Teaching during the pandemic has not been easy - more with children younger than 6 years old.
Here's where we come in. Our worksheets have been distributed with children in unaided schools so all the teachers need are pictures, at least once a week, of the child having done some work on it. Maybe not as efficient as we would like it to be - but it's a start all the same.
Healthy eating begins young - open discussions with younger children help them make better food choices as they get older.
Beginning with identifying fruits and vegetables to growing and picking it themselves, the Poshan Maah initiative aims at doing exactly that.
#poshanmaah2020 #nutritionforkids #eatingright #healthyfood
We all know that educating children during this pandemic has been one of our biggest challenges.
Three teachers from Anganwadis in Pampakuda, Kerala went out of their way to keep learning alive during the CoViD lockdown through online arts fests coordinated by The Ashoka Tree.
We are truly grateful for your efforts and hope you continue to inspire children and educators everywhere.
#celebrateteachers #currentevents #teacherappreciation #thankyouteachers
It’s always interesting how the world changes.
Five months on, from the day our children last went to an anganwadi, The Ashoka Tree online dress-up competitions have revealed new entrants!
Look out for the coronavirus and lady selling masks!
#covid2020 #LockdownPositivity #india #volunteer #smile
Making a difference every day - in every little way we can.
Helping those who don’t even ask.
#theashokatree #covid19 #lockdown2020 #covidindia #startingthedayright #chennaidiaries #inspiration
"From a distance we all have enough,
and no one is in need.
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease,
no hungry mouths to feed...
From a distance you look like my friend...
From a distance, there is harmony..."
Three decades on, Bette Midler's song still makes sense...albeit -from a distance.
Here's what we do at The Ashoka Tree, every single day - #lockdown or not.
Take a chance today - make a difference, in your own way! #volunteer #donate #Covid19India
You don't need to head a fancy school in a big city to figure out how to keep your children occupied. Here's what our teacher at anganwadi #79, Kochi Urban II, decided to do to keep in touch with every child and make sure they don't lose out.
The fact of the matter is, online classes not only benefit kids but also their parents.
High on energy, kids become a handful under lockdown conditions - especially on days when you're not sure if the next month's salary is going to come in and you're going to be able to make the rent payment for your home.
These classes bring relief to the parents and brings the stress levels down in the cramped household, with a little bit of much-needed time away from every-day-stressors for everyone involved.