Quarter January to March 2018
Fun and laughter ushered in 2018
The children attending the 5 crèches run by Ashraya across the city of Bangalore ushered in the New Year with a party hosted by the NGO.
Around 212 children from the 5 crèches located in Banaswadi, Indiranagar, Siddapura, Avalahalli and Shivajinagar gathered at Ashraya’s head office dressed in the party clothes. They were accompanied by the respective teachers and helpers from each crèche. Ten volunteers who work with the children regularly also attended and helped the children in their performances and serving of lunch etc.
The crèche teachers had worked hard with the kids with numerous practices preparing a few items of song and dance.
The party was held on Saturday 6th January 2018 and the festivities started at 11:00AM
The highlights of the party was the magic show and Jumporee. Indiranagar crèche children welcomed all the children, staff and guests. The children from each crèche sang songs, did individual and group dance , a short skit, fashion show . A unique feature of this year’s program was that the children introduced themselves and the crèche they were from. Songs and dance were chosen from the cultural heritage of Karnataka.
A sumptuous lunch was served to all the children with the help of the staff and volunteers.
The New Year party this year was sponsored by-
- Ms. Sudha from Jumporee organized jumping castle for all the children.; and also sponsored the Magician’s Act and distributed chocolates to all the children and special bouquets to all the crèche teachers.
- Nithya Lakshmi Reddy arranged the transport for Avalahalli crèche.
- Ms. Shanti Chacko and Ms. Dechu Banerjee sponsored the sumptuous lunch.
New Year Gifts:- This year Ms. Shobha Kumar – Ex- Board Member of Ashraya, Consultant for the crèches and active volunteer at the Indiranagar creche, handed over the New Year gifts to the respective teachers which was later distributed to all the children once they reached their crèches.
We encouraged and motivated the children to speak in front of the crowd. The teachers put a lot of effort in ensuring the children give their best performance. The children did a fantastic job and entertained everyone with their cute performances. Overall it was a great show.
The volunteers were appreciated and felicitated for their commitment and interest in working with the children and for helping the teachers and the children as and when required.
A special thanks to all our crèche children for beginning the year with great energy and excitement.
Tara Women’s Centre New Year Party Celebration
The New Year Party for the Tara Women’s Centre crèche was held on 11-1-2018
The children of the crèche welcomed everybody and also said a prayer song. This was followed by a fancy dress where the children showcased famous personalities both historical and spiritual . After the fancy dress the children performed a folk dance and group dance.
The children were treated to snacks and juice.
The parents of the children attending this crèche were also invited to cheer the children.
It was a joyful start to the New Year.