Project Nanhi Kali organised summer camps, with the belief in nurturing interests and talents of our Nanhi Kalis beyond just school text books. These were held at the Academic Support Centres (ASCs) in different locations at different times, in end April, May and early June.
Often the Nanhi Kalis come from marginalised, socially and economically backward communities. During summer vacations, they end up taking care of younger siblings, doing domestic chores and also at times experience violence at home. The summer camps at the ASCs help them to get out of their homes to realise their potential, sharpen their talents, build their confidence and enhance their social and problem solving skills.
Here are images and information from different locations on the gamut of activities that the Nanhi Kalis participated in. These ranged from reading comprehensions, analysing Math problems, paper craft, mask making, drawing, colouring, greeting card making, memory games, role play, talks on career guidance, health and hygiene, to name a few.
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Math related paper crafts activities
Despite extremely hot temperatures of 40- 45 degrees, few ASCs conducted the summer camp activities in their respective schools.
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Scenery making with waste material,seeds of pulses, flower pots
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Table Lamp making, Lord Ganesh portraits from chart papers
Mother’s day celebration
This Summer Camp was inaugurated by the Block Education Officers (BEOs) of Dewa and Suratganj Block
Nanhi Kali Vandana said “Didi hamko ye summer camp bahut hi accha lagaa aaj tak hamaare school wali Ma’am ne is tarah se kabhi kuch nahi karaya…..”
Nanhi Kali Priyanshi said that “Hamko iss camp me bahut kuch seekhne ko mila, maine mitti se khilone banaye, kaagaj se kai cheeje banayi, Maths me sawaal lagana bhi seekha….main agli baar bhi summer camp men jarur aaungi…”
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Objects made from wool, cotton, ice cream sticks, and waste material.
Our Nanhi Kalis were trained in self- defense by six constables sent by the District Commissioner of Police
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Practice on different competencies and concepts of Math.
Some Quotes from our Nanhi Kalis:
“Main Summer camp mein kuch seekhne gayi thi aur vaakai mein maine khel khel mein bahut kuch seekha”.
“Maine summer camp mein ek nahi, anek cheeze seekhi”.
“Garmi ki hai chuttiya aayi, summer camp ki khushiya laayi.”
“Nacho, gaao, khushi manao, summer camp mein padho aur padhao.”
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Art and Craft
Making art pieces from waste materials
Practicing Rangoli and Mehendi designs
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Paper craft activities
Drawing and Colouring
Practicing concepts of Math
Nanhi Kali Anam Abdul Rehman said “In Summer Camp we learn different activities and skills from each other.”
Nanhi Kali Dipali Suresh Landge likes the PSI session which mainly focusses on child rights & self-defense.This will help her in her future life.
Nanhi Kali Geetanjali Ashok Rajbhar feels that “Summer camp helps us play, learn and enjoy with our Didi. She also enjoys playing with us.”
Nanhi Kali Divya Suresh Mali thinks, “Summer Camp is a lot of fun and we have the most enjoyable moments. We learn so much through different activities.”
Community Associate (CA) Geeta Bugade said “Summer Camp is a good platform for the Nanhi Kalis to share a good relationship with their CA. Nanhi Kalis express their emotions, happiness and feelings with us.”