Friday, October 22, 2010

Visitor from Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad

Two Post Graduate student from Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad( MICA)
visited Parijat Academy recently. They show a short children film to our school children at Parijat. They spent whole day at Parijat and interact with the children. Children enjoyed the short film which was prepared and design by them.
They came to know Parijat Academy through internet.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Volunteer News in Assamese Newspaper

Anjana learning to speak Assamese

Anjana Ingti is like any other nine year old girl, she attends school with her older sister, she has lots of friends and she excels in her class work. However, this has not always been the case; Anjana is from the remote village Garbhanga, where attending school is not the norm.
In 2007 Anjana was invited to become a pupil at Parijat Academy, a school set up for underprivileged, tribal children. She bravely said her goodbyes to her family and took advantage of this great opportunity.
On her arrival at Parijat Academy, Anjana felt very apprehensive and homesick, speaking only her native language of Karbi and finding it very difficult to communicate with her teachers and other students. However, in the year 2010 Anjana is a bright, energetic and caring young girl who can now impressively speak fluent Assamese. Anjana is also currently learning English and speaks in a very active student within the school and is very helpful to all of her teachers. Her favourite subjects are Assamese and maths.
In her free time, Anjana enjoys singing Assamese songs and practicing her tribal dances, known as Karbi and Bihu. Anjana aspires to become a nurse in the future and hopes to improve the health of the people in her native village. Even though Anjana rarely visits her home and misses her family, she has fun at Parijat Academy.

a forest village tribal boy

Thirteen year old Nabakanta Bongjang originates from the remote tribal village of Garbhanga on the Assam Meghalaya border. He courageously left his family in 2005 and joined the rest of the hostel children here at Parajat academy.
Five years later Nabakanta is reading, writing and speaking fluently in his Assamesse mother tongue and striving to learn Hindi and English. He excels in art and music and is popular amongst the other students. Nabakanta often draws and paints in his spare time and takes extracurricular lessons, learning to play the native tabla drums. When asked what he wishes to do after school he replied with a smile, “I want to become an artist and return to my village and share with the tribal children what I have been able to learn here.”
If Nabakanta had stayed in his village, he would have followed in his father’s footsteps and become a farmer or woodcutter. But Nabakanta had a different vision of his future and saw education was the way forward and choose to take up the opportunity to receive an education at school.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October

Gandhi Jayanti observed at Parijat Academy on 2nd October, 2010. School children took part in the cultural activity. In the morning Cultural Rally was taken by Children.About 450 children participated in the programme.
Bihu, Karbi, Boro, Nepali dance perform by the children. South Guwahati Bodo Women Welfare Federation has been distributed exercise books to the children of Parijat.