Celebration of colours
Education is a pretty broad concept that surpasses the four walls of a classroom. The core aim of education is to foster all round development of a child. All round development essentially means intellectual, physical, moral, sensible and social development. To fulfil these objectives, there is a prime need of striking a balance between syllabus, curriculum, books and also co-curricular activities beyond that. Co-Curricular activities are those which are undertaken side by side with the curricular activities. It gives the students an opportunity to develop particular skills and exhibit their non-academic abilities. Activities such as music, art or drama, participating in school sports team, school debating team or student newsletters all comprise of co-curricular activities. They are the true and practical experiences gained by students by their own learning.
At RISE, the importance of co-curricular activities in education is realised with the teaching curriculum RISE centres follow. Last few months saw RISE centres engage in multiple co-curricular activities to engage the students. In January, AROH Rise centre undertook a cultural event cum excursion trip in association with Akhil Bhartiya Gayatri Pariwar to JNL stadium. An all day long trip saw students witness the famous JLN auditorium, their cultural events, speeches, behavioural tactic training to tackle day to day life and other struggles. Performances by many children were made. Children also went to attend Food Festival at the JLN stadium only. They enjoyed many delicious delicacies and dance along the tunes being played by open bands at the garden. After having lunch and enjoying various cultural, funs, sports and food activities, all of us moved ahead to visit a temple nearby.
RISE centres also celebrated India’s 68th Republic Day on 26th January, 2017. RISE Team with 500 children, educators and slum community members were seen in full patriotic spirits. Republic Day Celebration was organized at all RISE centres Sangam Vihar and Devli, South Delhi. Starting from flag hoisting ceremony, students of RISE expressed their spirit of unity and secularism by participating in drawing competition, chorus singing of patriotic songs like Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo and singing and dancing competitions followed by speeches that reminded the students of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters. The students were also awarded prizes for best participation to reward the top performers and motivate others.
Apart from the visits and celebrations, children were also introduced to the scholarship programs which RISE centres in association with Akhil Bhartiya Gayatri Pariwar which provided the best performing students an opportunity to realise their dreams. AVGP has enrolled all over RISE children for yearlong activity program. Around 50 well performing children are engaged for scholarship exams which would allow them to tackle hurdles of financial crisis and continue education with obstacles. Children are given books and educators are being trained to prepare well for the screenings. Children were also introduced to using OMR sheet which will be a common practice when these children would appear for higher exams in future. In numerous ways, these scholarships have been tailored for the purpose of ensuring that each student may avail crucial push during their educational journeys, depending on their personal aspirations.
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