experience being part of educathon visit to open school under yamuna bridge on 22 April 2017
I have always enjoyed working as a teacher and have also wanted to venture into something more exciting and challenging. Khushiyan gave me this golden opportunity to meet the kids of this free school which is under the bridge at Yamuna bank. The coordinator of this place, Mr. Ramesh & Laxmi displayed their immense passion while dealing with the kids.
Children had a twinkle in their eyes since they were pretty smart and had already sensed that something exciting was planned. And to my surprise, one of the kid had even assumed us to be a politician. The event started with an introduction of ‘Open School’ by Mr Laxmi and then the regular volunteers of the Khushiyan team organized certain games for the kids which was taken well by them. I was quietly observing and was to capture these moments in my head and heart so that I can give more the next time am around. Interactive sessions of dancing and singing with the children was the swag moment as we volunteers too hit the dance floor with the children. This was followed by some refreshments which was healthy food bananas and frooti cans. The kids were also gifted with stationery items along with notebooks that were printed by Khushiyan especially for them. This brought a smile to their faces which was priceless. As a token of honoring those who performed well at the event, goodies were distributed. The event had a perfect climax since around 5 pm as the storm hovered around, the kids also hurriedly packed their bags. This also added a whip of cold breeze which was much needed in the scorching heat.
As a highlight of the event, Khushiyan has promised to provide more support to these kids in terms of providing reading books and organize Art & Craft activities sooner.
Towards the end of the event I had this opportunity to introduce myself to the Khushiyan team. I hope am able to contribute more towards the community in my way and bring Khushiyan in mine and others lives.
Straight from my heart thank you Khushiyan and Rohit Gupta without whom I may not have had that memorable day. Cheers!!!!!!