The entire nation is on the defensive in response to the COVID 19 outbreak. We too had to close our center and keep everyone home. It seems particularly hard on our students as Swapaksh is the hub of their social and creative life. They do not have access to the many means of entertainment, informationContinue reading “Bonding in the time of COVID”
One of the things we have been eager to implement is a Midday Meal program for the children. With the new year, our efforts have come to fruition and we are very happy to announce that all students at Swapaksh now get a healthy afternoon meal prepared by #AkshayaPatra. Another new development is the startContinue reading “New Year, New Beginnings”
Somehow, Christmas always brings out the best in creativity. This year was no exception. Volunteers, teachers and students all enjoyed creating various Christmas artefacts to the background score of jingling bells and snowmen and reindeer. A time of good cheer and new hopes. Here’s hoping for many more!
Another occasion to celebrate, another excuse to have fun. A smiling, happy Children’s Day at Swapaksh:
The festivities this Diwali surpassed even our optimistic expectations! Thanks to lavish contributions from a handful of generous sponsors, we were able to procure brand new festive clothes for all eighty children studying with us. As they trickled in one by one, all dressed up, big smiles on their bright faces, the already decked upContinue reading “Diwali 2019”
It has been an eventful and creative September. First off with Ganesh Chaturthi. The tiny tots were so thrilled to make play dough Ganesha. And then, Teachers Day. The children literally showered us with their love! Take a peek at what some of our students came up with after being inspired by Chris Van Dusen’sContinue reading “An eventful September”
We celebrated Independence Day with gusto this year. Kids gave speeches, performed dances, sang their hearts out. It was a wonderful celebration.
It’s been a month of stellar achievements this July. Fifty years of the moon landing, ISRO’s successful launch of Chandrayan 2 are both milestones in the history of humanity. Our students have been studying the Solar System in their science class and as such primed for an exploration of these events. Being the opportunistic teachersContinue reading “Heads in the Clouds”
It’s June! June is monsoon time. As also back to school time. Looking back at our posts from last June, the rain really played havoc with our schedules. So blessed that we are now able to house our school in much better quarters and lessons continue uninterrupted, come rain or shine. Support has poured inContinue reading “Back to School!”
Over the last month we have been running summer camp for the kids rather than regular school to give the children a well deserved break and expose them to various other fields and activities. Children have engaged in theatre, puppetry, craft, art, magic, singing, dancing and the like. It has been a good time forContinue reading “Summer Camp”