A love for books at an early age can do wonders. It can unlock one’s imagination, give a deep understanding of the world and develop language skills. And so it has with young Mukesh of Class 7, RDF Matendla. He seems to have discovered the joys of reading. The magic of the printed word draws him to a new world. And he spends most of his leisure hours in the school library. He is fortunately not the quiet bookworm, but shares what he reads with his classmates. He regales them with stories and anecdotes and has won many friends. And what more, it has motivated many to reach out for a book!
All RDF school staff came together, in a 8 day workshop at RDF Rollakol School premises, to plan and prepare for the next academic year 2015-16. Also included were the staff of the two government schools that are supported by RDF and Tech Mahindra Foundation.
The training was conducted not only for academics related preparation but also over all development of student, teacher performance, maintenance of records , orientation, use of TLM, appreciation, motivation, guidance, Sports, physical development, nutrition and extracurricular activities. Accounts and administration related issues were also discussed in the meetings.
This is a busy time for the Junior College administration. It is the time for admissions of students into the new academic year. At one time, we had to resort to publicity and make the achievements of our college known in nearby areas. However, we do not feel the need to do that anymore. Our results in the intermediate exam speaks for the standards we are maintaining. Besides the regular academic syllabus, we offer vocational courses, extracurricular activities and sports that promote all round growth and encourages personality development. Pupils from the RDF schools also notice the quiet confidence of the students of the Junior College, and they are opting to continue their studies after completion of high school. For us this is a big accomplishment and only motivates us to better ourselves. And in turn produce students who are ready to take on challenges of the outside world.
We have a few children who love creating designs with sand. They come early and sometimes stay back after school hours and let their imagination and creativity flow as they handle the grains of sand. The children interact with their peers as well as teachers and this also develops their social skills. They create little towers and rooms and create dream houses of their own. Who knows we may have a few architects and interior designers in these little ones! And on our part, we encourage them and can only marvel and appreciate their creations.
- Tech Mahindra Foundation & Rural Development Foundation supported Government Primary School.
The students were trained in making household items like detergent and disinfectant solutions by Mrs Karuna Kumari. She neither charged for the class or the use of material. It was a hands-on experience where they could make these items at a low expenditure. It could be a source of livelihood for a few families.