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The joy of singing….

On World Music Day, Vatsal Chaya kids presented a feast of songs to an open audience at the scenic Lake Club courtesy Chandigarh Tourism which gave an opportunity to our kids to showcase their musical talent.Music is an integral part of our curriculum because of its intrinsic beauty and the multiple skills learnt in creative, social, emotional and cognitive spheres.

Raje has been singing on the tambourine on bus routes since he was 9 and supporting his family with the alms he gets. Now new pathways of education and apprenticeship have made music a joyful subject in school. — at Sukhna Lake Club.

Little Karan is just 8 and exploring the congo and holding his own in the ensemble

Dainik Bhaskar Pride Awards 2014

awards and recognition are happy milestones, energising moments,raising flagging spirits when the terrain gets hostile ,but most of all giving hope of a community increasingly engaged and informed…

sign campaign-motivating voters from all walks of life

Building Civic Values & Community Engagement in young minds..

Building Civic Values & Community Engagement in young minds..

As India goes to polls in a gigantic democratic exercise, easily the largest and mind boggling size in the world, low voter turn out is a serious problem and has to be tackled. Vatsal Chaya joined hands with local government efforts as official partners to build voter motivation in our region. Many Access students had a wonderful time experiencing democratic values in action, citizenship, and advocacy and motivating the community. Chandigarh administration is determined to have the highest voting percentage in the country and we are happy to contribute our efforts. The many facets of our voter motivation campaign ….from mothers with baby and pram, beribbioned bus ride, parades, poster making , person to person meetings,singing, cycling….phew!! Not to mention some curious geese too at the scenic Sukhna Lake!!

Youthful Volunteers from different parts of the world

Making the world a little brighter , a little happier…Student volunteers bring a certain brightness to everyday schoolwork..they are here to teach,each from diverse regions and cultures but sharing a common interest in giving their time and effort and affection to children not so fortunate in life.

A Green Inspiration ….. Recycle Day Nov 15,2013

English Access Chandigarh, celebrated Recycling Day in consonance with America Recycles Day , Nov 15,2013 to help raise awareness about the need to reduce waste by reusing, recycling, and buying recycled-content products.

— at Rock Garden, Chandigarh.

Morning Assembly

the weather is kinder now and the morning assembly of the first shift is pleasant .The assembly is valuable for us as prayers and national anthem is followed by oral learning some warming up and a lot of feeling part of a happy school experience

Mothers …looking for a better life for their children

The mothers outreach continues, this time at Col No 4 , an innocuous name for the 2nd largest slum of Chandigarh. Our monthly Health Camp was held at the same time as there are large numbers of children and mothers with very poor health.Malnutrition and low immunity is one of the reasons out of school children suffer impaired cognitive ability and erratic attendance and soon drop out. We provide full follow up and free medication and medical staff from a reputed hospital.

A bright evening ,a brilliant performance ,beaming kids &mothers

the mothers motivational week culminated in a beautiful finale with Malini Awasthi regaling a full house of out of school children and their mothers with her amazing voice and beautiful personality. The children were bouncing in their seats and ready to dance in the aisles! The folk songs delighted the mothers especially .