*e x p a n d* completed its first batch last week. (For those who came in late – *e x p a n d* is part of *EVOLVE*, Kaleidoscope’s growth program for youngsters. It aims to equip children with the concepts, skills and belief systems to deal with the world around them – and which the education system does not provide! Read more>>)
On Sunday March 29, we had a valedictory session, where the participants, all aged between 10 and 14, presented their experiences of six months, with a whole lot of charts, slide decks, demos and very vocal, enthusiastic explanations.
Doting parents and other friends of Kaleidoscope came in expecting the usual open-house and were plesantly suprised at the enthusiastic lot and their articulate presentations on topics ranging from communication and balance to emotional literacy, career choices and visual language. Which, by the way, are all sessions that they had had in the *e x p a n d* classes. The range of topics and the confidence and clarity demonstrated by the presenters stood out in this event.
The audience response ranged from “I never knew my kid knew all that” to “I’m overwhelmed” to “Wish I’d had a course like this when I was a kid”. In fact, most of the topics covered under the *EVOLVE* program are applicable at all stages of life in one form or other – which makes it relevant to participants and audience, irrespective of their age.
We are very happy and proud of our first *e x p a n d* batch. We know they have learned a great deal. The process has been mind-blowingly enriching for us as well. And we know we are on the right track with this program.