CSR is great fun and it’s also a success: Our internal review has confirmed the benefits for staff, the business and our NGO partner. Therefore, we will continue working with Literacy India into 2012, concentrating on our teaching project.
We have increased investment at the school: We used the proceeds from our fund-raising activities towards a computer based teaching package and have developed new lessons and teaching resources for our volunteers.
We have recruited new Kurtosys India volunteers; in the pictures you can see Shruti and Lohit teaching their first lesson. It’s also a new school year so the children are new too. This is a clear and simple demonstration of the great work that the school do as children only attend for a year to get them into a position where they can apply for and be integrated into mainstream school.
And let’s not forget the fun! Focusing on English, the new lessons are activity based with lots of songs and games to encourage listening and speaking. Although lessons are structured, teaching is informal, creating a relaxed atmosphere for teaching and learning. The children have access to the English language skills of Kurtosys staff, which is our small but important gift to them.
P.S. We’ve posted some more photos on our Facebook page.