This Rakshabandhan, UPAY joined hands with Khushiyan – Connecting Helping Hands to hold a Rakhi making workshop at UPAY’s Sohna Road centre. The children were treated to a special class where they learned how to make rakhis. This idea was formulated by Rohit Gupta, Khushiyan President. The objective of this workshop was to engage the children in an activity that would encourage their individuality through a structured project that is fun for the children. The children had an opportunity to exercise their creativity as they made colorful and quirky rakhis, with the help and guidance of Khushiyan and UPAY volunteers.
Khushiyan brought materials and over fifty children were divided into groups. They made beautiful rakhis, and visibly enjoyed the activity. “They were happy and excited,” says Shivani, an UPAY volunteer. “Every child is gifted. Through such workshops, they receive the opportunity to showcase their talent.”
Anshul Gaur, UPAY’s Gurgaon operations Head said, “Such workshops are important for children as they provide a break in the normal, everyday studying. Extra-curriculars that promote not only the creativity of children but also such festivals greatly contribute to the child’s development. And of course, the children thoroughly enjoy it!”
Though this was Khushiyan’s first workshop with us, they have donated stationery at UPAY centres in the past. Given the fruitful experience that both the our volunteers and the children had, we hope to conduct many more such activities in the future. Apart from our Reach and Teach classes, it’s great to give the children an opportunity to learn other skills in an interactive and engaging manner! Happy Rakshabandhan!