As the participants left the room, you could tell by listening to their chit-chat, how meaningful the session was for them. This long-awaited workshop was led by Sagar Satyal, co-founder of My Emotions Matter, a values-based education company. We believe this experience has better equipped our students to generate possible responses to their physical and social environment and be inspired to make a choice about which one to use.
The students and the teachers were sad to say “Farewell” to Ankit on the 18th of February. Ankit has joined the British Gurkha training camp and will engage in rigorous training for the next six months before the selection process begins. In his final words with the group of students and teachers, Ankit shared how important and meaningful his time teaching at the Chelsea Center had been, adding that the Chelsea Center has been a platform for sharing ideas and an opportunity for so many to learn.
Debate on the topic “The Pen Is Mightier than the Sword” was organized by Kamal sir among his students. On this day all the class students in the whole building were invited to be an audience to see what a debate would be like. The students had prepared very well on their own on what they wanted to say.
“Saraswati Puja”, one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community was celebrated in the Chelsea Center. In this small celebration many students came and worshipped Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge.
“Picnic,” one of the most awaited days of the year, was organized for the adult students at the Chelsea Center. This year our destination was Nagarkot, an attractive place from where we could see peaceful snowy mountains. Without waiting for any particular occasion, we honored our students who have been reading here for more than three years with mugs and bags featuring the CECC logo. They enjoyed the moment dancing with their friends, filled with joy and good humor.
The founder of the Foundation for Sustainable Technology(FoST) led an awareness session on 'Waste Management -- Reuse and Recycle' for our women on December 5th(see photo on the left). So many of the women were interested in learning even more, we arranged a field trip to FoST's campus on January 20th so that they could participate in hands-on activities, including learning about solar cookers(photo on the right).