Saturday, March 20, 2010

Work and Play at Shanti Bhavan!!

The 10th and 12th graders of Shanti Bhavan are very focused on their Indian board examinations. Here are the 10th graders walking into the dining hall after finishing an exam. The were greeted by a standing ovation from their peers and teachers.

Here is a picture of 2nd graders Karthikeyan and Naveen listening to a story read by volunteer Rebecca Versaci. Rebecca is doing a series of theatre lessons working with Indian children's books.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rajesh and Satish from the 3rd Grade read their latest scavenger hunt clue during their afternoon activity class Led by volunteer Ashwin Rao, as the first graders look on. When we asked Rajesh if he was having fun, he quickly nodded yes and ran off to find the next clue!

Here, the 3rd Grade boys are playing a fast paced game of Lagori during evening PT. They try to stack seven stones before the opposing team tags them out. Its a great group building activity.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The 4th and 5th Grade celebrated Holi, the festival of colors and spring in the traditional way by smearing brightly colored powder on their faces. The volunteers and the students had a joyous and beautiful time together.

Volunteer Barry conducted introductory self-defense classes with the girls from 5th grade up. These early morning classes gave them a range of responses to potentially difficult situations.