First Aid - Safety

We all get hurt, but very few know what to do for first aid.
Many of  us have fear of snakes/ scorpion/ bee but do we know what first aid  to give in case of snake bite?
One child told me "I don't cook, because it will burn ..."do we know what to do in case of any burn?
Strangers, abuse, fear...we all have but do we train our minds to face them?

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Forest Walk

A little forest, just few metres away from the campus, forest walk with Muniraj Anna to explore unknown ... he has spent his entire childhood playing hide and seek in this forest.

Through the thorns

Through the rocks

Some trees

Some plants

Some we knew

Some we discovered

And through this known and unknown

We made our path to a small pond

Amidst rocks

A vine became a rope to play games

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She likes Bhajans

There is spark in her eyes when she talks about Bhajan

She gets engrossed when she listen to Bhajans

She sings along
She likes religion
She likes to read about Religion, about Gurus and Gods

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Kanthari to Inspire

Learning mela to grow

The idea is simple - Different ages - Different skills and the joy is learning from each other - from different ages.

Many more learning spaces created by each other

Many more teachers
Many more ways of learning

Mixed Media

Mixed media with Kanchan started with a need to make something using junk. She asked us to collect few random things and compose...old pencils, metal emblem, dried seed, pista shells, glass pieces...we used old newspaper to give texture in the background. Added colors and we saw the magic when our frames came alive!

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Celebrating Independence

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhanced the freedom of others - Nelson Mandela"

A reason to celebrate freedom with independence day.. but are we really free? Are we not slaves of - Fear of unknown, Resistance to try new things, I can't, I don't, I am not capable

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Reach out for HELP

We were travelling, during the trip

One stranger squeezed one child’s hand while passing by
Few people on bike came and asked questions to a group of kids
Kids traveling in an auto and the action of the driver felt unsafe

Some of these incidences left kids feeling “unsafe, scared and worried”.

Most of them ‘did not reach out to the help nearby’, either they ignored (this did not help) or just stayed with their fear (developed more fear), or passed the fear to others (narrating the incidents again).

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Often asked “how does one know what one is interested in?” Exposure to resources is one of the key aspect of open learning - resources can be physical, tools, people or even places. Many times just the exposure and usage in various works helps a learner to connect with self.

Many discoveries happens through resources

A room full of junk (sorted and labelled)

A wall full of tools

A cupboard filled with art and craft supply

A nook equipped to cater to various interests

Connecting with Real World!

We got Trampoline in gift

Some of us were involved in buying and installing

Some of us also read the usual manual and explained the usage

And still the Trampoline got torned in some places (the stitches came out)- it was too soon for this deterioration.

It was the time to INSPECT and UNDERSTAND what went wrong or what can be changed in future!

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