Just as the academic year for the Vinayak Nagar centre near Mysore Road in Bengaluru wrapped up, Annapoorna Trust, similar to that of previous years, grabbed the opportunity to conduct a fun filled yet fruitful 3-day summer workshop for the little angels.
The camp constituted a large variety of activities and, needless to say, coupled with a variety of nutritious eatables for the children. Throughout the three days, the children were trained to sing, enact skits, and were also introduced to Kolata (Dandiya). That apart, value-based games, meditation, rangolis and art were taught. The children also practiced pranayama, vedam, and bhajans.
Happiness that one receives in making others happy alone is permanent and cherished! The Doddabele Annapoorna team, which has been conducting summer camps every year at Doddabele village (off Mysore Road in Bengaluru) planned one this year as well – a top-notch 10-day long camp filled with unlimited fun and learning.
The children were trained around a variety of activities such as memory development through games such as jumbles, storytelling, talent show, painting, quizzes, etc. Their creativity was honed further by tasks such as story completion, image captioning, video shows, dumb charades, etc. In order to strengthen human values in them, videos of great personalities were shown, and activities were conducted to drive the message of Truth, Teamwork, Cleanliness, Righteousness and Love. The children were also taught to develop self-confidence, positive thinking and to never break promises. Every day the camp started with an activity ‘Rain Meditation’ that was loved by the children.
The children were in for a lot more surprises. A professional storyteller and TEDx speaker were invited, who caught the imagination of the children with her wonderful narration. Towards the last leg, the children were taken on field trips to Visvesvaraya Science Museum and Nehru Planetarium. On the final day, the children performed a skit, beautifully depicting the value of human life. A lot of prizes along with hygiene kits were distributed to the children.
Towards the end of the camp, there was one key learning for all – Selfless Love can make anything and everything happen!