Name of the School: Abhyudaya Nagar Mumbai Public School (Akanksha)
Kalachowky, Parel Tank Road
Mumbai – 400033
Ph No. (O): 022- 65282106
School Leader: Purvi Vora
Tel.: 9920553251 E.mail: email@example.com
Mentor Teacher: Yash Kumar
1) Priyanka Gupta Age: 8 Grade 3
2) Manisha D Jain Age: 8 Grade 3
3) Shagufta Age: 8 Grade 3
4) Mariya A Chowdhary Age: 8 Grade 3
5) Suraj L Gupta Age: 8 Grade 3
Title of the Story: The Search of Joy
Week of Implementation: September 6th to 11th
We saw a video that Bhaiyya showed us in class. We were studying about sense organs in science and
didi told us about how some people have to live when something happens to their sense organs. Then
bhaiyya showed us a video of a handicapped person Nick Vujicic. The person did not have any legs or
hands. We felt very sad about it. In the video he had to try very hard to stand up. When he stood up we
Then we started thinking about the how are the lives of people who are blind or don’t have legs. Bhaiyya
told us about a blind school and we asked him to take us there. After some days Bhaiyya took us there.
We saw blind people learnt how to read using Braille and they also learnt how to run a computer, make
envelopes and play chess. We learnt a lot from them but still we were feeling sad that they had to lead
their lives alone and need so much help.
We started thinking how can we make the
students of blind school happy. We thought of
different things that give us happiness. We told
bhaiyya that we can give them some money. But
bhaiyya said us to think more. He asked us to
think different things which can make them
happy. Manisha suggested that we can give them
cards. Bhaiyya said to think more. Bhaiyya told us
to think what makes us happy. Suraj said that
when he plays with someone he feels happy.
Mariya said that she feels happy when she does
drama. Manisha said that she feels happy when she is a leader. So Bhaiyya helped us in writing down
what makes us happy:
1) When we spend time with someone (playing/ doing drama)
2) When we do something for others (being a leader)
Thinking about all these we made a final plan. In a week we will go and spend some time at the blind
school. We will make them happy by letting them teach us how to make envelopes. And we will do
drama with them. All our class will go and mix with them. We will make mixed groups, make small
stories and perform the dramas.
So we assembled our whole class. A class of 29 students and decided a week to go to blind school. With
help of Bhaiyya, we went to the blind school. There were 25 students in the blind school. So we made
partners with the students over there. We spent time with them. We asked their names ad about their
families and we talked to them about various things.
We saw how they were making envelopes and asked them if they would teach us how to make
envelopes and they all agreed. So we made groups of 4 or 5 and sat down with them. They taught us
how to make envelopes. When
they were teaching, they didn’t
seem to be blind. When we did
mistakes they corrected us also.
We were wondering how they
can know all this just by
touching. We put sequences on
the envelope to make it look
beautiful. They told us that they
learn making envelopes to earn
money. When we made the
envelopes, we sat down in a
circle and chatted with them.
They said that they felt really
different. They felt that they
are not blind and they can also
teach someone. We were very
happy to see them saying all this. Priya, who generally doesn’t talk much, stood up and said, “You
taught us making envelopes, Thank You.”
The other days we decided to do some
drama activities with the blind people.
We did whatever bhaiyya had taught
us in school. We did lots of activities.
We taught them how to become
elephants or lions. As some of them
had not seen these animals, so we
helped them in making the shape of
these elephants. They were happy to
become these animals and enact a
Then we prepared for a performance.
We made groups with the blind
students and we started making
stories. We taught them how and
where to stand and how to enact
different things. We practiced after making the story. We called all the blind students and the blind
school teachers to look at the performances. While performing they would not know which way to
walk. So after saying our dialogues, we would take their hands and help them act during the
performance. It was a lot of fun.
After the performance, again they expressed how happy they were.
“An old student said that it reminded him of his childhood being with us children.”
“One didi asked us to come again. She felt very very happy.”
We received many more such complements.
About us: We were happy to see them so happy. We thanked them to participate in the drama. We
were happy to take care of them while doing the drama. We learnt a lot from them. We learnt that in
spite of their difficulties they are trying and working so hard. So we put a chart in our class, “If I try, I
can …….” And filled it in with different things what each child felt for himself.
When bhaiyya asked what we changed over the week, we said that we made ourselves and the blind
Bhaiyya said that you changed the gross happiness index of 54 people. Although we didn’t understand
what that meant.