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Delhi Girl Initiates a Community for the Underprivileged to Achieve their Goals Professionally

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16 year old, Naina Dargan who recently bagged the title of the Delhi Horlicks Wiz Kids has initiated a community known as Khwaahish for those children who cannot afford an activity more or less than education. The community focuses on overall development of a child fulfilling the wishes of the deprived of the society. The student-based community has initiated the following programs covering NOIDA as well as the slums of East Delhi – Trilokpuri.

The Little Social Worker has organized important programs in the region for the welfare of the child (see at the end of the article for the list and details of the programs). What would really click an individual would be her innovative – Khwaahish Session. The aim of this session is to bring the children with big dreams and scanty resources closer to their dreams. This Session unfolds into four stages (see details below). For example, a child aspiring to be a doctor would meet a doctor – interact and learn through his life experiences and the doctor would counsel and guide the parents of the child.

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The most challenging part in this is that these programs have been carried out in the most critical and vulnerable slum – Trilokpuri. “I deny it completely, I have seen them, been with them, taught them and have spent most of my time with them – they are Angels bereft of wings, that is it. They are children with big dreams, they are beautiful and fantastically innovative – It is we, who have lost our senses and are highly mistaken regarding them. People have no rights to form their opinions on my angels unless and until they meet them – Just because they belong to Trilokpuri does not mean that they are criminals,” said Naina Dargan.

List and Details of the programs

Dengue Awareness Program: Under this program about a Hundred students were made aware of the most deadly disease spreading in their city – Dengue. Delhi Hospitals being jimmy jacked with dengue patients and DRSDO sitting with all patience and numbness – this program was extremely important for the children who are most vulnerable to this disease.

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Art and Craft Session: India is full of talent, all they need is a little guidance as well as honing of their skills. Therefore “Art and Craft Sessions” for children were organized. Children for the festivals like Durga Puja and Diwali, in which they participated, designed various props and other art pieces.
Naina Dargan Khwaahish

English Speaking Workshop: Today in Indian government schools, Written English is being taught appropriately, however only a little attention is given to the speaking part. Today where English is considered as the official language and deciding proficiency for an individual in the society, it becomes extremely important for someone to learn and speak it for better career. Khwaahish taught the children the very mantra of English, including the keys to pronunciation, body language, speaking and interacting with friends, and formation of sentences. An appreciable result was seen in their English speech after the workshop.

Naina Dargan teaching English

Child Rights and Duties Session: Another way of making the children independent and making them able to take a stand for themselves is by making them aware of their rights as well as duties as the citizens of India. Students learnt their 5 basic rights :

1) Right to free and compulsory education: Every child has the right to free and compulsory education until the age of 14 years.

2)The Right to Information: Every child has a right to know his/her rights thoroughly

3)The Right to Nutrition: Every child has the right to develop and grow in a healthy manner and draw a nutritious diet.

4)The Right to Recreation : Every child has a right to spend some time on recreational pursuits like sports, entertainment and hobbies to explore and develop themselves. Majority of poor children in India do not get time to spend on recreational activities.

5)The Right against exploitation: Every child has the right to be protected against child labour. No child can be employed in hazardous working locations until the age of 14.

 

Self Defence Workshop: Delhi being a city where starting from a 4 year old to a 23 year old is vulnerable to rape and assault. A self-defence workshop was organized to empower the girls as well as boys to combat all the physical crimes. The workshop unfolded in the following stages :

1) Breaking the mental block: Under this stage, the students were taken into an imaginative situation where they imagined themselves to be standing on a cliff end as a deer faced by a ferocious lion. The aim was to create the feel and will to fight back and not to give up.

2) Time to react: On sensing danger, it is extremely important to react. Reactions should first be verbal and then can go on to be physical. Verbal Reactions would include raising the voice and scream for help.

3) Physical Moves to fight: Physical moves like – Chest Punch, The Cat Nail (Using Nails for defence), Push Kick, Face Kick and Knee breaker.

 

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration: Essay and poem writing event was organized to celebrate the birthday of the father of the nation. Students also learnt and hummed his favourite song – Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram.

Khwaahish Session: This Session stands out to be the most important one as this session aims at bringing the students a step closer to their dreams. The Khwaahish Session would unfold in the following stages :

1. Elementary Stage: Getting to know the future goals of the children and enlightening them about the profession they tend to choose.

2. Second Stage: Meeting the professionals of that profession and conduct an interactive session. For example, If a child wants to become a doctor, he/she would meet a doctor and there would be an interactive session between them.

3. Third Stage: The child would visit the professional’s workplace and experience a day of his work.

4. Parental Counseling: Under this stage, the parents of the child would be counseled and guided on the upbringing of the child to bring him closer to his/her dream.

5. Adopting the future agreement: This agreement would be signed by the professional who would agree to tutor the child in the near future and guide him until the child achieves his / her dream.

Khwaahish has its facebook page with 750 + Members and 427 people talking about the community.

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How Students Are Learning To Focus Better

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Being a student can be tough for a lot of people, and it is certainly something which can often prove to be difficult to do right. One of the main issues that are always going to be happening for students everywhere is that it can be hard for a lot of students to focus on their work for that long. However, this is vital if someone is going to be able to put their all into their work and get the results they are looking for. Here are some of the ways that students are now learning to focus a little better on their studies.

Putting The Phone Down

In many respects, the smartphone is the enemy of concentration – and a lot of students these days are starting to realize it. The simple act of putting the phone down for a while can dratically help anyone to concentrate better and focus on what they need to, so that is something that students are doing more effectively now. It can also help to turn it off or even put it somewhere far away while studying, such as in the other room. This is a great and very important way to focus better right now for students everywhere.

Using Supplements

There are many supplements out there in the marketplace now that are designed to help with concentration and focus. Of course, it can often prove difficult to know which of these are actually worth taking and work well, and which might not be quite so worthwhile. One good example of a supplement that does seem to work well for improving focus is CBD oils such as those at CBDistillery. These can often seem to be highly effective, and they are definitely something that students can consider in order to try and focus a little better each day.

Getting More Sleep

Sleep is a vital factor in how well a person can concentrate. Someone who is not getting enough sleep is going to find that this can drastically affect their ability to focus, so this is another area that many students are starting to look into more and more. In order to get more sleep, however, they might need to make many changes, and it’s something that for some students can simply escape them for quite a long time. However, it is worth pursuing for anyone who wants to be able to focus better on their work.

Setting Up A Distraction-Free Space

Distractions can be all too easy to come across, and this is one of the major ways in which someone is going to often struggle to concentrate properly on their studies. However, the simple solution to this problem is to set up a distraction-free space, which is what a lot of students are now doing, and this does seem to be incredibly effective for a lot of people. So that too is another really important thing that students can attempt in order to concentrate more, and it’s looking like more people are doing this.

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8 Tips On How To Be The Best Teacher

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Being a teacher in a day and age when teachers are constantly being attacked for their inability to educate students can be quite a daunting prospect. Even when teachers try hard, they may encounter parents who complain about what they’re teaching or how they’re teaching it. In any case, it’s always best to learn from those who have been in the trenches before you.

Here Are 8 Tips On How To Be The Best Teacher

1. Get To Know Your Students

One of the best ways that you can improve your teaching is by knowing who your students are and what they want. However, this takes time; it’s something you build through the school year. So begin by getting to know their names as soon as possible – then start learning other things about them: interests, background, ambitions, etc. 

This will help you plan lessons that meet their individual needs and wants, resulting in a more enjoyable experience for both you and them. A good rule of thumb is to ensure you take part in a cpr certification course online, as you never know when it might come in handy.

2. Find Out How Each Student Learns

No two people learn in exactly the same way. Therefore, you should find out how each of your students learns to understand how they absorb information from your lessons. 

For example, some people prefer listening while others prefer reading, some learn best from demonstrations, and others need to see a diagram or image. This will help you plan your lessons so that everyone has a chance to learn.

3. Encourage Your Students To Ask Questions

Students often fail to ask questions after a class because they don’t want to ‘look stupid’ or embarrass themselves in front of the rest of the class. Try to encourage your students to ask questions by emphasizing that there’s no such thing as a silly question – the only stupid question is the one that wasn’t asked!

4. Encourage Group Work Between Your Students

Group work can be an excellent way of helping your students learn. Not only does it help those who find it hard to participate in class, but it also helps those who are more confident as they have to explain themselves and defend their reasoning. With a bit of guidance from you, many classes will soon grow closer as friends and work better together as teammates.

5. Give Regular Feedback On Performance

Giving regular feedback on performance during lessons will help show you what areas each student needs extra tuition in. It will also allow you to give quick guidance on how they can improve their performance next time – saving valuable lesson time.

6. Encourage Your Students To Help Each Other

Utilize peer-learning by encouraging your students to help one another – this not only helps them prepare for the real world but also saves you time when planning lessons. For example, if you need students to research various facts and figures, why not set up groups of two or three? They can then share ideas and resources to complete the work in less time.

7. Reward Good Performance

Everyone responds well to positive feedback, and with careful planning, you can use this in your teaching style to encourage good performance from your students. For example, if someone is doing particularly well in class, why not surprise them with a special reward? It doesn’t need to cost money; examples could include letting them eat lunch first or giving them some extra playtime at break time.

8. Keep Your Class Active

One of the most important things about being a successful teacher is ensuring that your students are actively taking part in all aspects of each lesson. If you feel that some lessons have become too passive, try to inject more energy into your lessons by making them more interactive. This will keep students interested, and they’ll retain more of what you’re teaching.

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Is Writing An Easy Field To Break Into?

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For many of us, the idea of becoming a writer is something that we nurture from adolescence, our love of reading dovetailing with a desire to be heard. It is one of the most romanticized career ideas – just think about how many films and TV shows revolve around one or more writers – and it’s no surprise that student newspapers and magazines are often among the most popular extracurricular activities included on college applications.

What separates writing from many other careers is that there is not always an evident career path. Those of us who dream of one day writing for the newspaper we read scrupulously, or of signing a deal for our first novel, can end up quite disillusioned by the reality of trying to get paid as a writer. And while we’d love to think that it’s not about the money, there’s a great deal of truth in the motto that has become a mantra for so many writers: “I can’t pay my rent with exposure”.

Do you need to secure a regular writing job to make it a career?

If you dream of becoming a writer, you probably have an inspiration, someone who made you want to pick up a laptop and share your ideas for the first time. Chances are, these icons are individuals who can make a very comfortable living from a column per week thanks to a tenured slot at an established media institution, and they’ve “paid their dues”. That’s something that’s getting harder to do, as local newspapers are struggling to hold up in the digital age – making it harder to get a starting job in the industry.

Is freelancing a reasonable alternative?

The idea of being a freelancer can be attractive initially – if you’re not tied to any one media group, you won’t be committed to an editorial line – but it is tricky and guaranteed income is hard to find. It is a good idea to cultivate regular clients. You’ll learn their payment patterns, have the ability to invoice them in one touch through your accounting software, and can establish yourself as a reliable writer. It may not have been how you pictured freelancing, but a good client is worth cultivating – and they may well mention you to other potential clients.

Is starting your own outlet a realistic option?

Writing is a competitive world, and as a freelancer you will always be fighting with other freelancers for what can often be a small amount of work. You may prefer instead to take matters into your own hands by starting your own project. Often, this will begin with a blog; there are ways and means to monetize such a site, but you’ll need followers to make it happen. If you take this approach, social media is also going to be pivotal. Talented writers can still get read these days – and it can lead to higher-level recognition and a stable writing job – but there is still going to be a grind and you’ll need to have the discipline to produce content that is both interesting and regular.

The truth of the matter is that if you want to become rich and have a comfortable living doing something you love, writing is a sector that is filled with potential obstacles and it can be frequently disappointing. However, if writing is what you love, then there are ways and means of going about it – as long as you keep cultivating contacts, it can be a rewarding career.

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