|Children using the stencils to paint|
Monday, 30 July 2012
Inching closer ....1000 crane project reaches 651 with Infant Jesus Academy ,Velsao
26th July 2012 – Infant Jesus Academy is situated near the beautiful Velsao beach, in South Goa. It was established in the year 1980 largely for the underprivileged children of velsao. A large percentage of these children come from the neighbouring states and this programme was a great exposure for them.
Mrs. Lizette Athayde, the principal and the staff of the school were helpful and keen to know more about our work.
We conducted the 1000 Crane Project at the school for the 6th standard students around 51 young bright and keen minds. We gave the children a background of our work and spoke to them about the tsunami and talked about the alternatives to the use of Nuclear power. We finally connected all this to the story of Sadako Sasaki and the thousand paper cranes.
The children were very responsive and remained attentive and alert during the entire session.
We provided the children with paper stencils of the cranes, to aid them in their attempt to draw cranes. In order to further encourage the creativity of the children we asked them to paint their own personal message of peace, love for the children of Fukushima on the T-shirts.