Can you think of working in an organization which has satisfaction, fun, enjoyment, entertainment in its job profile? Yes those organizations are NGO’s which are driven by its visions & mission to server the society with out accepting any thing in return.
Great Foundation is one such organization
One of the activities undertaken by great foundation & of which I am a part is where we visit Municipal school & help the kids to speak & be fluent in English as their education background is all in Marathi & when they step out of school they find English very complex to deal with.
My team members are :
Arthur Ignatius - SIMS
Nina Gir- Career Forum
Sunil Goel- Career Forum
Dilraj Rehal- IT Recruitments
Jaslene Bawa- Value NotesWe decided to kick start on 9th Feb from
We all members meet at the school sharp at .Landed up at principle’s office where she gave an overview of the kind of students she has in 8th Std.
As soon as we entered into the class all the kids stood up wished us “Good Morning Teacher”। Hey I used to do this in school …….but never thought that a day will come when some one will wish me so:)
I was accompanied by Arthur & Nina.We were addressing 60 students having equal no of boys & girls.
We introduced our self & asked each one to introduce them self.Some were very loud but majority of them were shy.Our target was to create a comfort zone so that they can open up & be more confident.
We told them that we will be with them every sat & will be playing some games, giving some assignments which will polish there communication skills in English.When Nina asked them, do they find this interesting & useful?
One of the girl said yes……."Because today English is a powerful language & if we want to progress & make our parents & country proud we must master it”
We started playing dumb charades having two teams – Boys vs Girls.
We gave them words like (School, Teacher, Books, Success) which they have to inact & the team members should guess the word in English.Girls were very smart compared to boys & at the end of the game girls were leading & good to see every one was involved.
After which we started of with associated words where if I say blue they have to give an English word which they can relate with it
eg Blue – sky, water, color, shirt.
Looking at the response of the class we were surprised. They are so creative & think out of the box.Asked them some GK question & played Tanaji says which they enjoyed the most.
The class was full of laughter & bright faces having a close-up smile on every ones face.
We concluded by
- Declaring the winning group – Boys won
- Assignment – Every body has to come with a paragraph from English newspaper which they will be reading it aloud in front of the class.
While saying GoodBy I could read their faces -
Their eyes said - “ All ways be with us, we want to be some thing in life”
Their smile said - “ We enjoyed it”
“My life has become more meaningful. Thanks Kids for adoring, respecting & loving me“