The Children have improved a lot in terms of their learning power, understanding capacity, writing skills, memorizing ability etc. The children of 1st to 9th standards have completed their Annual exams on the 12th of April 2019. The Annual exams for these children started much in advance since the Parliamentary Election in India started from 18th April 2019 in Tamil Nadu and the elections end of 19th May 2019 to be conducted into 7 phases on various dates in all States of India. We firmly believe that all the children at home are positively expected to score high marks in all academic subjects in the forthcoming Academic Annual Exams.
Status of Children of 10th 11th and 12th standards in the govt. exams which are on the process at present.
As we had mentioned in the previous report, the Govt. exams for the children of 10th, 11th and 12th standard started from 1st of March 2019 onwards and ended by 23rd of March 2019.
The management had arranged and conducted special coaching on their respective academic subjects at home by engaging subject wise private teachers during all Saturdays and Sundays before commencing the govt. exams. The special coaching on all academic subjects had really encouraged, boosted and much more helpful to all children to attend to the govt. exams so as to score high marks in all their academic subjects.
Visit of Rev.Fr.Marijn and his cousin Ms.Lieke, her husband Mr. Bas and their 2 daughters to the childrens’ Home at Vedapatti on 4th and 5th of March 2019. Based on the prior intimation given by Rev.Fr.Marijn, Fr.A.Samson warmly welcomed the entire team consisted of Rev.Fr.Marijn and his cousin Ms.Lieke, her husband Mr. Bas and their 2 daughters Floortje(16) and Fraukje(14) to our Dindigul Diocese on 04.03.2019.
The 2 days i.e 4th and 5th of March 2019 on which they have made their presence and the stay at our Dindigul diocese and at our children’s home at Vedapatti are ever rememberable days and their presence had really made our Bishop, the Director, the Priests at Bishop’s house, and all the children, Sisters and Wardens at Vedapatti home delighted and cheer.
During the purposeful visit of Fr. Marijn and his cousin’s family to the home of Children at Vedapatti, had made an on the spot study on the infrastructures established at home such as computers, music instruments, sewing machines etc; and the utilization of the same by the children and other outsiders (dropout girls) and satisfied over the same.
Afterwards they went around the entire home i.e dormitory , refectory of children, chapel, sisters’ refectory, hall, garden, playground, kitchen, toilets etc; Fr.Marijn made positive comments that the entire atmosphere cum appearance have changed and everything is maintained well after the sister’s coming to the home.
Followed by that, cultural programmes were held in which the guests were honoured with shawls and greetings and the children performed various cultural programmes such as dances, songs etc; and made the guests happy and cheer. Followed by the cultural programmes, the guests started interacting and sharing of mutual joy and happiness with children and the children received the blessings of Fr.Marijn and his cousin’s family members. During the joyful occasion, Fr.Marijn and his cousin’s family donated Audio visual equipments (Mike-set and speakers) as a token of their love for the use of the children at home. Fr.Marijn and his team of cousin’s family had an interaction with the trainees (girls) of Tailoring course which was contributed by the foundation.
Dindigul Diocese had arranged for the stay, food, conveyance etc; of the guests during the 2 days i.e on 4th and 5th of March 2019. To conclude, Fr.Marijn and his cousin’s family had felt much satisfaction on the various events / programmes in which they had participated during the 2 days and expressed their wishes and greetings to the loving children of home at Vedapatti, Warden, Sisters, Director and the Bishop.
In view of upgrading the skills of the girl children of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standards, they all were conducted with vocational courses on computer, tailoring, beautician etc; on all Saturdays and Sundays and on all govt. holidays. These courses are being conducted by experienced cum qualified tutors more effectively and fruitfully. Now, these vocational courses are on the progress and process of learning by the girl children and would continue till they learn on the full courses. As per our keen observations and study, the girl children are gradually, slowly but steadily learning and acquiring adequate skills cum knowledge on the subject courses. We firmly believe that the subject vocational courses would surely extend a helping hand to get adequate regular employments / self-employments to those who would be unaffordable to undergo on further academic / medical, technical studies due to various reasons after completion of the 12th standard.
The children are involving on “Yoga” practice on all Saturdays and Sundays and they really feel that this practice make them happy and peace to both their mind and body and also help them to focus cum concentrate on their academic studies and all other daily affairs. Similarly, gardening and games (indoor and outdoor games) activities in which the children are involving everyday in the evening hours enables them to feel energetic cum freshness to their body and mind including to maintain their health properly.
With the sole aim of transforming the children of home into multi-talented/ multi capacitated children with adequate rationalizing capacity apart from concentration on their academic studies, they are conducted on various talents / capacity development classes aiming at further strengthening of their existing skills / knowledge on certain general subjects including State, National and International Level Leaders, History, Geography etc.
Added to these, the children are being conducted on certain knowledge developing competitions as well as competitions on singing, dancing, drawing, poem reciting, essay writing, elocution etc; periodically (monthly) in view of enabling them to become capable of efficient cum skillful children at present as well as in the future too.