Pune, 8th March 2016: Every year on 8th March people across the globe come together to celebrate and honour the accomplishments of women. Small or large, the contributions of women around us be it our mother, sister, wife or friend- all deserve an ovation! In light of International Women’s Day, children at Sesame Street Preschool in Hadapsar, Pimple Saudagar and Wakad celebrated the special day full of enthusiasm.
Kids created “Great Women” popsicle-stick muppets where they stuck photos of women achievers on ice cream sticks and discussed about each of their achievements. At this session, kids discussed about the achievements of women like Rani Lakshmibai, Sarojini Naidu, Kiran Bedi, Mother Teresa. Kids also crafted handmade “Thank You” cards to express gratitude to special women who play a quiet yet significant role in their lives. Most kids drew these cards for their mothers, teachers, sisters and helps at home.
Ms Mona Singh, Vice President, Sesame Schoolhouse, shares, “The struggle for women’s equality belongs not just to a single feminist or to any one organization, infact it’s owed to the collective efforts of each and every person- male or female who cares about human rights and women equality. Such thoughts of gender parity needs to be instilled right in the formative years when the mind starts building notions. Women are go-getters. Be it the famous achievers like Kalpana Chawla or Sarojini Naidu or women in our daily lives- our mothers, sisters, wives, friends, etc. In every way, small or big, women are a part and parcel of everybody’s life. Their achievements deserve an applause. We organized a celebration of International Women’s Day to educate children and remind them of the significance of women in their lives. It was inspiring and touching to see many children pasting pictures of their mothers on “Great Women” muppets and talking about their day to day achievements. It showed how they value the women in their lives and respect their selfless love.”
Sesame Street Preschool goes beyond ABCs and 123s to instil the skills of ideation, confidence, communication and collaboration – skills that are needed not just for school but for life. Such special celebrations allow each child to foster imagination, creativity, communication and collaboration. The curriculum of Sesame Street Preschool is based on over 45 years of research on how children learn, what engages them, and most importantly what ignites their desire to learn so that it becomes a lifelong habit. To nurture hungry minds, the school brings together highly trained teachers, fun, collaborative projects, and a colourful environment that activates learning- enlivened by the lovable characters of Galli Galli Sim Sim. Sesame Street Preschool aims to change the paradigm in the preschool space by making high-quality education, teaching standards and learning spaces accessible to Indian children.
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About Sesame Street Preschool
Sesame Schoolhouse is the latest milestone in Sesame Street’s mission: to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Sesame Street Preschool is a venture of Sesame Schoolhouse, the latest educational initiative from Sesame Workshop- one of the largest non-profit informal educational organisations in the world who also produce the world acclaimed kids’ educational television show, Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop is present in over 150 countries and produces educational content across television, radio, mobile, tablets and print. Sesame Workshop has been present in India since 2006, through its television show, Galli Galli Sim Sim which has been watched by over 100 million kids since its debut.
Sesame Street Preschool is setting a new standard for early childhood education through its unique preschool and afterschool programmes. It is a learning experience brought to life by the fun and furry characters of Sesame Street and Galli Galli Sim Sim- India’s first kids’ educational programme. The preschool and afterschool programmes are developed by Sesame Workshop and are based on over 45 years of insight into how kids learn best. The programmes integrate hands-on project-based learning, with creative approaches to foster critical thinking and problem solving, laying a strong foundation to promote lifelong learning.
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