“For pleasure has no relish unless we share it.”
– Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader
In 2011, Anando was invited by Shiksha Sadan, a government-aided Hindi medium primary school to introduce creative activities to their school schedule. Believing that children need to exercise their natural creativity in order to unblock and realize their potential, we took up the offer straight away!
Held every Saturday morning, the sessions contribute significantly to the development of the underprivileged students of the school. With the support of the principal and teachers, a range of creative inputs have been introduced which allow art, craft, games, environmental awareness and educational activities to reinforce learning through play.
In January 2014, an extension of Anando’s library was created at the school to introduce the joy of stories to its young students.
The popularity of the weekend classes and the holiday activity camps encouraged us to reach out to other children who too have limited opportunities to express their creativity.
In 2009, we began spreading the thrill of creating by holding one-day craft workshops in semi-urban and rural areas. Today, our young teenagers from the weekend programs have also joined the team which conducts these sessions.