Sri Aurobindo Rural & Village Action & Movement (SARVAM, an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society) has been conducting English Access Microscholarship Programme since 2013, through which the students in the village learn English language through varied activities and mediums. This Program is being conducted in association with US Consulate, Regional English Language Office (RELO) and FHI 360 for the village students. As a part of the Access Program, nearly 450 village students have learned spoken and written English fluently.
Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday, celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American Labor Movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. To commemorate this day, on September 2, 2018, the 100 students currently undergoing English classes under the English Access Program created posters and wrote slogans, paying a tribute to the contribution of labor all over the world in all fields of human progress and growth.
The English trainers at SARVAM first held classes to explain to the students the significance of the day and then helped them to conceptualize and then write unique, out-of-the box, catchy phrases and quotes, which were then put down on attractively designed posters.
This supplementary and enhancement activity helped the students practice their English as well as adding to their general knowledge. This was a perfect example of ‘learning with fun’ activity.