Thursday, November 24, 2011

Toybank gang reaches out to children in Turbhe!

Toybankers all set on a Tuesday morning to spend time with the little ones at Sathi in Turbhe!

Sathi is a non-profit organisation that runs 6 balwadi centre near Turbhe in Navi Mumbai. They also have other health projects for the children in that area. Sathi reaches out to 160 children from the lesser privileged families in Navi Mumbai.
Children from the Balwadis at Sathi were brought together on the 15th of November for a fun filled storytelling and interactive session! Being the first day of school the teachers expected only 40-50 children to show up. But when the teachers spread the news that the Toybank wagon is going to conduct a fun-filled event for the kiddos and give toys, there were 110 children at the centre who enjoyed the interaction with our volunteers!

Our volunteer Vishakha had got some awesome pictured story book of a caterpillar and a rat and various other stories. She narrated the stories one by one as the kiddos listened to her recitation  attentively  and repeated few actions and sounds after her!

Later the kids sang sweet songs and rhymes for us, like ‘Jack n Jill’, Chubby Cheeks, etc… in chorus!

At the end of the session a 5year old stood up to thank us to have come there and spent time with them.



All the children went back home with a precious gift – their toy! We also left loads of toys for the kiddos who couldn’t make it to the event.


Thank you Vishakha and Edgar for being a part of this event!
And a BIG THANKS to Vaishali and Meena teacher from Sathi to coordinate this event :)



Click here to catch some pics of the event!


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