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HCL initiative welcomes government school students in Noida

Jul 17, 2017

The initiative aims at giving students an opportunity to acquire new skills through interactive means.

New Delhi: In a unique education initiative in NOIDA, HCL Foundation under the My School Project, organised Aarambh, a week-long ‘welcome’ event for the students of 10 Government Schools as they commenced a new academic session. As part of this week-long festivity, various art & craft, music, dance and sports activities were organized across the schools by the HCL volunteers.

A culmination event was also organized at Government Primary School, Kakrala. Pravesh Mr. Gaurav Mani, Senior Delivery Manager, HCL (FedEx Team); Latha B, Senior Delivery Manager, HCL (Rogers Team) and K.C. Pant, Director, Raasta were the Special Guests for the event. They felicitated the winners of the various events by giving out certificates and prizes.

The students from Government Primary School, Kakrala and Government Primary School, Kulsera who were trained by the HCL Volunteers also got an opportunity to showcase their talent on the stage. HCL Foundation also gifted sports equipment, stationery items and books to the school’s principal for setting up a library at the school.

“Initiatives like Aarambh gives students an opportunity to acquire new skills through interactive means and build affinity towards learning. We feel that these measures will help government schools in increasing attendance records by encouraging students to attend school regularly,” HCL spokesperson.

To address low-attendance in schools, some volunteers also made visits to the residential community. They initiated a dialogue with residents to spread awareness about the event and motivate parents to send their children to school.

"Aarambh was an engaging experience for us. I learnt origami and made a flower with help from the HCL volunteer. We loved the fact they visited us and would want them to come often,” said Afreen, a student from the school in Kakrala.

“I never knew what clay was, but HCL volunteers introduced us to many new things. I learnt a new nursery rhyme today and I am looking forward to their visit again”, said Shaukeen, another student from the school.

“It has been amazing to see these children so determined and focused. They are eager to learn and take part in the extra-curricular activities as a part of HCL Foundation’s My School Initiative. As volunteers, we need to ensure that we provide continuous support for such activities”, says Tanmay Bali, an HCL Volunteer at Government Primary School, Kulsera.

The school administration, principal and teachers were also very excited about the possibilities that would open up through this collaborative effort. "We are happy that innovative events like Aarambh are being conceptualized. It is not easy for us to provide all facilities to students under the challenging circumstances in which we work”, said Veena, a teacher at Government Primary School, Kakrala.

 

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