Children studying in grades 1-3 were recently treated to an exciting, vibrant and engaging online activity programme under the Atlas SipUdana initiative. Held on the 9th of July 2021, the session was conducted by Early Childhood Development (ECD) expert, Wasantha Herath, and his team of visual artists. Mr Herath is the National Representative for the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC).
The session was conducted in a natural setting to create a novel experience for the kids, who were kept engaged with various arts and crafts, along with magic tricks, talking muppets and a bird show. The 90-minute-long session made for a thrilling, fun-filled learning opportunity for kids, who were able to use their materials to create exciting crafts and other creations, under the guidance of experienced visual artists. Overall, the session resonated with our purpose, which is to “make learning fun”.
750 kids from all over Sri Lanka participated in the session, which was streamed live on Facebook for kids anywhere to watch, learn and use the techniques demonstrated to create their own arts and crafts. The activity programme received an overwhelmingly positive response from both children and parents, with many taking to social media to express their satisfaction.
The Atlas SipUdana programme is an ongoing effort by Atlas to reach out to children all across Sri Lanka, engage with them and provide opportunities for students and teachers to experience new styles of learning and teaching, thus helping to facilitate a learning experience that is fun for all. Stay tuned for many more such programmes in the future!