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I want to paint a Municipal School and create interactive learning

I am doing Gandhi Fellowship ( www.gandhifellowship.org ) , I work with the municipal schools in Thane.
School is an interactive space where learning of a child happens not just in class but in every space where child interacts.
Now question comes, are such empty walls giving them opportunity to learn?  

I believe they can..

This school is in Waghbill village, where majority students are from migrant families living at marginal livelihoods. In this Eco-system we want to bring happiness on faces of kids by making their school a dream world.

Once we have fund, we as a group of volunteers will gather along with teachers and kids and paint the school with beautiful pictures that would make kids Curious and Imaginative.
Also we would paint learning support aids on floors, doors and staircase so that kids could learn while playing.

Some direct outcome of this action that we observed in our previous project were
1) Increase in school attendance.
2) Positive Environment towards teaching.
3) Improvement in learning level of kids.

Help us... This world is a beautiful place and believe; Happiness is contagious.

Smile!
Report of School Painting event conducted on 5th of march 2017
Report of School Painting event conducted on 5th of march 2017
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16th March 2017

Painting event was carried at TMC school no 66 at waghbill village in Thane district. There are 160 children enrolled in school and majority of their parents are daily wage workers. School painting was carried out make interactive environment using walls of school which supports children to learn and think creatively and also make them regular in attending the school

On 5th March around 20 volunteers from Gandhi Fellowship Thane team, TCS (Thane), social workers and school children gathered and painted the school

Theme for paintings included

Language corner:  Marathi alphabets in train and crossword for English.
Maths corner: mathematics concept drawing.
Science corner:  body parts, water cycle.
Exploratory drawings: snake and ladder, rainbow, my-self, cleanliness, Jungle.

School theme was sea world for which city of Atlantis was drawn with mermaids going to school
Process of painting
Money collected was used to buy colours and brushes, colours bought were acrylic colours for wall total 33 bottles (500 ml each) , oil paint , strainers , distemper.
4th march walls were coated with white paint and basic sketching and allocation was done.
5th march volunteers gathered at 9:30 am and painting was started, painting continued till 6:30 in evening
6th march finishing and school cleaning was carried.

Funds generated
Milaap
3980 Rs + 8.6 $
TCS
3500
Other donors (2)
2200
Total
10153
Expense
Acrylic colours
7986
Oil paints, brushes and other colours
2135
Total
10121

On Behalf of all the teachers and Student, I would really like to thank-you for showing the support to the cause.
Keep Spreading happiness…..


Whispers from schools:
Little girl: “ Mai ye Jalpari hu, dekh mai roz school ati hun”
One Teacher: “ Abb school mai andar atai hai to lagta hai kuch naya hai , motivation milta hai”
Hero Boy: “ Majhi Shala chan diste ahai”
Teacher : “ Jo colour bach gaya hai usse hum class ke andar or chize banayegai”
Smile!
Kartik. ( Batch-8, Gandhi Fellow)

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