Location: Maharashtra, India
Centres covered: Worli, Jalna, Karjat, Mangrulpir, Alibaug & Mangaon
Programmatic Report: December 2016 to February 2017
This project report list down the activities covered during the period ranging December 2016 to February 2017 by Light of Life Trust at different locations spread across Maharashtra through its centers for their Project Anando which focuses on reinstating secondary school dropouts and help them to complete their education.
Following were the activities which were covered during this period:-
1) Parents Meeting cum Workshop:
On 20th Dec 2016 a parent meeting was conducted at Worli centre. In all 18 parents attended the meeting. Parents were informed about the Jewelry making course which is run by Light of Life Trust as a part of the vocational training to students.
Objective: The main objective of the training cum workshop was to make parents aware about the skills they can acquire through training which can help them to earn livelihood or provide additional support to their family. Targeted parents were the women in the family.
2) Special Programmes:
A special program titled ‘No Child Left Behind’ was conducted at Karjat centre of Karjat Taluka in Maharashtra in the month of December 2016. The objective of the programme was to focus on the development of the skills in the children focus on their presentation and other skills and enhance them. Case work students were selected for this programme.
Objective: The main objective of this programme was to focus on the development skills of the child and give them platform to showcase and enhance their skillsets. Students were guided and trained by the teachers and mentors and they found this event as enlightening and motivating.
3) Career Counseling & Guidance Session:
Career counseling and guidance sessions were organized at different locations across various centres of Light of Life Trust in the month of December 2016 and were focused on 10th Std (SSC – Senior Secondary School Students)
Objective: The main objective of the program was to inform students about the various career opportunities which are available to them after their Secondary Schooling and help them to choose the correct stream of education according to their interest.
4) Drama Workshop:
At Worli centre of Light of Life Trust on 24/12/2016 a ‘Drama Workshop’ was conducted for the students by Mr. Ravi Pednekar.
Objective: The main objective of this workshop was to enhance the personality of the students and also give them opportunity to explore their talents pertaining to artistic traits and enhance interest.
5) Puppet Making Workshop:
Puppet making workshop was conducted at Worli centre of Maharashtra. This workshop was part of the objective to enhance the creative and artistic traits of the students.
Objective: Students were encouraged to develop their hobbies and invest their free time by enhancing their skill sets through these kinds of training sessions.
6) Christmas Day Celebration / Celebration of Festivals:
Across different training centres of ‘Light of Life Trust’. Christmas day was celebrated with the stuents.
Objective: The main objective of this event was to inform students about the importance of the festivals and their culture & traditions and make them a part of their life.
7) ‘Bal Kala Mahotsav - 2016’ – An annual cultural event for the students:
This is the mega event which happens once in a year and is celebrated across all the centres of Light of Lif eTrust across different regions in the state. This event is for the students and by the students. Various kinds of activities, competitions and programmes are organized under this event viz., Essay Writing, Singing, Dance – Solo & Group, Skits etc. This event starts form December and continues till January.
Objective: The main objective of this program was to give platform to the students to showcase their talent in their creative field and award them prizes for their innate talents.
8) New Initiatives – ‘E learning’:
Students are provided supplementary classes in the field of Maths and English, this is an initiative to inculcate better understanding and hold among students about these subjects. Now, new techniques of learning in the form of digital media or adopted to utilize the potential of internet to explore plethora of information available across the globe and enhance deeper understanding of the subject.
Objective: The main objective of this learning was to make students e literate and help them to explore the internet medium to explore the contents for learning on their own and develop better hold and understanding of the subjects.
9) Yuva Mahotsav – an annual cultural event for the elder children:
Similar to the ‘Balkala Mahotsav’ conducted for young children, Yuva Mahotsav was conducted similarly for the elder children.
10) Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2016 - 17:
Many students of Light of Light Trust participated in the annual mega event, SCMM 2016 - 17. The student along with the entire team of Light of Life Trust team participated in the marathon to raise funds for their NGO and help to raise donations through their online initiative as well to support the beneficiaries of their NGO.