Mumbai: While ringing in the festive season, Christmas celebrations were organised by Ampersand Group which powers state of art education content & delivery platforms to NGOs and Trusts that operates more than 700 balwadis of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) with an outreach of nearly 20,000 child beneficiaries.
Ampersand Group has been spreading the essence of positivity through activities and celebrations through various online initiatives from time to time as schools has enabled delivery platforms to be shifted to online learning due to Covid-19 which has led to the physical shutdown of educational institutions.
Ampersand Group launched the Christmas celebrations across to enable students in Balwadis to showcase their creativity and spread cheer through various initiatives such as making Christmas cards, singing Christmas carols, Secret Santa, Santa Says, drawing Christmas trees to list a few.
Ampersand Group has been instrumental in organising various such novel initiatives to keep up the spirits high as well as spread cheer among teachers and students alike. During the months of September and November respectively, students and teachers alike virtually participated in Teacher’s Day and Children’s Day activities respectively with students sharing videos and photographs of the same.
The MCGM balwadis teachers have been inspirational in conducting mammoth exercise considering the outreach and also posted messages for the students who they have been teaching over the past several years. As part of the Christmas celebrations, along with the balwadis of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, a similar initiative was also launched across 25 select Anganwadis in Nashik, which is currently operational under the public-private partnership (PPP) model with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD).
Vinesh Menon, Chief Executive Officer–Education, Skilling & Consultancy Services, Ampersand Group, said, “Students across India and the world have been deeply impacted by the loss of physical learning. Through the influx of digitalization, institutions have done their best in maintaining continuity in education delivery. However, it is unfortunate that our tiny tot children in pre schools have been deprived of the glee and spirit of physical activities and interaction with other students especially during festivals. This festive season, a special thanks and acknowledgement goes out to all our students who under the guidance of their parents and their teachers have participated in all our activities – right from Deepavali to Teacher’s Day, Children’s Day to Christmas and making every occasion special.”