16 Jun Hey Buddy!
Bhumi is incredibly excited about and can’t wait to kick off two new programmes from 2010 – 2011. ‘Hey Buddy’ will directly link children between 6 and 8 years of age at Avvai Children’s Home, Adyar with Kids Central, a Montessori school in Kotturpuram. Starting this July, these children will come together once a month at the orphanage for activities like gardening, puppetry, storytelling etc.
As tiny tots who hardly get an opportunity to interact with the external world, we hope that such an initiative will make both groups of children more confident, less shy, and shape up a personality of his/her own.
Kids Central’s wish to redefine their children’s birthday celebrations has evolved into our second programme – Gift a Book. For every child turning a year older, his/her parents will gift one of Bhumi’s orphanages a book. Scheduled to start in June, we hope by the end of the year, a small library will be set up for underprivileged children’s use. Volunteers of Bhumi’s educational programmes (Kanini, MAD and Little Einsteins) will be utilising these during their classes at the orphanage.