Program Overview :
“Effective Communication” as a skill, is the key to an individual’s success in any sphere of life. To that effect, The Foundation has partnered with Joy of Books, a modern technology driven library to build this unique workshop.
We have collaborated and created an activity-driven curriculum to help children learn and experience the power of “Effective & Efficient communication”. We have created a structure where the children internalise the importance of communicating effectively using this niche yet powerful skill – “Public Speaking”.
Children naturally possess these Four (4) qualities :
Where they are bold enough to display their inquisitiveness (C), learn by observing their environment (O) and are very versatile (V) in displaying their knowledge with tremendous enthusiasm(E). They also possess the courage to stand up before a crowd and speak when they are really young. As they grow older, the gating factor that tends to slow them down is the fear of JUDGMENT or BEING JUDGED.
In our workshops, we act as catalysts that enable the children to evolve as confident and effective communicators be it in a public platform or an important conversation. We strive to create a non-judgmental space for them to express their inquisitiveness, ideas, observations with versatility. This workshop is aimed for (6-8 years old) children.
Model Of the Workshop :
The workshop consists of Six (6) sessions (Saturdays) for about 60 minutes.
In our workshops, we follow the following methodology:
Every child gets an opportunity to express themselves in the workshop. The concepts of being an effective communicator and speaker are taught in a more fun filled and activity driven ways for the children to learn and put into practice immediately
We purposefully make our batch size as TEN (10), so that we can focus our attention to each child and ensure that we make them understand the concepts and more importantly apply them
|1||INTRODUCTION: Warming up||60 mins|
|2||ART to communicate|
|3||CRAFT to communicate|
|4||LATERAL THINKING: Bring in the Twist|
|5||VOICE MODULATION: Power of your voice|
|6||SHOW TIME: Putting it all together|
About the Trainers
Mr. Senthil Raj Jagadeesh (Senthil)
An alumnus of University of Madras has 18 years of experience in Human Resources (HR). He is presently an entrepreneur, where he manages a brand called “Seasons” a unit of Kovai Pazhamudhir Nilayam, specializing Juices and smoothies. Prior to this, he was employed in Cognizant and Capgemini as Human Resources specializing in Strategic Human Resources Management, Global Immigration, Lateral & Campus Recruitment and Learning & Development. Mr. Senthil, has now initiated a platform called “The Foundation-Skills That Matter”, through which he aims in providing training on Public Speaking & Presentation Skills to young adults. In future through this foundation he looks to expand the trainings to many other critical soft skills.
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a management graduate has been successfully running “Joy of Books”, a modern, technology driven library in Anna Nagar, Chennai for the past 7+ years. Running the JOY OF BOOKS library has given her the opportunity to interact with children of all ages. She has vast experience in knowledge imparting methodologies, having curated and conducted a wide variety of workshops and events for different age groups. Being an avid reader and a bold speaker herself, she is eager to impart the joy of reading as well as promote the advantages of being a confident communicator to children.
A design educator with a background in product design. As a designer at Flintobox she has designed and created games that children enjoy, as an educator at Teach for India she has experimented with incorporating different elements to create a holistic curriculum. Over the years, her work has evolved to involve children in creating their own process to learn and experiment.
A storyteller and a trainer. He holds a Masters in Electronic Media from Anna University. His shift from a media graduate to a Storyteller and Trainer began in 2013. Since then he has travelled to schools across Tamil Nadu and has performed for children and has given training for teachers. Alvin also holdsa DELF A2 certification in French. His ability to combine songs, body movements and voice modulation has been well appreciated by audiences.
From the participants & parents
Thank You so much for providing this wonderful opportunities for the kids to present and interact with the renowned journalist.
Thank you so much Senthil n Abirami for providing this wonderful opportunity to the kids.the session was very nice.kids had an awesome time
K Santhosh Kumar
Definitely this attempt will pave the way for kids to be more confident and deliver effortlessly.
I wish to appreciate the immense efforts taken by Senthil sir and Abirami mam in making the children in Jr.Public Speakers Forum to participate and make them appreciate the importance of communication in the world.
Well Done Senthil. Thanks for inspiring the kids through this initiative. Continue the great work.
The session was very nice.. Today thank you mr. Senthil and Mrs. Abhirami . Padmasri had a wonderful time..