The month of May, 2020 turned fun and creative for government school children as Bharti Foundation launches ‘Satya Bharti Skill Fest’ – an online summer camp filled with activity-based learning. The fest was conducted under the Foundation’s Satya Bharti Quality Support Program that is currently working in partnership with 804* government schools across 14* states/UTs to improve overall schooling experience for children. After the success of the first edition of the Fest, in the month of May 2021, the second edition of the Satya Bharti Skill Fest has been introduced in government schools across many states.
The Skill Fest has been designed in consultation with school Principals and covers a range of activities for raising awareness, nurturing creativity, and promoting holistic development. Students of the partnered government schools are participating in competitions like quiz, calligraphy, painting, craft making, doodling, essay/slogan writing, etc. as well as learning from awareness sessions like storytelling, concept videos, and more. Every activity is designed to be done from home and can be shared via online/digital media – the likes of WhatsApp, etc. While the topics covered focus on academic growth, various social issues, such as COVID-19 prevention measures, environment conservation, afforestation, etc. are also included to develop children as responsible citizens of the future.
Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO Bharti Foundation, commented on the initiative, “The Satya Bharti Skill Fest is designed to celebrate the skills and nurture creative aptitude among the students. Summer vacations bring a lot of excitement among children, and we use the opportunity to engage them in creative pursuits, so that they continue to learn through fun activities. Our aim is to ensure that students continue to stay engaged with learning, academics as well as new skills through activities that bring them joy. The Satya Bharti Skill Fest is completely virtual and we are happy that many teachers and Principals have contributed in creating this program.”
*Data as on 31st May, 2020. As on 31st March, 2021, the Foundation is in partnership with 791 government schools across 14 States/UTs.
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