Pathways Noida celebrates a Day of Sharing

Every year Pathways School, Noida has a ’day of sharing’. ‘What is it’?’ you may ask. Having seen it in action, one can only say it’s a day when opportunities – for a moment to be in the limelight, to unleash talents kept otherwise in check – is given to the support staff of the school. Usually quiet, supportive but in the background, this is their day. Young stylish women unrecognizable in their finery, danced, men sang full-throated folk songs while others were egged on with gusto by the smallest, liveliest four-year olds as they launched into bhangra. Not to be outdone one showed us his impressive Michael Jackson breakdance moves.img_3893

 

 

The event was followed by a langar of alu/puri, chole, gulab jamun and much more. It was the senior students who had the job of serving – in humility and recognition of the support’s staff’s hard work – the ‘bhaiyas’ and ‘didis as they sat in the way they are most comfortable eating, on the floor. We followed suit, some more dexterous than others. Meticulously organized by the Administrative staff the entire event was great fun.

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This one-day when privilege is momentarily turned on its head, when tentative, shy support staff are encouraged to come into their own, is a reminder that while the doors to advantage may not open equally for all, our ability to respect and encourage every day those that surround us is a choice we can make.

Published in: on December 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

Project Muskaan By Pathways Aravali

Project Muskaan was launched in September, 2016 in collaboration with the Government of Haryana, the Directorate of Education and FICCI.

Project Muskaan, a project aimed at enhancing the learning environment of Village Government Schools through generous contributions from students of private schools that adopt these government schools.  Its goals are

  • “Mera school, mera sunder school”
  • “Mere khilone hamare khilone”
  • “Meri pusthak sabki pusthak”

As part of this project enthusiastic students of Pathways World School, Aravali, went to Government Middle School, Baas and Government Middle School Aklimpur several times to make murals on the walls of the schools to beautify and to describe the different concepts of learning.

Through the Math fest games organised by students of Pathways World School, Aravali they have arranged cupboards, books and toys for the above-mentioned schools.

In the month of February 2017, the students will be working for two other Government Village Schools.

 

Published in: on December 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm  Leave a Comment