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Monday, February 01, 2010

Child of the month of the HOPE House

First day of any month at the HOPE House brings a different kind of excitement. We all wait for the announcement of “Child of the month”. This is an award HOPE House has constituted to promote an environment of learning through positive reinforcement for the children to learn good habits.

First day of any month at the HOPE House brings a different kind of excitement. We all wait for the announcement of “Child of the month”. This is an award HOPE House has constituted to promote an environment of learning through positive reinforcement for the children to learn good habits.

Our Social Worker, Office Manager and the Warden sit and decide who the ‘child of the month’ is and it is kept as a super secret. Children are evaluated on eight categories such as academics, personal hygiene, interpersonal relations, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, nutrition, helping others, and sponsor relations etc.

Several days before the first of the upcoming month, excitement starts by each one guessing who will win. On the first of the month, we normally have someone from outside to give away the gift of 25 rupees (55 cents). Team prepares a write up about the reasons for choosing a particular child and reads it aloud for everyone to hear it.

Previous month’s winner will remove her write up from the notice board and gives it to the staff to keep it in her file while the new winner put her write up with a photo on the notice board and gives an acceptance speech.

New winner (Bommi) giving an acceptance speech

Gayathri (previous month's winner) removing her
write up from the notice board

Previous month's winner (on the right)
greeting the new winner (left)

Bommi receiving her prize from a British volunteer.

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