Towards the end of October, children were very busy as there were just few days round the corner before the Diwali holidays. Children made the best use of their time in school. We had six volunteers who joined and assisted us during the month. Children enjoyed the activities that were involved during the afternoon sessions, especially football and the woodwork classes. Tailoring and other handcraft activities were in topmost gear as they have been preparing for the opening of El Shaddai’s new outlet ‘TWIST’ and also ensuring that the seasonal sale in the flea market is smooth. Football coaching is also gaining momentum as the selected lot has now learnt some of the basic skills of ball passing. On 21st October we had Science quiz competition among the group level and we also conducted a surprise mock fire drill to check the alertness of the staff and students. Staff meetings were held on Fridays as usual.
In the junior competition, Neptune was adjudged the winner in boy’s section for their heart throbbing number ‘Rickshawala’ and Saturn was the runner-up. Mars group was adjudged the winner in the girl’s category and Saturn group was the runner-up.
Our senior boys and girls had done all the spadework to get the dance steps for their respective groups. We congratulate all of them for their good work.
We also had two volunteers from Denmark Ms Josephine Lorentsen & Sofie Lystoft and also volunteers from UK, Sarah Chairs and Leah Mardon who joined us in volunteering in the lower classes and were also involved in various activities in the school. Samantha from UK also volunteered in the office and took painting classes for the children.
Many more of the children have the desire to join the coaching classes but are unable to do so at the moment due to lack of sufficient football kits. El Shaddai has a dream to see a competent football team blossoming from within. We would therefore like to appeal to all our football lovers to donate generously towards a cause that is dear to our children and will be remembered for a long time to come.
Presently the football coaching is getting intensive and the students are now getting prepared to play exhibition matches with other teams. Our team El Shaddai United played an exhibition match with Calangute team this month. This gave them a good exposure outside and we will be having more matches very soon.
ns from 1st November onwards, the School will re-open on the 21st November. A rally against Child Abuse will be organized at Panjim on 19th November. Our children will be participating in the child abuse awareness programme which will be held after the rally. Thereafter the children’s Fantasia show has been planned on 30th November at the Shanti Niketan School venue