For more than 500 government schoolchildren in Hyderabad, 24 November 2008 will be a very memorable day. They were all special guests for a classical music programme, where Ronu Majumdar, eminent flautist performed. The programme was organised by Naandi as part of its Ensuring Children Learn programme.
“This is one of my most memorable performances and I enjoyed the most while performing for these children. I'm really grateful to Naandi for making this possible and also a huge success”, Shri Majumdar.
Children were fascinated by the melody of the flute and enjoyed every bit of the programme. “This is for the first time that I have attended such a programme. After listening to Panditji, I have become his fan and hope these kind of programmes are organised more often”. Usha Rani, Class 10, GPS Sheikpet.
“The programme was very entertaining and I had a lot of fun. I thank my school and for taking us to the programme. I want to learn to play the flute”, Vasavi, Class 5, GPS Sheikpet.
“Programmes like these need to be conducted more often as children value and enjoy music. It helps children in developing their knowledge about classical music. I could see children enjoying themselves. Exposure to such things will also make them want to learn new things and improve their creativity”, Shri Majumdar.
Apart from the schoolchildren, the programme was also attended by school headmasters and teachers.
Ensuring children Learn (ECL) is an approach projected with the firm belief that every child can learn. The approach is called Cooperative and reflective Learning approach. Milieu in the classroom is learning oriented and child focused, where teachers is a facilitator and not a lecturer. The approach works along the line of “Theory of Engagement” which believes that in a muti-graded, muti- level learning environment, every child need to be engaged in a learning activity and should actively participate in the learning process.