Girls sharing skills
Dear friends and donors !
We are here again with a detailed report of a recently held activity , jointly conducted by two organizations and co-ordinated by another NGO . This is a vivid illustration of the power of ‘ Networking’ in Social field !
Event Report: Let’s learn from each other!
Girls’ visit to a home for Mentally challenged friends .
In association with one of our networking NGO- iVolunteer, young girls visited a home for Mentally challenged friends – Navkshitij on 5th June 2012. Navkshitij is a home for 22 mentally Challenged Friends (MCFs) located at Marunji village near Pune.
To create a better understanding about MCFs and how they can be helped to become productive members of the society.
.To conduct a skill exchange workshop for adolescent girls of IDEA and the MCFs .
The girls were received by the Navkshitij staff and were briefed about the problems faced by the MCF and the huge potentials and the inbuilt talents in them . The girls were also given a guided tour of the
Navkshitij premises. The entire group proceeded towards the activity hall which was the venue for the workshop.
At the venue Mr Munde from Navkshitij formally welcomed the girls. Then Poonam – the field facilitator from IDEA gave a brief introduction about IDEA. This was a followed by screening of a video about Navkshitij and its work. The round of introductions came to an end with a brief introduction of the objective of the visit by Ms. Bhoomika - the iVolunteer representative .
The group activity started with formation of 7 groups comprising of representatives from IDEA & MCF’s and Special Educators from Navkshitij. In the first session , the girls from IDEA taught the MCF’s to make attractive greeting cards by paper quelling.
Special educators helped to clarify the doubts of the MCF’S. After 1 hour session each MCF came up with a very beautiful card. Making these cards gave the MCF’s a visible sense of achievement. This sense of achievement was visible in the brilliant smiles on the faces of the MCF’s after the card making session.
Seeing the smile on the MCF was very satisfying and encouraging for the girls from IDEA !
Then after a few energisers in between, the girls from IDEA learnt how to make coloured and
aromatic candles from the Navkshitij staff and a few MCFs. As it was the World Environment Day, Vasudha aunty – one of the staff with Navkshitij suggested the girls of IDEA to learn to make Paper Bags using waste old newspapers . After paper-bag making session was over tea and biscuits were served to all.
Post tea-break ,our friends from Navkshitij performed a street play on national integration and against
terrorism. The play was very well choreographed and equally well enacted. After the play the Navkshitij friends were very enthusiastic to dance. They were joined in by the girls from IDEA.
There was lot of fun and frolic towards the end of the program. The enjoyment was for all the girls from IDEA , the MCFs and the Navkshitij staff. The workshop & the fun filled event ended with thanking each other for their time, effort, support, cooperation and coordination. Then final good-byes were said with a promise to meet again.
This workshop was a mutually benefiting experience for both the special friends of Navkshitij and girls from IDEA. The friends from Navkshitij learn to prepare greeting cards with paper quelling and girls from IDEA learn how to prepare beautiful and aromatic candles and paper bags from old newspaper.
The smiles on the faces of our special friends were the biggest accomplishment of this workshop. It was also a first time experience for the adolescent girls from IDEA .
IDEA is very thankful to Navkshitij and iVolunteer- our networking partner for coordinating and organizing this activity.
Thank you note and an Appeal for support :-
We are very thankful for your support and make an appeal to you to make a donation , if possible on 13th June 2012, so that the impact of your donation will be doubled by a matching donation from Global Giving on this day !
Sharing skills with friends
Sense of achievement
Greeting card on display
Paper bags on display
Skit by MCFs