JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER
Williams Lea Celebrates 10th Anniversary (June 18, 2016)
At the grand, gala 10th anniversary celebrations of Williams Lea, the children from Swabodini School gave a 45 minute performance. The team from Williams Lea comprising of the management and employees, welcomed the team from Swabodini, simultaneously introducing the troupe of performers, as being “a bunch of extremely talented young ones”.
The celebrations began with the employees sharing their varied experiences that they had encountered during their professional journey at Williams Lea. This was followed by the performance from the students of Swabodini. Arjun Nataraj received wide appreciation for his skilful rendition of musical notes on his keyboard. This was followed by a group dance and then V. Venkat Narender took the centre stage to challenge the audience to test his skills in naming the bus routes / bus route numbers of the City Buses that ply through the City of Chennai. The audience loudly cheered and applauded the performers.
The celebrations concluded with a song from a Hindi movie and both the children from Swabodini and the employees of Williams Lea danced their hearts out. Refreshments were also served, which the students of Swabodini, enjoyed.
Cognizant's Outreach Programme on June 26, 2016
Every year, as part of their outreach programme, Cognizant conducts the “Shining Stars” event for children with special needs and for orphans from the Orphanage home. The Outreach programme this year was a sports event and our children from Swabodini, participated in the following events:
Prizes were distributed to a few of the children and certificates were given to all the participants. Children who won prizes were:
Dr. Saravanan Sivanithi (June 27, 2016)
Dr. Saravanan Sivanithi, Director, Consultant and Neurodevelopment Therapist at Paediatric Therapy Assoicates, Chennai, has partnered with Swabodini. Dr. Saravanan will be providing the following consultancy services:
Dr. Saravanan will also be tracking the behavioural patterns in the children to ensure effective results.
V-excel Swabodhini Meet June 29, 2016
It was a nostalgic moment when the present students met up with Amruth and Abhishek, our past students. This momentous moment took place on our school’s premises. The students shook hands with their seniors and there was music, as well as a display of body movements to action words. Venkat Narender, student undergoing vocational training, sang an invocation bhajan, which was followed by lime juice, served by our students from the culinary class. The present students then presented, the past students and the school, a note card.
The students are enthusiastic to learn and have also demonstrated great progress.
Group activities by students during theatre arts hour have resulted in lot of positive changes in the students. Role plays, imitation play, Mask activities, movement therapies etc. have had a significant impact in helping the children to learn life skills.