Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Stimulating Creativity

The Creativity Stimulation Workshop has been organized as a part of 'Science Empowerment Program' by Suyam Charitable Trust and PRM Trust, for a healthy interaction with our younger generation. This workshop has been conducted under Seva Talent organized by CIOSA, on the occasion of Seva Mela 2008 at Valluvarkottam, Nungambakkam, Chennai on 15/03/2008 and 16/03/2008. More than 900 students from various schools and colleges in and around Chennai, participated on those two days. There was a main introductory event through PowerPoint presentations and short documentary films to provide the children a brief world view. There were seven main events in which thirteen types of competitions were held. The motivation behind the theme has been to impart with seriousness, sensitivity and also to give a direction for their thought process. This was also intended to give an understanding about scientific thought and also social responsibility.

The name of the events as per the Event Chart:

1. Express the views and opinions.

2. Express the doubts.

3. Express the way something is observed.

4. Express the way something is understood.

5. Express the feelings.

6. Share the feelings.

7. Express the inner feelings.

There were writing essays, stories, poems, drawing & painting and discussion and debate competitions. As a whole, there were thirteen competitions.

These competitions enabled the students to get a comprehensive understanding of our Nation and the World and also to understand their roles with a direction for their progress and also the Nation. This will also enable the students to realize about their inbuilt talents and skills and will increase their self confidence.

The contents and the methodology of this work shop have been scrupulously designed after rigorous research and also continued interaction with students for more than one and half decades, with an objective to interact with the strengths of children instead of their weakness. There were lively interactions among the participants, organizers and also judges. The enthusiasm of students was clearly visible during all the interactions. The price winning participants were selected in the most transparent way when all the participants were also involved in the process of selection. All the students felt that this particular workshop was unique in kind and gave them altogether different experiences.

This program also includes a book release function. A book titled "Nature's Grievance" sponsored by Mother India Foundation has been published by Mr. Raja Hussain, NSS Co-ordinator, University of Madras, Chennai. The book priced Rs.10/-. Interested can buy.

Introductory Address by Mrs.Uma Muthuram

A portion of participants

Another portion of participants

Visual introductory session

Express the Feeling thro' poem writing

Express the inner feeling Discussion

Writer Ayyakannu sharing his experience with the students
Event organizer giving introduction
Expressing their understanding through group analysis
Release of Nature's Grievance Book by NSS Coordinator University of Madras.

Share their feelings in the open discussion .
Share the feeling individually

Express their inner feeling thro' Drawing & Painting
Awareness show by Siragu Children
Visual presentation on 16/03/2008
Portion of audience on 16/03 /2008Visual presentation on present day Education System
Visual presentation on condition of India & The World
Express the ways something is imagined Story Writing

Express the views and opinion thro' writing
Express the Doubt
Story Writing
Story Writing
Share the Feelings
Compose a Song
Poem writing
Compose a Song
Compose a Song
Express the views and opinions
Express the inner feeling thro' Painting & Drawing

Express the Inner Feeling
Samples of Painting & Drawing.

Poems and Stories will be posted later...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Suyam Akanksha Summer Camp May 2007

The Summer Camp of Suyam & Akanksha Foundation was conducted between 15.05.2007 to 21.05.2007 at the premises of SIRAGU MONTESSORI SCHOOL at Palavedupettai, Avadi, Chennai-55. This special camp organised for tsunami affection children come from different region. It was participated by a group of 62 students from Activity Center Akkaraipettai, Karaikal, Vanavan Maha Devi with 9 teachers and 57 students from SIRAGU MONTESSORI SCHOOL .

The Ideology of the whole program was: Exposition, Education, Entertainment and Emulation. Suyam always focuses on children and stimulates them to think on their own. Children need to observe, match with the existing and imagine something better and bring out a new concept.. THIS CAMP MADE AN ATTEMPT to initiate this process so that this will be carried out rest of the year through innovative activities. These activities have given a real break, and a feast to their eyes and to inculcate new hobbies.

The plan was a schedule consisting of a handicrafts, study and entertainment, with games everyday in the evening. The schedule was also consisting of two excursions, on 16th and 18th of May to Abirami Mega Mall, Birla Planetarium and QueensLand amusement park.

Some of the activities taught were Clay model making, Jewellery making, Painting, Spoken English, Yoga, Ceramic Tiles painting, Sajan, Theatre Work, Metric Mela & Origami, Zero Waste Material preparation, English Writing Practice, Fresh juices preparation and Spoken English classes. Many of the items made during these classes were also displayed in the class room and parents were invited for the Exhibition.

from top left order of photos
1. children say namaste thro' co-op game
2. art work on embossed art material
3. display of clay work of children
4. embroidery work at camp
5. children with Uma on art work on ceramic tiles
6. painted ceramic tiles placed on school walls
7. art work on kerchief cloth
8. decorated cloth
9. children at Queens' land - outdoor visit
10. children at spoken english class
11. children learning dance-theatre work
12. camp fire
13. Children with gift of bag on last day

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Thank u All for All