Samidhians, Kids of age group 7-15, Blind kids of school SR
Machve, Mr. Jayesh Paranjpe, Prof. Vivek Ponkshe, Mr. Rounak Kharait, Prof.
Milind P Patwardhan, Mr. Anil Gaikwad, Mrs. MoolChandani
The idea behind arranging the two days
camp was to cultivate the heads of the new generation to sow seeds of their
responsibility towards society and motivate them to make the world better place
to live so that the seeds can germinate when the reason and season come together.
Samidhians made it happen:
As the audience who attended the camp
were of age group 7-15 so it was required to make the session learning as well
as interesting enough so that the kids could not get bored. And samidhians made
it happen through the following activities:
Ojaswini started with the introduction
of Samidha as well as the purpose of camp. She motivated the audience to stop the
wastage of resources like petrol, gas etc. She was good enough to draw the
attention of kids by giving various good examples like the TV advertisement in
which a kid sitting next to his father in a car, when saw his father did not
stop the ignition on red light, said to his father that he would be a cycle
repairer in his young age. On being asked the reason he replied to his father
that he would have to do this because when he would grow young, the petrol will
not be there for his use.
Then, Bhushan gave presentation on a
few kinds of physical disabilities and his intention was to make the children
feel that special children affected with some disability should not be treated
isolated. In fact, they should be treated in the same manner as the normal
ones. However, we should always be helpful to such people. He delivered his
presentation in quite effective manner and made it fascinated and easy to
understand for kids by giving examples like the mentally disabled kid present
in movie Taare Zameen Par.
of wild life in human life:
Then, Mr. Jayesh Paranjpe, the person
from Sanctuary Asia took a wonderful session on
Wild Life and its importance in the balanced life cycle on earth. He told how
the killing of animals and destroying woods is responsible in global warming
and taught a various ways to help in decreasing global warming be it switch off
lights when not in use, use CFL in place of bulbs, turn off the TV or any
electronic device by main switch and get the wire out from socket. He made the
session quite interesting for kids by involving them in playing a game like
tambola in which there were animal names present instead of numbers on the
cards given to kids.
After that we made the kids to play a game
and this game was also having some intention behind it to give them some
learning. Game was like, all the kids were divided into groups of three each.
Of the three, one was playing role of a blind, the other one playing role of
one disabled hand and the third one was not able to speak. Then to each group a
plastic animal as well as clay was given. Then all the three had to make the
animal using clay helping one another. It taught children that even disabled
kids can make the things happen by helping one another.
Then Prof. Vivek Ponkshe took session
on Scientific Attitude. It was interesting for kids as he showed practical
examples using candle and glass. He gave awareness of how the scientific
attitude can be grown in anyone.
Then Mr. Mr. Rounak Kharait took
session on Astronomy. It was an informative session just to give the kids
information about astronomy.
Baner Hill, Venue2:Blind School SR Machve
Baner Hill for Plantation:
First the kids were taken at Baner Hill
and there Mr. Anil Gaikwad addressed us and gave a small speech on how we have
unintentionally destroyed the woods for the sake of developing high and
cemented buildings and therefore due to the increased carbon-di-oxide in
environment, the temperature on earth is increasing day by day. He taught them
how the plantation can be helpful in decreasing the effect of global warming. The
intention of the activity was to make the kids aware of how the plantation is
helpful in our life and make them feel that continuous plantation can make the
earth worth living otherwise in coming years it will be too tuff to survive.
Mr. Gaikwad instructed the kids about how to plant the trees and got the
plantation done by kids only. All the samidhians helped the kids in plating
trees and all kids made it happen very enthusiastically. Mr. Gaikwad concluded
the activity with the slogan WE WILL SAVE THE EARTH. WE CAN DO IT!
Blind School to know the routine life of special kids:
Then, the kids were taken to blind
school. The intention behind this activity was to make the kids acquainted with
the part of world that is somehow deprived of even very basic physical parts.
It was to make them feel that how these kids who are not blessed with normal
life survive in the world. It was an effort to make the kids understand that
how the world needs them and make them feel responsible to do something for
these creatures who are also created by God but are anyhow a bit unlucky. It
was an effort to make them realize that they can make these special people
happy by doing small things for them and by considering them equal to normal ones only.
It was also a successful activity and here also kids did well by playing with
the blind kids and also they learned a few games from them also. Samidhians
also participated in playing with all kids. Everybody was involved in getting
knowledge of their routine life like brail reading and writing. Also we were
successful in making the day enjoyable for blind kids also. They also got
involved with us and did lots of fun.
At last Sachin concluded with asking
the experience of kids about two-days camp. All the kids were happy attending
the two days workshop. The kids were asked to write an essay on the two days
activities and the best three kids will be given a gift of subscription of Sanctuary