The Helping Hands Team of dunnhumby organized a “Summer Day” at Bal Shiksha Kendra, a day school setup in a well populated slum in Sector 54, Gurgaon by the L.E.U. Foundation (Learn Empower Uplift),on 19 June 2010. This was the second event this year which was organized as a part of increasing employee connections. Our volunteers who extended their helping hands to get a smile on the face of those little kids, who gathered that day from the slum area, reached the venue at 10 AM and it was indeed a sunny summer day.
The kids were already seated there with some audience that included their parents and relatives. The day started with a prayer by the kids. Then there were 2 girls who did a dance performance to set up the momentum. This was followed by a Bengali song sung by a little girl.
The kids were then enlightened by the “helping hands team” on how to keep themselves healthy in the summer. The kids were really responsive to this guidance and were enthusiastic to follow them in their daily lives.
Some fun filled activities were also organized. These included a theme based Fancy Dress Competition and a theme based Drawing Competition. The themes were:
• Angels & Demons
5 kids were dressed on each theme, which was a memorable event for the kids and they were really exited to see their peers dressed in colorful dresses and enacting like someone else.
Environment theme had a concept of “Food Chain” which was completely new to the kids and they were really excited to see themselves as tree, rabbit, wolf and lion. The theme also had a kid who acted as a tree-cutter and which threw some light on the threat that is being posed to our environment these days. Technology theme took them through various existing technologies in the world like computer, mobile, airplane etc. Angels and demons had kids dressed beautifully in white and blacks and showed them the contrasting personalities of Angels and demons.
By the time the kids got dressed for the fancy dress, the rest of them were divided into above mentioned three themes for the Drawing Competition. The kids were tied ribbons on their wrists to distinguish them into each theme as follows:
• Technology-Red and Yellow
• Angels&demons-White and Black
Once the competitions were over, the kids had a revision of what all they had learnt in the day and this was followed by the prize distribution ceremony. We had 3 winners (One from each theme) in the fancy dress competition and 3 winners from each theme in the Drawing Competition.
The day ended by distributing refreshments to the kids and educating their parents about the importance of kids attending school. The kids were also given some activity books to work upon in the school in the coming days.
All in all a great “Summer Day”, extremely useful to the kids and enlightening for all those of attended.
This article is written by kanwaldeep Kaur, dunnhumby India
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