School Skills Program
Major Akshay Girish Memorial Trust works to encourage school students to explore the concept of ‘Service to the Nation’. To motivate adolescent children from Governmnet Schools to be inspired by real life heroes in diverse fields while enhancing skills needed to become capable, caring, fit and motivated citizens. The classes are held once a month, usually on a Saturday, for one and half hours. The sessions are interactive with all students encouraged to participate. It is also activity-based learning with use of audio-visual aids and exposure visits.
The sessions focus on the following.
- Information on national days and events, uniformed services and real-life stories of heroes & achievers who have contributed to the nation.
- Communication (in English, Hindi). This includes reading, comprehension, pronunciation, exposure to new words and phrases, patriotic songs.
- Physical activity & exposure visits. The games involve effective communication, team work, team spirit, passion to win and fair play. Contests related to Indian war victories, and Independence Day, Exposure visit to training centres (CRPF, BSF, PRTC) and participation in Vijay Diwas celebrations are also facilitated.
It gives us great pleasure to share that the poster of a student Pratibha of 10th class from Government High School Dodballapura in Karnataka was selected by veteran Col A J Raina to become the poster of his published book of true stories from 1971 War.
MAGMT sponsored the participation of 14 children from different family backgrounds to interact and experience a 3 day residential ‘Boot Camp’ organised by Veteran Col Pandey at Camp Vama, Bengaluru. Girls and boys in the 8 to 14 age group learnt a lot and loved every minute at the camp.