Students get tech-savvy with DHL Express’ Computer Workshops
DP DHL team has been a constant supporter of the Teach For India movement. In the month of February and March, the DHL Express team from Chennai spread the joy of learning by conducting two computer workshops for around 25 enthusiastic 4th grade students at Chennai Primary School Kannamapet.
On March 19th, 5 volunteers from the DHL Express team visited the Chennai Primary School Kannamapet with the second installment of Computer workshops planned for students in Grade 4, with the support of four Teach For India Fellows. The session started off on a really high note with the team outlining the basics of computers followed by work time for students to practice what they had learned. Students had the opportunity to work with laptops on basic applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Paint. Aside from laptops, the DHL team also brought along peripherals such as keyboards, CD’s and mouse to help students have a sensory perception of the various parts of a computer. This was followed by a high energy quiz to check for students’ understanding of the content. The day ended with a screening of DHL team’s performance at the International Mime Competition. One of the DHL team members connected the values depicted in the performance with habits that the students could inculcate in their daily lives. It was a day filled with joy and learning for the students and the mentors that had everyone leaving with a smile on their face!
The session was followed by a note from the volunteer who led the session:
“I would like to extend a big “THANK YOU” for giving us a reason to cherish the experience. We have always believed that we are a part of this society and we have a role to play. Our association with Teach For India helps us cater society at large, especially to the most sensitive area – Education for all. We are in sync with your vision.
The entire TFI Team (Ranjani, Alphonse, Jyoti, Alaka, Jayalakshmi, Raeshmi and Vedant) have been incredible. The entire credit goes to the team, on the way you helped us managing the workshop. The kids were lovely and interactive. This was our 2nd workshop and it’s going to be regular going forward. We assure you we will bring in the same level of energy and enthusiasm every time.” – Shubhamoy Mukherjee, DHL Express India Pvt. Ltd.