SARVAM conducted the Second Mid-Term Intensive Training Session for the English Access Microscholarship Program students, for 4 days, from December 27–30, 2018. This Mid-Term Session was conducted in two parts, in association with two external organizations. For the first two days, the Access students were trained on enhancing their speaking and writing skills by a team of skilled trainers from LIFE Academy, Coimbatore. For the second part of the training, Access students were taken to Pegasus Institute for Excellency for getting trained on interpersonal and personality development for two days.
Activities in the Training
On the first day, the Access students were given activities based on American and Indian sports. Several discussions and activities involving spoken and written English aptitude were carried out. These activities also helped students to understand US vis-à-vis Indian lifestyles and mentality. On the second day, activities related to the holidays and festivals celebrated in America and India was discussed. These sessions were helpful for Access students to enhance their speaking and writing proficiencies. These sessions also facilitated them to understand the culture and life of Americans in particular, and the Western world in general.
The second part of the training was a residential training where students stayed in Pegasus campus and learned various aspects for enhancing their life skills. It is for the first time in their life, all these Access students attended a residential camp and it provided them greater exposure.
At the end of the two days, the students were asked to share what they have learned and queries on how they could have done it better. This helped students to reflect upon what they have done during the activities. The trainers thanked SARVAM for the high motivation and eagerness to learn and absorb new lessons, Mr. Senthilkumar and Mrs. Chitra, Directors—SARVAM, thanked the trainers and the Pegasus officials for helping them in providing this wonderful training for the students.
The training also extremely useful and provided the students wider exposure about many new aspects of learning English. All the students expressed their gratitude and happiness for the different kinds of fun activities conducted during the four days.
Feedback from the Students
1. I would like to thank you for the well-organized training during the last four days. The content was very interesting and the discussions were truly inspiring. I particularly enjoyed the videos, which made the content easily understandable. Since I am a girl from a rural village, my parents never allowed me to go anywhere outside. But the first time I got the opportunity to stay in a new place and got the beautiful experience in my life. Please thank on my behalf everyone who was involved in the preparation and execution of the training. You have all done a wonderful job. I look forward to attend more trainings like these. I can tell you that this is my first and best experience in my life.
2. I just wanted to share my feedback on last week’s professional, beautiful, wonderful and well-presented training. I started from my home with an agitated feeling, but this training was completely different. The fact that almost everyone had the same feedback as mine proves just how powerful and influencing the training was. I was particularly impressed with the practical use of the material presented. The atmosphere, food and everything is wonderful. SARVAM and US Embassy have done a wonderful job. Thanks a lot!
3. I am really one of the lucky ones that got the chance to attend the Mid-Term Training that was held last week at Satyam and Pegasus. The training was absolutely superb and I genuinely enjoyed each and every moment of it. The content was extremely informative and incredibly useful. I have never attended any training before but now this one had such a strong impact on me that I would love to attend future training organized by you. You have done a wonderful job and I appreciate your efforts. I will surely explain about this training to all my classmates and friends. I pray to the God to give more and more opportunities like this to us.