In association with the Justice and Hope NGO, we started classes in Sevalaya Boys and Girls Center Chennai on 23rd June 2020 between 10 am and 12 pm.
We had four volunteers from “Justice and Hope” joining our volunteers – Sherin, Malathy, Kalpana and Anisha. We started the session with warm-up exercises and Zumba.
Our volunteers then continued the session with a fun, ice-breaking activity. It helped us in creating a relaxed environment where students shared ideas and participated more fully in the class. It also aided in building rapport with the students and fostering a productive learning environment.
Recognising our emotions and learning to manage them is one of the most important skills we can learn. Emotional identification is an individual’s ability to be aware of affective responses that occur during varied daily interactions. To facilitate the learning of it, we engaged the students in identifying different emotions and feelings by showing them various pictures.
The session ended with our volunteers discussing about the safety measures and precautions to be followed during this pandemic with the students.
Justice and Hope focuses on providing a long-term, holistic response for the students in need of protection, which effectively breaks the cycle of trafficking and child abuse.
Their vision is to enable protection of human rights for the vulnerable, equip those responsible for upholding rights, and engage the community to bring change and be changed.
WordSmith: Shruthi Varadharajan, Volunteer
Bhumi’s Ignite Programme at shelter homes, supported by corporates like Oracle, BNP Paribas, Flex, and IM Gears Pvt. Ltd., provides supplementary education through weekend volunteering.