Gurgaon, India, October 25, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The journey of the second edition of “Dastak - A clarion call by young minds” is finally reaching the final stage and will conclude when these children perform on 28th October at Epicentre. They plan to make you hear the unforgettable, see the memorable and make you experience their innovative ideas taking form.
Dastak, an initiative of ELNA was launched last year with a vision of developing core life skills of the students by integrating co-curricular with curricular activities. It is developed with an objective of giving school children a means to express their ideas and solutions to the society through theatre. Dastak helps students connect with their social environment and use the knowledge learnt in class to finding solutions to the problems existing in the society.
Last year Dastak saw 10 schools with over 800 students participating. This year, 7 prestigious schools of Gurgaon are participating with over 600 students being a part of it. Also, Dastak has travelled to Lucknow, wherein 8 schools are participating with more than 1500 students.
This year ELNA also experimented with Dastak and brought rural school also in its gambit, with developing Rural Dastak which happened in Bandhwadi Village in Gurgoan District and culminated in August 2015. More than 100 students were a part of the Rural Dastak workshops.
This is an all children show, where every aspect is being created by children starting from stories writing to scripting to acting. Teachers are merely facilitators and sometimes spectators enjoying their children do what they have been doing for them all these years. The themes for this year’s Dastak are “Swachh Bharat” and “Drug Prevention.”
The participating schools are:
1. Amity International School 43,
2. Amity International School 46,
3. American Public School,
4. Ajanta Public School,
5. Shalom Hills International,
6. Shiv Nadar School,
7. The Maurya School
Dastak – A clarion Call by young minds is a CSR initiative of ELNA. It is an innovative approach of educating students from schools, with intensive, innovative and interactive workshops resulting in stories and drawings culminating in street plays, and help us take a step forward towards our vision of bringing education live. Dastak is a step towards bridging this gap created by modern day education. It brings children face to face with social issues confronting the society and gives them a hands-on experience on finding solutions, through the medium of visual and performing art.
ELNA – Experiential Learning via Nature-based Activity) is a social enterprise which aims in transforming children from a passive learner into an achiever. ELNA has been involved in holding workshop for teachers, value based school programs which helps the student connect their social environment with their academics.Dastak is one such step forward in creating value based education in an informal way.