she is naturally gifted at teaching." She spends her free time teaching her friends and family various art skills and projects. Parvathi has made a blackboard at home using materials her father had brought home to teach the neighborhood children. She has now built her skills to teach and conducts classes at home.
The Dream Power: “In the classroom, Parvathi is more talkative in class, which has actually become a problem for the teacher who has to control her at times. However, she is a very hard working student and is considered the class leader. When her teacher is busy, Parvathi is asked by her teacher to handle the class for 10-15 minutes on her own. Partivthi is capable and willing to take on this leadership responsibility.” – Parvathi’s teacher
Organization and Programme Updates and Highlights (April 2013 – July 2013):
We look forward to your continued support and enduring relationship!
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