An Art Exchange Workshop by Tara Trust, Goa, India
This is an initiative of our non profit organisation to give children from poor, underprivileged backgrounds the opportunity to travel to new places, meet new people, learn to make new friends, and have new experiences that helps them build higher goals for their life by getting motivation through the 10 day experience of the camp.
The Vidhya Bhuvan School in Comba, Margao was set up by the Konkani Bhasha Mandal.
Konkani is the language of the people of Goa and also the Official language of the State. The organization aims is to bring about speedy development of Konkani language, literature and culture thereby promoting the cultural unity of Goa.
The School has around a 100 students from grade 1 to grade 5…The school is managed by a very enthusiastic and motivated group of teachers…and at the helm the principal Mr Anant Agni has a keen desire to encourage learning and promote the all round development of his students……
Besides the 1000 crane project…Tara trust volunteers will start conducting programmes for the children once a week…The principal was keen to start with social based programmes as some of the children are first generation learners and come from lower economic homes..
Nancy and Soraiya the Tara Volunteers were amazed and very happy to meet young enthusiastic and keen young minds…Our group of 54 children were well mannered and very keen on learning as much as they could…They were very positive and attentive during the entire presentation and painted their t-shirts beautifully…The wantes to know more about the 1000 crane story and Japan..
Simultaneously we also ran a small painting program for grades 1 to 4…What a treat that was…
We received positive feedback from the students..They are very keen that we return to conduct more programmes with them and they loved the program and the stories told…The teachers also gave us very positive feedback..
6th and another 1000 crane workshop completed....
Nestled in the beautiful
village of Benaulim (our home turf) is St.Aloysius school...
A hop skip and jump from
Tara Trust office...
High School, which is located in the Holy Trinity Parish Centre, was
transferred in 2002 from Majorda, where it was run by a private party. It is
now managed by the Diocesan Society of Education. The School has pre-primary,
primary and secondary sections.
largest group of energetic young minds, around 125 of them....Our Tara
volunteers Nancy, Nisha and Soraiya had the arduous task of coordinating the
event...The principal Mr. Eric Fernandes and his staff were cooperative and helped
when they could...
children couldn’t wait to begin paintings after the
presentation..Once we began shouts for more colours were heard...They were
keen on painting messages of peace and love from Goa...They had a zillion
questions like “Miss, can I paint a Goan scenery so the children know what Goa looks
like” to “Are the children in Japan really going to wear our T-shirts”.....a
lot of hidden talent came to the fore which was displayed in the t-shirts that
children had a blast and As always our programmes ended on a high....
Dependable Nancy perfect in her arrangement with the
materials, t-shirts and paints but then our camera stops working...Nisha to the rescue with her