Summer Readership Program, 2018

Details of Interns:

Name Designation College
Danish Usmani Manager Ramjas College
Sushant Kumar Manager Kirorimal College
Pritika Kainth Teacher Intern Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Kartik Gupta Teacher Intern Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
Anuj Sah Gupta Teacher Intern Ramjas College
Priyanka Singh Teacher Intern Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Mukti Singhai Teacher Intern Hansraj College
Shantanu Jha Library Designer Hindu College
Nikhil Mudgal Library Designer Hindu Collee


Primary School (Shree Timli Vidyapith) –

Day 1
1. Ice breaking session. (Sit Stand game)

2. Introduction of kids through paper ball game.

3. Played other games like ‘Aankh Micholi’. The children started to play brain games and solving puzzles by themselves.
Day 2
1. Classes assigned to the interns and did Level Grading.
2. Story-telling and English and Hindi Dictation.
3. Complete the picture and Story enactment.
4. Beginning with the word of the day activity. (The kids from now were made to memorize one or two English words per day)

Day 3
1. Began teaching through textbooks.
2. Learning names of animals which was followed by a session on states and capitals.
3. Played outdoor games, like Dog and the Bone, etc.
Day 4
1. Basic mathematics like sums on addition and multiplication for younger kids.
2. Word formation and other variants of the activity.
Day 5
1. Ascending and descending orders, counting techniques and learning tables.
2. Making children understand symmetry and mirror images.
3. Detailed introduction of nouns and playing with jumbled words
4. Rhyming game and introduction to homophones.
Day 6
1. Conduction of a library introduction workshop.
2. Introduction to verbs through tic-tac-toe.

Day 7
1. Movie screening (Kung Fu Panda)
2. Activities based on the movie screened. Exercises like picture interpretation, alternate endings, character sketches and ‘what would you do’ exercises. (discussion based)
Day 8
1. Session on Gender Sensitization and Women Empowerment.
2. Introduction to geometric shapes. Activity in which children had to draw animals through shapes.
Day 9
1. Competitions in academics and sports.
2. The children made a sketch on Rainy day.
Day 10
1. Rally for spreading awareness about the library and education in general.
2. Cultural Program, prize distribution.
3. Library Inauguration followed by closing session.
Government Inter College –

Day 1
1. Ice breaking session. General introduction with name, interest and hobbies.
2. Playing Kho-Kho and giving word of the day for vocabulary building.
3. Story completion.
Day 2
1. Neat categorization of students into respective classes and class allotment to interns.
2. Revision of previous word of the day followed by dictation.
3. Played Zip-Zap-Zop game.
4. Maths session which included basic mathematics operations and sums on BODMAS.
Day 3
1. Introduction to correct English and Hindi textbooks followed by chapter reading.
2. Chits and performance activity.
3. Revision of pronouns and articles.
4. Games like Speller Bee and The Crocodile Game.
Day 4
1. Introduction to world map.
2. Word completion activity.
3. Learning types of number systems.

Library Designing kick offs







Day 5
1. Use of Globe and revision of concepts already done.
Day 6
1. Library workshop was convened for the imminent opening of the library.
2. Activities relating to the issuing of books from a library.
Day 7
1. Movie Screening (Nil Batte Sannata – To highlight the importance of education despite hard circumstances and its sweet fruit)
2. Activities based on the movie screened. Exercises like picture interpretation, alternate endings, character sketches and ‘what would you do’ exercises. (discussion based)
Day 8
1. Enactment of short skit to make children aware of gender issues and equality therein.
2. Talk on Women Empowerment.
Day 9
1. An academics and sports test cum activity for students.
Day 10
1. Rally for spreading awareness about the library and education in general.
2. Cultural Program, prize distribution.
3. Library Inauguration followed by closing session.

Made a wall painting to bring home the point

Books Used
• A visit to the City Market Level -1
• Alice in Wonderland Level -1
• Nau Nanhe Pakshi Level -1
• Maya in a Mess Level -2
• Disney fairytale book Level -2
• Panchtantra ki Kahaniyaan Level -3
• Short Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Level -3

Number of children impacted & level assignment

Primary School –
Mukti: LKG & UKG 4 Students
Anuj & Priyanka: 1 & 2 8 Students
Kartik & Pritika: 3, 4 & 5 9 Students

Government School –
Mukti: 6th 10 Students
Anuj & Priyanka: 7th 7 Students
Kartik & Pritika: 8th 11 Students
Day 1 (29th May)
The workshop commenced on 29th of May. The very first day of the interns meeting with the kids went down very well. Unaware of the timings the children of both schools came at the same time so the interns had to be divided to handle the situation. The kids of primary section were asked to give basic introduction by playing a simple game. They were made to sit in a circle and a paper ball was given to one of the children. He/she had to come to the centre and state five points about themselves, thereafter had to pass the ball to some other child, who then introduced himself.
The kids of the Government Inter College (GIC) were divided into two groups. One of the groups after general icebreaking was made to play “Red Letter Game” and the other group had its icebreaking in an interesting manner. Two good friends were asked to come in the front and instead of introducing themselves had to say five things about each other, which were later verified by the companion.
After the icebreaking session the interns were allocated respective classes that they had to deal with. Subsequent meetings were held to discuss important issues like Level Grading, Personalised Attention to students or the workshops that had to be conducted like the library introduction, Gender Sensitisation and Movie Screening, etc.

Day 2 (30th May)

Day 3 (31st May)
Interns begin working on the prescribed textbooks. Inspection of the kids, the problems they face coming to school and playing some games.
Day 4 (1st June)
Due to heavy rainfall in the morning the turnout of the children is quite low so the classes are clubbed together and Map introduction is done. The place for setting up the Library is allotted and library designers begin their work.

Day 5 (2nd June)
Due to poor weather conditions the strength of the children still suffers but the workshop continues.
Day 6 (3rd June)
The children are introduced to the concept of a library through a library introduction session and later in the day Kitaab interns visit nearby villages to invite children for further workshops.

Day 7 (4th June)
Movie Screening and other activities. Saw a good turnout of students.
Day 8 (5th June)
The interns found out that there was biasing going on among the students. So acted out a skit demonstrating women empowerment in front of the kids.`
Day 9 (6th June)
Competitions were held in both academics and sports sector. Library designing completed for the inauguration on the following day.

Day 10 (7th June)
The final day saw Rally for awareness, Library inauguration, followed by prize distribution and some cultural events. The workshop ended with a teary eyed farewell.

Note from Managers:
It was observed that there was communication lapse between the school and the students. Some of the students from nearby villages were not even aware of the Summer Camp being organized. They only knew it from the fact that it had already been organized in the last years but were not sure about the exact date and time of this year’s program. From a survey conducted it was observed that most of the parents in the village were quite willing to send their children to Kitaab’s Summer Readership Program. It should be kept in mind from next year to conduct an awareness drive about the camp in the nearby villages on the very first day.
The weather conditions played a spoilsport and the monsoons arriving caused a major hurdle in this year’s program. Also, water was literally scarce. Had to fetch water in the morning.
The idea of English worksheets failed. The worksheets need to be in Hindi for the children to comprehend and solve them.
The students of 6th and 7th standard in the GIC are very bright and talented. If worked upon they can excel in various fields.
In all, the children are quite willing to study and very keen on learning new things. They have lot of potential and benefit a lot from Kitaab’s Readership program.

KITAAB: love of reading