Model Village: Demonstration of Experiments
With an intention of continuing its success in rural areas of Roorkee, the volunteers of Model Village cell of NSS, IIT ROORKEE organized free tuition classes in Bhangedi village on 29th September, 2013 between 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. The cell volunteers have been working rigorously in the areas of health, education, employment and awareness to ensure a healthy and progressive society. As a follow-up to the tremendous response received by the children in the last year, the cell has moved on to other areas of the village, thus stretching its reach over the entire village.
The teaching session was organized in a nearby temple. Students from all classes participated in the session with most of them being from the pre-primary and primary level. Around 80 students attended the session which was just double the number of their last turnout, thus depicting their great zeal and enthusiasm in shaping the future. They were divided into 20 groups each comprising of four members and mentored by one of our volunteers. The teaching session was followed by demonstration of some simple science experiments to the children. This not only increased the level of interaction between the volunteers and children but also brought about a better understanding of the subject. Later, assignments were distributed among the children to bring continuity in their studies.
The most remarkable feature of the session was that the number of girls was more than the boys. This shows the importance of education among the villagers who motivate their children irrationally towards studies, be it a boy or a girl. In a country such as India having poor literacy rate, what else could we expect from the villagers, having limited resources to their use. “I want to become a doctor”, said Vanshika, a student of fifth standard, with dreams in her glittering eyes. The journey which started last year from a small section of the village has now moved on to the entire village, thus creating more awareness and involving even greater participation. The feathers of Model Village are spreading day by day which are quite instrumental in making Bhangedi self-reliant and thereby achieving overall development.