The Children’s Day celebration on 14th Nov was followed by week long events & activities at Hunar Ghar focused on Child Rights. The children participated in debates, a rally around Bakhel, painting competitions and sessions with teachers to understand the social causes. Our Rural Changemaker, Rahul Dubey shares a day-wise look at the various events..
On 14th Nov, Hunar Ghar conducted a small activity in the morning and initiated the Children week which will be celebrated from November 14 to November 20.
In this activity, two sessions were conducted on ‘Why we celebrate Children’s Day’ and on ‘Child Rights’ by our teachers. 392 students participated in the activity and it was wonderful to see the collective energy shared by our teachers and students.
On the second day of the Child Rights week – The school conducted a Rally to spread awareness on the Child Rights and Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Educate and save the Girl Child). Bal Sansad members, other Hunar Ghar students along with teachers prepared the slogans and posters for the Rally which had a really strong and powerful impact within the community. This was the first ever rally in the community of Bakhel and Mandwa Panchayat. It was heartening to see children advocate the safety of Girl Child and promote education among women.
The third day touched upon awareness of health issues among children. A one hour session was conducted at Hunar Ghar by the health team as a part of the Child Rights week on Infection, Immunisation and Vaccination. All students participated actively and showed a lot of interest in getting to know more. The session was conducted with students from class 5th to 8th. The session included different activities related to posters, quiz and a small video screening followed by the discussion.
The next two days saw activities like debate competition, drama and sports competitions. The debate competition at Hunar Ghar on the issue Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Save and Educate Girl Child) involved students from classes 5th to 8th. There were teams who spoke for and against the issue. Students also performed a small play/drama on the issue followed by the discussion on social issues and challenges such as gender discrimination, importance of girls education, saving the girl child etc. It was endearing to see girls participate and share their views with confidence.
For the coming week, students are preparing to compete in sports such as Kho-kho under the mentor-ship of their teacher, Prakash. These all students will perform in real in the coming two days and will compete against each other. It’s good to see girls also equally participating as boys in these sports activities.