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The children and each of us had a brilliant time. We would like to thank Dr. Modi and her team for all their support. With POW love, The POW Delhi team: Kaustav, Abhinav, Kanika and Priya.
POW announces its partnership with FORTIS HEALTHCARE, INDIA.
The Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences at Fortis Healthcare under the guidance of Dr. Samir Parikh is providing POW with psychological support services and guidance for art therapy. The members of the department, comprising of Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Special Educators and Occupational Therapists, are trained experts in the field of mental health, with a strong committment towards community outreach services, under the purview of which this collaboration has been formed between POW and the Department of Mental Health.
POW is delighted to partner again this year with LSE's (The London School of Economics) India Week starting on Mon 28 Jan 2013. POW's postcards will be available to purchase at the week's events. For more details on the fantastic line-up of events please see: http://www.indiasociety.co.uk/index.php?page=india-week-2013. More news: http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=161996
Are you a student in London? Do you have lots of ENTHUSIASM? Do you want to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE? Are you looking for a great SELF DEVELOPMENT opportunity that makes your CV stand apart? If that's U - then POW is looking for you! If you would like to volunteer to be part of POW's great project working with London schools, then email your interest to be considered to firstname.lastname@example.org with POW STUDENT AMBASSADOR in the subject line. Interviews for volunteer positions will commence in January 2013 and take place in London.
For more information on the Society and their events please see: www.facebook.com/qm.indiansociety
The 'never-ending' scroll
On 11 June 2011 POW organised a fun day of activities for children at the Create Centre in Bristol, UK. Brilliant face painters Kate and Victoria transformed children into pretty butterflies and ferocious lions. And the children really enjoyed drawing their localities on an endless scroll - as a present for the children on the project in Kolkata. There were also postcards of the POW children's paintings on sale. The event raised £54.14.
Harry takes on the persona of a lion Above Left: Charlotte asks: Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the most beautiful butterfly of us all? Above Right: Neave and Elena draw their homes on the neverending scroll!
The puppets singing and dancing to the popular children's song from the Bollywood film Masoom Lakdi Ke Kathi
Paint Our World had a New Year party for over 50 children on 6 January 2011. Organised by Priya Virmani, the party was held in the grounds of a school in Sealdah, Kolkata. The day's events began with an art session where the children deligently drew beautiful images of their choice using wax crayons.
Circles of concentration: The children draw scenes of their choice
This was followed by an animated session of singing English nursery rhymes. Due to popular demand there was a repeated rendition of their favourite song 'When you are happy and you know it say All Izzz Well'. Standing in a big circle, holding hands, in peals of laughter the children would run and close in on the circle on the chorus of the song! And they learnt to sing 'It's a Small World'!
There is just one moon and a smiling sun....: Learning it's a 'Small World'
The highlight of the day's events was a puppet show that was preceded by a magic show. The magician performed his tricks to chart topping Latin American numbers. He cleverly incorporated the children into the tricks and had them up on the pedestal and dancing with him as part of the routine. The children did not quite understand how, involuntarily, together with the magician they were also performing the tricks. This left them completely mesmerised!
Mesmerised by Magic!
The puppet show was such an astounding success that everyone was on their feet and dancing. As a special request from the children the hour long puppet show was extended to a further 45 minutes where they all sang and danced along with the puppets. The surprise entry was that of Charlie Chaplin - whose slapstick moves saw the children burst into peals of laughter. The puppet show finale after lunch, was a fitting end to a beautiful, fun packed day for the children.
Singing and dancing along with the puppets
Charlie Chaplin makes an entry!