Playing with Mud
Playing with Mud:
Last when did you had fun with as silly as playing with the mud? But our JAAGO kids did by soaking in mud when we arranged a daylong session of “Play and Learn with Mud” activity for our students .Because “Learning is fun, learning is creativity” and this was aimed to build imagination, creativity among the children and to teach the children about the fun of togetherness. Kids spent the entire day making and experimenting with the plethora of things made out of mud. This not only stretched their creative boundaries but also gave them a great learning experience, while appreciating the traditional art of ‘pottery’ in Bangladesh. It’s okay to get dirty sometime and have fun in the way you want to explore your imaginative mind and we at JAAGO gave our students such opportunity to sneak into their playful mind.
Literacy Week 2014:
Literacy is a spark that illuminates the darkness of mind and brings forth a new world to explore. Every child is entitled to enjoy this spark and roam in the numerous branches of knowledge and creativity. Promising a brighter future for the students of JAAGO, the ‘International Literacy Week’ was celebrated from 7th Sep 2014 - 11th Sep 2014 in all the school branches of JAAGO. The students of our school actively engaged themselves in various activities. The main highlights of the event were poster presentation, essay competition by the students where they expressed their mind and innocuous remarks on what they feel literacy means for them. A reading competition for the students was arranged by Aga Khan School at their premise. Our little student’s narrated stories; poems in the reading competition .The whole celebration of literacy week brought much enthusiasm amongst our students and stirred interest towards their academic learning.
In-House Phonics Training
A two day training session on Phonics as a teaching method was undertaken as many newly recruited teachers were unfamiliar with the use of Phonetics in English language teaching. The objective of this training was to make a better understanding on phonics and its usage in classroom for both new and existing teachers .The training started by a discussion by Ms Sadia Zahid about the sounds of English language and how phonics can be more effective than the traditional method for teachers in teaching English to their student. In the second phase of the training Ms Marufa Islam and Ms Sadia Zahid collaboratively illustrated some useful techniques of using phonetics and the likely problems the teacher and students may encounter while using it. Some suggestions were also given that may come handy in dealing with those problem. Both sessions were attended by all on-line teachers and some members of the Research and Development team. They found the training very effective.
Universal Children’s Day 2014:
The United Nations call “Universal Children’s Day” is annually celebrated by JAAGO Foundation, and this year was no different. On 20th November, 12000 volunteers of JAAGO Foundation took 4000 street children on a mission to make that day the most memorable day of their lives. And the day was celebrated in 28 districts of Bangladesh.
The ‘Carnival’ started by providing the children with a delicious yet nutritious meal to give the day a healthy start, moving on to have a basic medical check-up afterwards by trained medical professionals. Then the children were taken through the fun events kept in store for them one at a time. These included amusement rides, puppet shows, Bioscope, and sports. The children were also entertained by stand-up comedians as well as were inspired by speeches made by others. The children, who are normally busy earning a living for themselves, had a well-deserved break from their harsh reality.
Apart from this, throughout the day JAAGO representatives pour in to the streets and raise awareness regarding Child Rights with special focus on Education.
In-House Phonics Training
Universal Children's Day 2014