Educating Children Enabling Independence
“Education is for improving the lives of other and for leaving our community and world better than we found it.”
Buds of Christ organised Education support program for boys and girls on 7 October 2021. 16 children from class 9th to 12th participated and received school bags and notebooks. The event started with a moral story on Being Focussed on the Vision for life shared by Mr. Jeyapaul Director of Buds of Christ. Following that Communication skill was taught to children as part of Life Skills Education.
The reason for Buds of Christ to enhance the skills of children on Life skills goes with the quote that “Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening our knowledge and absorbing the truth about life".
This was followed by life experience sharing by the Program Chief Guest Ms. Kaleeswari, Commercial Assistant from TamilNadu Electricity Board. She shared her life history and motivated the children to be eager for studies. She also mentioned that there were tough times in her life as she did part time job and studied. She added, “ There are lot of jobs available but only we have to study with a focus and determination to achieve that.” She encouraged the children to study well and made them to realise the importance of education. She then distributed school bags and notebooks to the children. The event concluded with note of thanks and children were motivated and encouraged about their studies.
Quotes from Children
“I feel great to come to Our Centre because every time I come I get an encouragement to progress further in my life” – shared a 14 year old HIV positive boy
“Today I learnt how we need to ensure that the other person fully understood what we intend to say through the communication skills training” – shared a 16 year old girl