Re: [arkitectindia] Digest Number 12
I am happy to see that you people are doing wonderful
job in the field of environmentand child care.
I wish u all the best,
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> 1. The Arkitect , The Arkitect
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> 2. Annie's full article with notes and
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> Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:40:02 -0000
> From: "arkitect95" <arkitect95@...>
> Subject: The Arkitect , The Arkitect
> April 2003
> The Arkitect
> An Ark Newsletter
> The Arkitect
> 1. Report
> I. Children Festival
> II. Letters from Penola High School, Australia.
> 2 Volunteers' Column
> Some Reasons for Success and Failure:
> A very brief overview of development management
> by Annie Romanos
> 3. Two Ways
> Questions about Old Items Bank
> 4. Invitation
> 5. Notice
> I- CHILDREN FESTIVAL
> Children at Risk has organised a Baal Mela
> (Children Festival) on
> 15 in Tyagraj Stadium. More than 20 organisations
> working among slum
> and street children took part in it. ARK was one of
> them. This was
> first time we got an official invitation from the
> nisation. We went with 31 children and six
> volunteers to coordinate
> with them.
> Almost every slum has send its children to
> participate in this
> It was a very satisfactory experience. Our kids won
> four prizes in
> different events but the most important source for
> satisfaction was
> sense of pride in the children of most deprived lot.
> You would have
> to see them taking part in race bare footed. Except
> 4-5 all were
> running without kit. Running 100 m., 200 m., and 800
> m. with barefoot
> not a joke. But they were enjoying it.
> They were dancing like a Bollywood actor/actress.
> Absolutely no
> difference. They have melodious voice. If you dress
> them properly
> send them to a good school, you will not be able to
> recognise whether
> they are from slum or�
> It was such a wonderful environment. Kids, kids and
> kids. Everywhere
> there were kids. The stadium was full of kids. No
> matters who wins
> game, all were happy. They were no trace of sadness
> on the face of
> kids who did not get any prize. For them it was
> totally a new
> experience and they were enjoying it. It was such a
> memorable day!
> II- LETTERS FROM PENOLA HIGH
> SCHOOL, AUSTRALIA
> Students of Penola High School, Adelaide Australia,
> written letters to students at Ark Education Centre
> (AEC), Dhapo
> Slum, New Delhi. The man behind this exercise is Mr.
> Alex Popovich, a
> teacher at Penola High School. Mr. Popovich
> volunteered with Ark in
> October 2002. During his stay in Delhi, he taught at
> AEC in Delhi,
> and was inspired to think about a practical solution
> to the problems
> he saw at the slum.
> On return to Australia, Alex shared his story and
> photos with his
> students. The students were motivated to write to
> the children at
> AEC. We see this as one of the on-going benefits of
> volunteering, and
> we hope this is just the beginning of what will be a
> association with Penola High School and Ark. Thanks
> Alex for your
> inspiration and commitment!
> Students of AEC are also wring letters to their pen
> friends in
> Australia. This will be for the first time that
> students from slums
> are directly contacting to students of any school in
> a developed
> country. The students at AEC are very exciting with
> the idea of
> writing letters to their counter parts in Australia.
> They are writing
> in Hindi. ARK volunteers will translate them into
> English. ARK will
> post both the letters, original and translated to
> Mr. Popovich who
> will hand over to the concerned students in his
> 2. VOLUNTEERS' COLUMN
> SOME REASONS FOR SUCCESS AND FAILURE: A
> VERY BRIEF
> OF DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
> Successful development management is dependent upon
> a few key
> Is it? From small community projects to
> multi-lateral aid programmes
> global proportions, when the subject is human
> development, ensuring
> success is complex. Have we listened to everyone
> concerned? Do we
> understand the social and cultural conditions? Have
> we heard from the
> women? Have we identified the needs? Are the needs
> expressed really
> the needs of those we are here to assist or have we
> been told what
> they think we want to hear? Do we have the
> necessary political
> commitment? Do we have the appropriate expertise?
> Have all
> stakeholders been considered? What about the
> project framework?
> These are some derations that have a bearing on the
> success of a
> development project. And this brief essay is not the
> space for
> asking whether `we' should even concern ourselves
> in others'
> development , instead it will discuss three key
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