Khoj School for Community Education keeps receiving visitors from Pakistan and abroad. Many of them are interested in seeing the unique Khoj methodology of teaching and learning in place. But in January 2020, three members of a family came from England to celebrate part of their holiday with children at the school. As they had also visited the school four years ago, they already knew a good number of children; it was a happy reunion.
The visitors came with piles of gifts for the children, which contained a variety of pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, pencil cases and lunch boxes. And, of course, a lot of sweets! The children were excited, and their eyes were glowing with happiness because all the items were not only useful but were also colourful and aesthetically pleasing.
They went to every class and met every child. Children sang songs and role played for them. They also shared with them their literacy and other educational skills. Later, they accompanied them to the school garden, which provides a platform for learning several concepts and skills.
It was an exciting exchange! The senior students had a long chat with the guests, which must have given them a lot of food for thought.
It was a unique experience for children at school; a mutual celebration! Children loved their gifts and enjoyed their chat. And, for the visitors, it was a rewarding trip!
We encourage more visitors as their presence increases and expands children's exposure to the world.