Following is the snapshot of the Skill training program conducted during the month of December 2017
Unique Aspects of the Vidya Poshak Camp
The Vidya Poshak residential training camps aim to foster life skills that are not fully available in the student’s life either on campus or in their community.
A few objectives of the camps:
- To empower students to be more successful in personnel & professional life.
- To provide valuable student centered practical training.
- To instill confidence through interactive life skills workshops.
- To encourage development of English communication.
- To promote the idea that each student can become a leader.
- To bridge the gap between the formal education and demands of meaningful career.
- To assist the students to set and achieve desired career goals.
- The above said objectives depict the overall vision of the camps.
- Each camp has specific objectives decided prior to each camp based on the target group.
o Average 10 hours of training and activities per day.
A total of 74 Vidya Poshak students attended this camp. All the students in this camp are students of 1st year degree in Science and Commerce streams. Large majority of these students hail from rural background and majority of them studied in vernacular medium till Class 10.
As these students are primarily from rural background and started studying in English medium at college level, the activities related to stage courage, life skills, etc. were given a large focus along with the student – focused activities like Communication skills, Presentation skills, Motivation, Team Building etc.
Brief activities about the camp:
1st day of the Camp: All students nominated to the camp arrived at the camp venue by evening.
2nd day of the Camp: Students assembled at 8.45am; The camp team gave the basic instructions to these students; the participants were divided into 8 groups; each group containing 9-10 members were allotted specific works to be carried out as per the instructions of the Comp Co-ordinator.
After that Mr.Umesh C conducted a session on Motivation through some activities involving the participants.
He told them about the personality development. He stressed that this is the starting point on the path to success which is not only long but also tough. He called upon the students to face the problems boldly and to develop a positive attitude. The participants took part in two games. By this exercise, the class leant the ways and means to develop personality and to face the situation firmly without becoming panic.
In the next session, Mr. Umesh C dealt with another interesting as well as useful topic on motivation. This is an important tool in the hands of an achiever and that one should derive inspiration and encouragement at several things that happen around us daily. If one is committed to his goal and is capable of hard work, the success cannot remain far off. The ability to motivate as well as to get motivated makes the journey speedy and pleasant. He opined that each student should read good books and get motivated to achieve more and more. The participants were greatly benefited by his both the lectures on the opening day of the session.
3rd day of the camp: Mr. Poorna Prajna, a veteran communicator and a keen observer of the nature told about several instances where we ignore the happenings around us daily and never bother to know the possible reason behind such happening/ activity. This lack of curiosity will kill the enthusiasm and will lead to lethargy. He asked the students to get benefited by asking ‘Why’, ‘How’, ‘When’, etc. and getting precise reply to each such question. He further told about the secrets of success in the field of science. He also gave a brief idea about the courses which would be available after PUC. His inputs were very useful to all.
4th day of the camp: The session was engaged by Mr. V.L.Hegde who spoke on communication skills. He gave several instances on the methodologies of improving the communication, either verbal or written. He wanted that the communication should be clear, complete, correct, concise and courteous. He stressed the need of using the language properly so that the receiver gets precise message. He opined that this skill is one of the basic ingredients to secure success in any field of activities.
5th Day of the camp: The morning session was engaged by Mr.Ravindra Hegde. He is very well in mathematics especially in Business and accountancy. He told about the shortcut methods for solving the problems on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. and also narrated about the magic square. He guided the students to solve various mathematical problems.
6th Day of the camp: -Mr. Umesh C began his session on Leadership and Team Work. He clearly brought out the difference between a manager and a leader. He told with several illustrations how a leader is able to take his teammates towards achievement of goal; he also told about good communications skills, critical thinking and creative thinking. Later, he narrated the difference between a team and a group. The TEAM implies that Together Everyone Achieves More. His lecture was well received by the participants.
7th Day of the camp: Mr. Druvaraj Melgeri dealt with various subjects like democratic set-up of India and America, the economic situations prevailing in these two big countries, the methodology to get passport, the importance of visa, the wrong notions with many persons about foreign tour, etc. He clarified several issues raised by participants and advised the students to develop eagerness to know more and more about our society and the world so that one gets boldness in case of failure; the failure leads to experience and the experience makes the man perfect.
8th Day of the camp: Mr. Nagaraj gave lecture on important science concepts. He gave several illustrations and how one takes things granted. Unless one develops curiosity to know why certain things happen in that way only, there cannot be real advancement. He was of the view that just memorizing the text book or question-answers one can’t be successful in his career. Logical thinking, developing an ability to solve problems in innovative ways, certain degree of imagination, study of latest developments, etc. are necessary for leading a successful life.
Closing ceremony was held in the evening in which all students participated enthusiastically.
- Separate rooms for girls and boys
- Food and snacks
- Bus fare to and fro camp
- Daily Kannada & English newspapers
- Open Library Facility