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Day 3 – The Sunshine Children Festival – Developing Young Minds

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Location : Ningthoukhong Model school, Bishnupur 

June 14, 2013 – Day 3 : Today’s programs include

1.  Introducing to technology and computers to the students. Almost all of these children’s are from families that can’t afford even a small TV.

2. Noted journalist, Yumnam Rupachandra interacting with one of the children. A moment in the life of differently-able children was sharing her aim and ambition to be an Army officer and a dancer with the journalist. The smile shows her ‘resilience’ despite all the struggles and challenges.

3. Children are enjoying the skills and talents of young cyclist.

This festival caters to some of the most disadvantaged children of our society. Out of the ~500 students participated, 200 of the children doesn’t have formal education as they have to look after their families, engage in jobs like fishing, helpers at home, jobs in hotels etc 

Another 80 of the children doesn’t have mother or father or both.

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Photo Credit: The Sunshine Children Festival 

About the Festival:

The Sunshine children festival is a festival where many children in the age group 7-13 years and are from the most economically disadvantaged section of our society. Focus are on children who are presently out of school or a formal education program and efforts are been made so that this wonderful children would have the chance to experience a learning atmosphere which is enjoyable and enriching and hopefully give them the impetus to be part of schools that impart formal education .

Let’s hope the Sun shines on these beautiful children who would one day be part of a platform that decides and moved our society 

The sunshine children festival is an initiative of some very hardworking individuals who wish to inculcate developed an education system where the learning experience is one that develop young minds into proud responsible citizens.

Find more information at https://www.facebook.com/Sunshinechildrenfestival

 

 

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