‘Bazaar’ event at Children’s Garden school followed special classroom study. New skill sets for teens.

What is a ‘Bazaar’ meet at a school for school students all about?

One such event was organised at Children’s Garden School, Mylapore last Saturday morning on the weekend.

Girls of Class 9 set up a dozen-odd stalls on campus. The groups sold snacks, handmade home and readymade lifestyle accessories and simple craftwork.

Shopping at the stalls were other students and some guests and parents and friends of the students who were taking part in this unique sale.

‘Bazaar’ was the outcome of a short course held at this school. On entrepreneurship.

Resource person Padmaja had taught the 30-plus girl students of Std.9 on this subject, giving them simple lessons on how they could put their skills to set up a micro business even from home or around and earn money whenever they were ready to stand on their own feet.

‘Bazaar’ was part of a programme that Madras Management Association ( MMA) has been holding in schools.

Explains R. Venkataraman, general manager of MMA, “These programmes are short and worked into the regular time-table of a host school and the students get introduced to new skills.”

At Children’s Garden School, MMA held many courses recently – creative art, Brain Gym, robotics and spoken English, besides entrepreneurship basics.

“Our students have benefitted,”says school headmistress R. M. Karpagambal. “These courses were a diversion from the daily classroom lessons and our students enjoyed the sessions and learnt some new skills.”

This package was made possible by MMA through the support provided by ACSYS Investments through the latter’s CSR (corporate social responsibility) service.

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