Storytelling Workshop by Storywallahs

Collab House, in association with Storywallahs, hosted a storytelling workshop on the 8th of October. Nupur Aggarwal from Storywallahs was the facilitator.

The workshop was focused on learning to tell stories to children. The participants learned why storytelling is the most powerful form of communication and how stories can be structured. They also understood how to give voice to a story and how to hook the listeners to their stories by using props, gest, and expressions.

 

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It was a 6-hour long workshop. There were teachers, parents, and enthusiasts. By the end of the day, each participant discovered their personal style of storytelling.

Nupur shared some great insights on storytelling, some of which are ‘Stories can teach us empathy’ and ‘Stories help us understand and subdue hatred’.

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Storytelling Workshop by Storywallahs

Volunteer at the Kids Coding Camp!

Kids Coding Camp is a project to teach Government/Low income private school kids basics of internet, website designing and coding.
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Collab House and Camp Diaries are piloting a Coding Camp for Kids over 3 weekends.

GOAL:
50 students of different abilities would be selected for the pilot project in May and June. They should be able to learn the basics of website designing and coding by the end of 3 weekends.  Students will be able to design a basic website by the end of that last day.

GET INVOLVED!

Apply now to become a volunteer:  bit.ly/KidsCodingCamp2017

Deadline to apply: Sunday, 4th June 2017

Next Steps:
Applications Start         – May 7th
Telephonic Interviews – June 3rd onwards for shortlisted volunteers
Teacher Training           –  June 5th and 6th (Time and Venue to be confirmed later)

TIMELINE: Total 6 days of teaching + 2 days of training (Only Saturdays and Sundays)

STUDENTS TRAINING CAMP:
3 Weekends (~ 6 days, 4 hours per day)

WHO CAN APPLY?
We’re looking for ~ 20 passionate volunteers to pilot this project.

If you wish to teach kids computers and coding, this is a great opportunity.

Skills you must possess?

  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Aptitude to learn coding
  • Willingness to change lives
  • Patience and love!
  • What else?
- A laptop or the ability to borrow one on the weekends.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM:

  • All the selected volunteers will be trained over a weekend for the content and on how to manage and teach kids.
  • Each person will have 3 to 4 kids at a time.
  • You will be going to the schools and teaching the kids out in the open with hotspot or dongle internet.
  • 3 weekends will be devoted to a set of kids and then results will be analyzed.

EXPECTED OUTCOME:

  • Increased coding aptitude in all the kids. (With some passionate about it)
  • Concentration and patience should be developed in the students through the whole course.
  • Impact of the “Culture of Achievement” and “Rigour” strand on the Student Vision Scale used by Teach for India.

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WHAT DO YOU GET:

  • An opportunity inspire and empower schools kids with no access to technology. Make them dream!
  • Opportunity to collaborate with and learn from leaders from Teach For India, Collab House and Camp Diaries.
  • Meet inspiring people and create impact this summer.
  • Get a Letter of Appreciation and enhance your resume!
  • And the satisfaction of teaching the kids 🙂

PARTNERS:
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Volunteer at the Kids Coding Camp!

Clay modelling workshop for Kids

 

Art and Craft has been one of the major focuses at Collab House. Whilst engaging creatives minds all the time, we have now thought of going the extra mile to make a way for kids to showcase their skills in art and craft.

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Collab House hosted a workshop on clay modelling for kids on 21st February 2016. Fabulous day it was, with kids playing and jumping around with play dough in their hands, making different shapes and models.

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Prandeep Gyanveer is a design student from IIT Bombay and now works in a renowned MNC,  out of his interest in teaching people about this amazing art, he has come down all the way to Hyderabad to teach these little and lovely creatures.

The session started off with 12 kids. Not to mention their innocent and question marked faces. They might not know what they are going to do for the next 3 hours but we could see their eyes lit up with joy as soon as we started distributing play dough. We could see the variations in expressions on their faces while every unwrapping every new colour(clay).

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Imagination has been the next task for them on how to design the models using clay. They were supposed to make a snail, tortoise, burger and potato monster for the day, as planned by Prandeep. Kids had an entirely different view of making these designs, though they are ultra creative, initially they needed some help form Prandeep. Their genuine questions with charming expressions were worth answering. Their hands were worth watching while they creatively roll, twist and trim the clay to make colourful models.

 

They had their own names for the models that they were making. They seemed sensible and self convincing for the reason of the changes that they have made to the original design of these models. These answers were so cute that we had no choice other than watching them make the complete design, giving them time to shape out their imagination.

The session was half way and the kids were apparently tired and an essential 10 minute break was taken for refreshments. They got some time to stretch their bodies and before finishing off the designs.

 

The kids got the rapport with the clay in the second session and their fingers seemed attained the proficiency in making perfect shapes out of the coloured clay. They has got the secret sauce on how to make the model more expressive and colourful. They made smiling snails, innocent tortoises and scary monsters. They also made burgers with crazy coloured combination of  bread and patty. The finished models were colourful and expressive.

 

 

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Starting from left, Family of snakes, Caterpillar, Hippo, Pizza, Chick, Snail, Tortoise, Three eyed monster

 

On the other side of the picture we could notice that the kids had some unique innate characteristics. We had a ‘keep calm and finish off the work’ kind of a kid, ‘Ghar jaake kar lengey’ kind of a kid, Perfectionist sisters, Frugal kid(using minimal amount of clay to make fabulous designs), ‘Mix everything up for a new colour’ kind of a kid and many more.

The workshop had a fantastic conclusion with everyone of them exhibiting the models made by them.

 

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Cuteness overloaded.

If I had to choose only one word to describe the workshop, I would rather not use any word, since this event can’t be expressed using a single word.

 

What? A workshop on clay modelling for kids by Prandeep Gyanveer

Why? To incorporate a creative edge to kids by making them design models

When? 21st February 2016

 

Clay modelling workshop for Kids