The students finished the final term examinations on the 15th of March 2014. The teachers were given one week time to correct the answer copies and to submit the results. Even though there were no classes, the students stayed in Kishor Nagar and were engaged in different activities.
In the morning after breakfast spoken English classes were organised for all. The instructors (teachers and senior students) gave different exercises according to the level of the boys. It were really speaking exercises and everyone had to speak up.
The regular as well special work assignments followed after that. One extra work taken up was the re-consctruction of a part of the boundary wall, which had collapsed during the rainy season. We found that the foundation of the wall was too weak; hence we took help from two masons to build the base with good bricks and cement mortar. Above the ground we built with the old bricks and mud mortar.
In the morning hours two batches of students (class 9 and 8 – 45 students in each batch) went the Xavier Institute of Polytechnic and Technology (XIPT), where the staff taught them the basics of computers with hands on experience. We have only 5 computers for the students and those are reserved for the post matric students, doing either College or ITI. The computer lab in XIPT can accommodate 60 students in one batch and three staff were present to guide the students. As none of the students had every handled a computer, it took time for the students to pick up the basics.The classes continued for 5 days and the students are keen on continue their learning.
Whenever the boys had free time, they played the usual games, especially hockey and cricket. The small children practiced their jumping skills. Even it is not the season for playing football, there was a friendly football match with a team from Bargawan village.
Even though the new academic session begins on the 1st of April 2014, we have already started the classes and the boys will get a week vacation at Easter time.