|Aashayen March 2008|
Most children had their final exams in the first two weeks of March. Therefore, we helped them with their regular school studies. During the week that followed after their exams we involved children with activities like antrakchari, story telling, play and dance because they were in no mood to study just after their exams. From this week (last week of March), we have started with the teaching of basic English and Hindi because the teaching of these subjects is based on rote memorization in their school and most students don't have any idea about fundamental sentence structure. We divided the children in small groups of 5-6 based on their knowledge and taught them basic grammar. This is in tune with the broader objective of our project, to make all the students thorough with basic reading and writing skills and arithmetic.
We are also in the process of planning an outing for the students, sometime during the middle of April.