Wednesday, November 24, 2010
It has been quite some time since we interacted through our blog. However, many exciting activities and interesting programmes are constantly taking place at The Kutumb Foundation! Children attached to the programmes, Indradhanush and Goal of Life, both at Khan Market and at Nizamuddin (and even some of the children from Ghevra), are constantly being encouraged to participate in various exciting activities such as the recent exhibition Football match organised by the Jaguar Football Club on 14th November 2010. Much more is happening this winter's and there is not even one dull moment at Kutumb!
This fall-winter's, Exponential Education's too successfully ran a very interesting 10 week programme, whereby 4 senior students of the Kutumb Foundation, namely, Priya, Hero, Ramesh and Hanish, were given the responsibility to teach 4 students from classes 7 and 8, each. Through the programme we reached out to 16 students and gave them special training for Mathematics, English and Hindi. The best teacher out of the 4 of them would eventually receive a scholarship to help him/her pursue higher education in India. Recently the first phase of the programme was concluded and the certificates were given out on 22nd November for best performing teacher and best performing students (in each subject). The best teacher award along with the scholarship went to Ramesh!
On 14th November, which also happens to be the Children's Day, we had organised a trip to the Zoo for almost 60 children from Khan Market and Nizamuddin. 10 volunteers accompanied us and what an amazing day at the Zoo it was!!! After touring the whole zoo for at least two hours we were all tired and hungry and so we headed towards the canteen and ate lunch. We had a lot of fun in the Zoo that day! We thank all the Volunteers who came, especially, the Exponential Education Group (the independent, developmental group from USA working with the Kutumb Foundation on the education programme). Without help and support from the Exponential Education Group, the trip to the Zoo would have been very difficult to organise!
On 2oth November the ING Vysya bank sponsored a trip for almost 65 children from The Kutumb Foundation to the Nehru Planetarium! We went in a bus and enjoyed the amazing show at the planetarium. A lot of it was rather difficult to comprehend by the young children but nonetheless it was fun! At the end, we were given refreshments and we came back home feeling happy and little more knowledgeable about the stars and mysteries of the sky at night!
This is not all, it is just the beginning. The whole of winter lay ahead of us and we will keep organising many more fun yet educational excursions in the city and just like you have joined our blog, you are also welcome to join us in the excursions and trips organised by the Kutumb Foundation!