Be Part of rockNoida'11!!

Posted: Jul 28, 2011 by NUS SSWS in Labels:

Want to be a ROCKER and make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children??


2 of our previous team members with the children living in the slum

rocknoida’11 is a 14 day YEP which is going to be held in December 2011. It is a follow up project to rocknoida’10.  For the latter project, some of the issues that we noticed about the community include the lack of basic amenities such as proper shelter, sanitization, safety and nutrition. There were also concerns raised by the volunteers who informed us that parents generally see education as secondary, compared to earning money to meet their basic needs.

While rockNoida’10 was more focused at engaging children from the Prayas slum community, the main objective of this year’s project will be engaging family and getting their involvement in supporting their children’s education. Throughout the 14 days, we will be doing a mini renovation for the two classrooms which the children go to for their lessons with the volunteers. We hope to make the classroom a more vibrant and conducive environment for the children to study in. Apart from that, we are also going to conduct fun and enriching workshops that include English, Math, Arts & Craft, Music, Dance and Drama.

On top of that, we will be conducting home visits to selected families, hoping to engage with more families as well as to involve them in our activities. With the help of local volunteers, we hope to learn more about their situation and spread the message of the importance of their children’s education.

Visit NUS Humanitarian Affairs (NUSHA) website for pictures and more of rockNoida '10!

E-mail us to find out more about the upcoming trip!