A summer camp was organized for students of the evening tuition centres in the Bowenpally cluster. 40 children from NTR Nagar Phases I & II, Mutyalamma Temple Area & Banjara Colony tuition centres, and some members with special needs from SKY Special school participated. The camp was organized from 01 May to 31st May, 2016 by LIGHT, field partner organisation.
Resource persons were professionals from different fields – Mr.Johnson (BFA) taught Music and Drawing, Ms.Deepika (Dip. In Art & Craft), Ms.Vanaja (Dance & Yoga Teacher) taught Kuchipudi classical dance, Ms.P Syamala Devi – President of LIGHT took special sessions on Meditation and Tai-chi. Keen on learning these skills, the teachers of the tuition centres, Aruna, Swapna and Jyothi also joined in as students.
The camp closed on 31st May at the Haripuri Colony Mahila Mandali Bhavan with the local leaders and authorities gracing the occasion. Parents of the participating children were also invited. The special children who participated presented a cultural performace on stage. All the tuition centre students enrolled themselves as members of the ‘Little Buddha Chidlren’s Club’ established by LIGHT. All the participants received certificates of participation and prizes.
The children have found a new mentor in Ms.Bharani – the person in-charge of the summer camp. They all said in unison that it was the ‘bestest’ camp they have ever attended. There was excitement and new enlightened feeling among them.