“Kalakriti- Where Stories Come to Life” is Communicare Trust’s take on creative learning.
Through Kalakriti, we aim to sensitize and spread awareness among students of all age groups through imaginative thinking about waste management.
Considering the growing importance of waste management in the current global scenario, it becomes extremely influential to start teaching students about the magnitude of waste management and waste segregation from a very early age.
The initiative looks to create socially responsible citizens in the future and in the process evoke creative and illustrative skills of the young minds in our society. The process involves collaboration of students from different age groups and given its multidisciplinary nature, the project aims to promote group learning and team work between groups and cycles, strengthening the ties between students, blurring the role of authorship in favour of creative cooperation.
The project is to be implemented in the school, a path of dialogue, both internally and with external entities creating an interesting product with a message, where the means used can build bridges with parents and the community in general.
16 November 2016
The first workshop was held on 16th November 2016. The project began with Santo Miguel school .
Ann Barreto, Mafatinha Jacques, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz and Nalini spoke to the students about waste: the difference between dry and wet waste, with numerous examples. Students were asked to give a chance to allow waste to become a super-hero and a villain. The activity created a buzz and saw trees and fruits emerge as super-heroes, while fish bones, narkasurs etc were portrayed as villains.
The Give Goa group from Goa Institute of Management also joined in at Santo Miguel. Standard five students created stories using super-heroes and villains. And indeed we were amazed at the kind of stories that these children came up with.
Soon the 6th std students will give these stories created by standard five students life through illustrations. More work and fun will continue till February when we a book, will be published.
A big thank you to John Rodrigues and Camilo for giving us this opportunity. It is going to be a wonderful journey.
24-25 November 2016
The second project was held on 24th-25 November 2016. This was in continuation of the first Kalikriti project. The second project was – the making of a book on waste management with the illustrations. Students of standard 6 listened to stories written by the standard 5 students and were asked to give life to these stories by imagining the same with pictures.
A big Thank you to the Goa Institute of management students (GiveGoa team) and Loretti Pinto – well known painter in Goa – who guided the students in this important phase of the project.
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