Monday, 20 June 2011



The AVEC team began their Diamond Valued Project today, by animating the students of standard X at St. Anne's Girls' High School - Dabul. Hundred and Six students participated in the two hour long session that enabled them to take a step back to launch into the future with greater focus and meaning. Ms.Glynise Vittarthy  welcomed the two resource persons on behalf of the school management.  

 Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes, then briefed the students on the purpose of our animation program and then invited the students to relax through an awareness breathing exercise. The students began the session with a lot of seriousness and participated very attentively all through. One could gauge, at the very outset, that these were a set of very disciplined students. 

Fr. Glenford then took over and invited the students to make a worthwhile contibution to self first, before making a worthwhile contribution to others. Through various exercises, insightful and motivating reflections and through a participatory interaction, the students were able to see the deeper meaning of taking time out to reflective on one's self. The exercise of Self, Time and the River Me were opportune moments to make a reflective journey inward and to find one's deepest desire and meaning in life.

With a series of examples of young students who made a difference in the world, the students too were challenged to leave behind a significant legacy. through powerful video clips and songs that students were able to look at their lives and to make a difference.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Rozanne D'Cunha.

After the session, a few students came forward to write their views in the AVEC appreciation logbook. Here are some of their comments:

"It was a very wonderful experience. It helped in developing more self-respect and self-worthiness. I definitely look forward to being a better person in the future. Thanks to Fr. Glenn and Mr. Rochwyn." Chinmayi Std X -A

""It was very motivating for me and I am sure it will help me in my days to come" Pranjali D. Vaidya X - B

"It was truly a wonderful experience. It was great to spend time knowing ourselves and having a clear picture of our goals and what are our deepest desires. All credit and thanks to Fr. Glenn and Mr. Rochwyn." Rajul Mishra X -A

"Thanks for motivating us in our crucial year of studying. Your session was great. Thanks for showing us the colorful side of our life and living it with meaningfully."  Vallari Patwardhav

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