Is it making a different commitment to learning?
Is it an effort to create a unique learning environment
Where the children do not lose their sense of wonder and feeling of belongingness?
Is it a quest to create an urge in the students to put all of them,
Mind, body and spirit into everything they do?
Is it creativity unlimited?
Or exploring the unexplored deep sea of knowledge?
Constructing a tree house on the branches of a lofty banyan tree,
Is the first flight of steps they took to reach the land of imagination.
Where the ‘gardeners’ have succeeded in blossoming a thousand flowers
In the ‘garden’ of aspiration and creation.
Their mental faculties stretched to new dizzy heights in the ‘Brain-gym’ sessions,
While carpentry challenged them with logical and spatial lessons.
Their passion and perseverance
Rallying them to work as a team.
Nurturing them are their mentors in the process of living out their dreams.
So, isn’t “inventuring” a new adventure for the learners
To venture into an exploratory and expanded domain of learning?
Mentors do not let this zeal to stop burning,
For in their eyes we also see our own dreams shaping.
We mentors are keen on imparting lifelong skills to our future generation,
But aren’t skills also acquired through exploration and innovation?
Allow the children to observe, wonder and explore,
Don’t clip their wings, don’t stunt their growth,
For only a free body and spirit can dare to soar!
Ms Shikha Roy,