Staff Reporter –
World Youth Skill Day today, children from 14 Samagra Shiksha Mission schools participated in Skill Exhibition. The Exhibition was organized by Tomorrow’s Foundation and supported by Salaam Bombay Foundation in association with Samagra Shiksha Mission, Kolkata. Some participating schools were Janakalyan Shiksha Sadan, Sahapur Girls’ High School, Prantapally Boys, Behala Girls’ School among others. Mr. Sunder Bandyopadhyay, Samagra Shiksha Mission graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.The students showcased their talent and wonderful work at the Skill Exhibition. The students presented their skills live at the exhibition on computer hardware
repairing, mobile repairing, jewellery designing and makeup artistry. Other than this, the children displayed robotics & electronics models along with graphic designing samples. The excitement among the students was palpable. The project is aimed to support the dreams of underprivileged students. Every individual child has unique needs and not everyone is inclined academically. The skill training programme has been designed to support every child and help them to earn their living. Started since September, 2017 till April 2018 this skills@school Project has facilitated a total number of 1500+ students of class IX from 21 government schools of Kolkata under Total Literacy Mission (Samagra Siksha Mission).Mr Sunder Bandyopadhyay from Samagra Shiksha Mission comments,” The showcase of talent makes me proud. I am delighted to be present on this occasion. Children are the future citizens of the country and I am glad to see that they are headed in the right path.” Headmasters of Schools were also present to encourage the children. Mr Arup Ghosh, Co- founder and Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Foundation comments,” I thank Mr. Sunder Bandyapadhyay, Samagra Shiksha mission, Kolkata for gracing the exhibition and motivating the creativity of children. The children have shown keen interest in their passion and we are happy to support them .