Volunteering: Working with the children


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November 26th 2012
Published: November 26th 2012
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So we have been at the volunteering project now for 2 weeks. So far we have worked with the kids at the school for children who are mentally challenged as well as with the children from the gypsy camps. It's really good to see how eagar they are to learn and how confident they are around us and when performing. We were 'guests' to one of their school celebrations where they performed dance, singing and playing instruments as well as reciting something in Tamil, which we couldnt understand but they did with great ease and confidence. The great thing about what SCAD do is to give the womens groups in the villages money to loan to kids who want to go to higher education, for disabled kids this is free but for abled children they loan the money and pay back with little interest and the money goes straight back to the womens group to be used again for another kid who wants higher education, this is to give the children the feeling that they ARE paying for their education and not just getting it through hand outs. It's hard not to say that if some children from our country saw how hard these people have to work for education it would perhaps make them realise how lucky they are! but thats another disscusion for the pub! 😊


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30th November 2012

This is so encouraging! Thanks for sharing. I am also a new parent and not just that but I know how important education is for a child and especially more during their growing days. I was reading an article on a new parenting blog called Humpty Bumpty kids: http://www.humptybumptykids.com/extracurricular-activities-for-kids/ and I realized how important education and extracurricular activities are for kids! What do you have to say?
29th January 2013

Thanks Vinod. Visited this site and found to be extremely helpful. I am a new mother and handling the child without any senior member in the house is quite difficult. But with such useful information found on the internet, I guess parenting task has become a little easier.

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