Souhrudam camp for kids soon
By Express News Service : http://newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/article382245.ece
18th April 2011 11:19 PM
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The summer camp organised by Santhigram, a centre to promote welfare and development based in Chappath, conducted a training camp for trainers of the students’ camp – ‘souhrudam camp’. It began with the trainers learning to make kites and then flying them, giving them a totally new experience.
According to the officials of Santhigram, the exercise was symbolic of the fact that children ought to look into the wide space in this society and able to make out the right and wrong happenings. It also urged the parents to loosen their hold upon the children, at least during the summer holidays and let them lead a free life.
A J Kiran, who is the activist of ‘Manas’ (an NGO), family counsellor G S Santhamma, coordinator P Usha, Women Development Coordinator of Santhigram L D Souda and Santhigram director L Pankajakshan led the classes.
The trainers’ camp was to equip them to handle the ‘sneha koodaram’ camps, which would be held later this month in Vizhinjam. The camps will have songs, drama, games and folk arts enabling the development of children. The ‘sneha koodaram’ will have the participation of 100 students of the Balasabha from Venganoor, Poovar and Vizhinjam.
Those interested in participating can get in touch with Venganoor, Poovar panchayats or Kudumbashree offices here or with Santhigram at 9249472511 or 9249462511.