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Schools from Sherborne pays an edutainment visit to Asha

Schools from Sherborne pays an edutainment visit to Asha

Giving a gift of knowledge is the best thing one can do. Tangible gifts may not remain intact with time, but knowledge never fades away.

Three schools from Sherborne, United Kingdom visited Asha on October 22. A long-awaited heart-warming welcome at the centre brought smiles full of enthusiasm and happiness not only to the team but to the community as well.

The team with the slum community

The team with the slum community

During their stay at Asha, the team helped the Asha students learn the craft and art. Several sessions on spoken English enlightened the students and paved way to make them comfortable with the team enough to communicate with ease. The team also considered the IT skills, for which numerous sessions on computer training were held. Each of the members had an opportunity to visit the slum houses. This provided an understanding of how the slum dwellers lived and survived. Their visit also made the week productive and interesting for each one of them.

The team on a visit to some of the nearby shanties

The team on a visit to some of the nearby shanties

A few of the Asha students took the initiative and presented a highly energetic dance performance and received a huge round of applause. Looking at their zeal, the team went beyond their immediate agenda and graciously participated in the singing and dancing performances.

The team sharing laughter with each other

The team sharing laughter with each other

Listening to the stories of the slum dwellers’ struggle and the support from Asha, the team could not resist but hail their courage and perseverance. On the last day of the visit, the team and the community had a party to rejoice that brought nostalgia amongst all.

It proved out to be an edutainment visit that had the perfect blend of amazing informative and entertaining techniques for the Asha slum dwellers.

It was indeed a great time and we take this opportunity to thank the schools from Sherborne for their time. We would love to have you all again with us in the near future.

Here are a few glimpses:

The team with the students

The team with the students

 

The team visiting across the slum

The team visiting across the slum

 

A supervisor explaining the team about the community

Ms Soni, an Asha supervisor explaining the team about the community

 

The team with Asha college students, Bal Mandal (Children's Association) members and rest of the community

The team with Asha college students, Bal Mandal (Children’s Association) members and rest of the community

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