Hope and Friendship - Preeti Mahajan

“Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

Life is a roller coaster ride. We all face ups and downs in the course of life. The only weapon that helps
us to sail through the darkest of times is hope.

My Observation
A girl in class 8, Vibhuti (name changed), lost her parents in a car accident. She was an average student, but post the tragedy, she became utterly hopeless and pessimistic in her approach to life.

The effort from my side.
Vibhuti was given individual attention in class. Many times, counselling and guidance were provided to her. Personalised notes and test papers were given to her. She was made comfortable to ask and discuss her personal problems and challenges. In due course of time, she regained her lost hope and interest. Instead, her academic performance also improved.

“True friends are like diamonds bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.”

My observation
A child named Zoya (name changed) in class 8 was a reserved and quiet girl. No friend circle at all. She occupied the last seat always and often found herself lost in her thoughts only. At times, she was quarrelsome and short-tempered also. This indifferent behaviour made her isolated from her entire class.

Action taken
Zoya was counselled for her indifferent behaviour. She was convinced to sit and mix up with the
students of a class. She was given group tasks like board decoration, copy collection, group projects,
enacting plays and many more to make her converse, interact and talk with her classmates. She was
appreciated for her excellent performance and transformation.

Advice to the educators

Children are like soft clay, ready to be moulded and shaped by us, the sculptors.
Observe the child deeply.
Take the right action at the earliest.
Hold their hands firmly.
Show them the light so that they can traverse even the darkest tunnel in their life smoothly.

Ms Preeti Mahajan
Ahlcon Public School
JOL Cohort 2022

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