Mrugank, Vinesh, Mohit and Kushaj from DPS School children along with their parents and a few other Toybankers distributed toys to 46 children at Dakshina School in Viman Nagar, Pune on 6th August 2011.
Here is what our little Toybankers(from 4th Std) from DPS school have to say:
Mrugank: As a part of La Benevolat Project, me and my friends have chosen to work with Toybank. We were introduced to Toybank and oriented about its activites by Avni Pattani. We saw a video of little children like ourselves who were well nurtured and cared for; on the other hand there were children who had to work for a living. I felt very sad for the little children who could not play and had to work so hard. So we decided to do our lit bit to bring smiles to those little children and give them toys collected by Toybank.
After orientationafter which the first task assigned to us was of cleaning, segregating and wrapping toys for children in the age group of 2-5 years. We segergated toddler toys, put together puzzles and toys which were not in good condition were scrapped. Once the toys were wrapped we were eagerly looking forward to the next weekend when we would get an opportunity to give them to the children.
Vinesh: I felt very happy doing Toybank activities. This experience of segregating and distributing toys to less privileged children has taught me to take care of my own things and appreciate what I have. i also understand that I should share my toys with other children.
Mohit: Once we decided to work on Toybank project, Ms Avni Pattani showed us a small video about children.In the video there we saw both wealthy and poor people. We saw that all well-to-do families were having fun, while a baby from the lesser privileged families was bitten by a snake and had no help.The clip in the video touched us and then Avni aunty explained to us how we could do something for the lesser privileged children. After watching the video we cleaned and wrapped toys for small children studying in Dakshina School. Though it took a lot of time and efforts to segregate , clean and wrap toys we all enjoyed a lot.
Kushaj: On 6th August afternoon, we all gathered and started for Dakshina School. it was a nice and different experience. I was not sure how the children would feel when we taught them. As we entered the school we saw a lot of small children. As soon as we started singing rhymes the children started laughing and enjoying. We sang rhymes like ' Machli Jal ki rani hai, Lakkadi ki kathi, Jack n Jilll and some more that children already knew. We also taught them actions for the songs and it was a lot of fun teaching them some more rhymes. Then we distributed wrapped toys and biscuits to the school. It felt so good to see that we had helped bring a smile to these children. I am looking forward to next Toybank activity
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