Every Sunday football is being used as a medium for children to develop coordination, physical strength, learn teamwork and discipline. Often, friendly matches are conducted at turfs to keep the children abreast with the latest in the world of football.
When children exhibit interest in a specific field or clarity about what they would like to pursue as their career, we connect them to a mentor. Someone who helps them gain knowledge and training in that particular field.
We believe that children learn better in safe and holistic environments, where maximum senses can be nurtured. In order to provide children with enriching, immersive experiences, we have several ‘working with hands’ sessions. We also take them out for periodic field trips and learning Journeys.
30 children from 3 different communities and 12 volunteers went for an experiential learning journey to Auroville, in October 2014. The highlight of this trip was that the children travelled by an ‘Airplane', it was a dream come true for them (and also some volunteers)!
40 children and 15 volunteers made a trip to Kolad for a 5-day monsoon camp in June, 2015. The intention was to enable them to re-connect to their roots through farming, nature trails, animal bonding and adventure sports.
The children made a trip to Kidzania in April, 2014 . It was a simulated environment that made it possible for them to step into shoes of people from different professions. Each child was free to choose and attend a session of a profession that interested them. There were Dabbawalas, Bankers, Journalists, Beauticians, Chocolatiers and many more.
Bodhi means to awaken… to enlighten… to tap into the universal power!
This September, Young Innovators Foundation (YIF) with support from ‘Book A Smile (BAS)’ is taking 12 Tribal Children and 8 Volunteers on an 11-Day journey to live a DREAM…To meet their ‘Bodhi’ within!