SAFETY NET FOR ELDERLY SATYA BHARTI SCHOOL, RAJASTHAN, INDIALanguage Arts / English
LEARNING GOAL & PURPOSE
This is an inspiring story of children reaching out to their grandparents through storytelling. Loneliness amongst senior citizens is a pervasive malaise. To combat this, children from Satya Bharti School in Rajasthan, India decided to regularly meet with their grandparents, listen to their stories and note them down. They would then come back to school and share these stories with their classmates. The storytelling sessions reinvigorated the elders in the community and they became more involved in the school, finding meaning in sharing their stories. From the collection, the students set up a small library of stories to share with all.