22 July, 2006

101 - Not just kids, We too got graduated!

With 3 sessions and endless hours of emails and homework, our workshop on teaching basics of computer to kids got completed today. We trained 10 kids from Ananya, a NGO in Bangalore. In three sessions (101) we covered computer basics, Ms paint usage, file, folders, Ms Word usage and basics of ever-attractive Internet. With this training, those kids got gradauted to next level. These sessions drained us both physically and emotionally. Now "We can sleep for lifetime", as quoted by my friend. Worked with a lovely team, Tanu, Bhavya, Ranganath, Jason and Devendra (You can see them in action in the photos in my flickr album). Vishal and Shwetha are our team leaders for the whole workshop and our saviors too when we faced trouble in explaining difficult computer concepts to kids. In retrospective (even though all sessions were tiring) we all are emotionally satisfied that we could help a bit in Dream A Dream's grand vision of imparting life skills to these special kids. A word about those kids, they all hated and run away formal style of education at some point of time in their life or devoid of that. Ananya trains them in life skills in a more informal way. DaD works with Ananya in computer training. Manjunath, Shekar, Priya, Charanraj, Murali, Dinesh, Suresh, Bannapa, Shobana and Jayanth. (Wow, I could able to recollect all their names!) We won't forget these little friends for life time. These kids are very shrewd and intelligent. One instance, during last session, Vishal gave a difficult challenge to Murali to get back his attention from games. Vishal typed few words, decorated them with wordarts, added bullets and numbering, changed the font color and sizes and asked Murali to do the same in a different word document. Murali selected the line from this document, copied it and pasted it in his document, said "Uncle, give me a tough question, this is very easy!".

Got few video clips of kids. Fun, frolic and banterings...


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6 comments:

Ram said...

Satu,
Excellent job bro, btw where are you ppl doing this, seems line some computer center...

Nirek said...

@ram. thanks yaar! we are using KAPS IT solutions infrastructure for this training.
its in koramangala, bangalore!

Shravanthika said...

Kewl stuff satheesh. I can see that you enjoyed to the fullest. Its sad that I cldnt join you :(

EM

Nirek said...

@EM. thanks. you can come with me to ananya this weekend!
and u can put in some volunteer effort in some other activity of DreamADream.
what happened to ur orientation program with DaD?

Barbienan said...

@ wow good job yaar.. One needs patience and interest and time to do this. Seems u got all these..Keep up good work

Nirek said...

@barbie. thanks yaar.
i am enjoying life at the moment here!
how there?