Art of Living!


Someone rightly said that, “Calm the winds of your thoughts, and there will be no waves on the ocean of your mind.” With this thought in mind the Coordinators of Deepalaya Extended Education Program (DEEP) organized a 3 day Art of Living Camp for the children at the East Delhi project locations. The 3 day camp was jam-packed with 300 enthusiastic children. The trainers used different techniques to bring out the creativity among the children. The workshop designed by the Art of Living Foundation was particularly targeted towards children (8-14 years) to teach them to counter negative tendencies and introduce balancing effects on children. “The children face concentration and learning problems. This is why we thought of organizing this camp. The trainers were very patient with the children during the sessions and it was amazing how every student participated to the fullest,” commented Mr. Akash Mishra, Program Officer of DEEP. The activities included physical and breathing exercises to help children improve their memory and the quality of attention in order to lead them towards a healthy way of living. Children were taught the importance of human values such as cooperation, friendliness, desire to help and deference through games and fun filled activities. “The trainers and teachers were impressed by witnessing the attentiveness and enthusiasm among the children and were thoroughly involved in the camp. The teachers have too observed positive changes like improved concentration abilities, communication skills and ability to withstand peer pressure etc among the children,” commented Ms. Jeebanjyoti Mohanty, Asst Manager, Programs. Deepalaya Extended Education Programme focuses on identifying, educating and mainstreaming out of school children of 6-14 years of age at the East Delhi locations (Patpar Ganj & Kalyanpuri). The programme aims at motivating the parents and other stake holders towards educating their children. The children are regularly given non-formal education and remedial education in the respective learning centres. Send feedback to feedback@deepalaya.org By- Pooja Sikka, Officer- Communications

 

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Global CSR Excellence & Leadership award presented by ABP News to Deepalaya