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Why we should Never Give Up

Learning something new can be daunting for anyone, especially for children who are still developing their cognitive and emotional skills. The learning process can sometimes be frustrating and challenging, leading to a feeling of failure. However, teaching children not to give up when learning something new is essential. It helps them develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills and prepares them to approach problems with an open mind.
When children accomplish a difficult task or overcome a challenge, they feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. It can boost their confidence and positively impact their overall well-being. Instead of focusing solely on the result, it is important to encourage children to focus on their learning process.

In March, the first set of Let's Start Art sessions was conducted on the topic 'Never give up', our art instructors asked the children to share their stories when they were in a difficult situation and did not give up.
Their stories were inspiring. One student shared a story about his struggles with learning to ride a bicycle. He wanted to learn for a long time but struggled to balance the bicycle. But he didn't give up. Through consistent practice, he eventually learned it.

Another student shared a story about her experience with reading. She used to find it difficult to read from her textbook, but her teacher encouraged her to keep practising. Now she can read confidently, and her class participation is also improved.

These stories and many more like them show us the power of never giving up.
As parents and educators, we must teach children the value of perseverance and determination. We should encourage them to keep trying, even when things get tough, and remind them that mistakes are a normal part of learning. By doing so, we can help them develop the skills and mindset they need to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
The art sessions were conducted by Kavita Kumari, Harshita Gupta, Chandan Kumar Sahu, Radha Gupta, and Moni Gupta in Government Primary Schools at Kabir Nagar, Aditya Nagar, Orderly Bazar, Durgakund-1, Sundarpur-1, Sundarpur-2, Kodai Chowki, Nayi Sadak, Chittupur, Lolark Kund, Nariya, Bhikharipur. 

We recently exhibited the 'Mantras' and 'Bracelets' made by the children in their school. Children studying at Government Primary School, Orderly Bazaar, Varanasi, took part in a socially engaged art project by a Danish artist and designer, Inger Margrethe Larsen. The students wrote their mantras and qualities they believe help them become a better person on a piece of paper. The papers were rolled to make paper beads. Paper beads were turned into bracelets, a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Mr Himanshu Nagpal, CDO, Varanasi, Mr Umesh Shukla, Principal, DIET, Varanasi, and Arif from Utkarsh Welfare Foundation visited the exhibition and interacted with the students. The exhibition was attended by teachers, students and their parents. All our guests showed keen interest in what the children made and appreciated their creativity.

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