TSWREIS Summer Samurai Camp A New Innovative Initiative|Summer Samurai Program

The doors of government schools might have shut for summer holidays, but a window of opportunities and exposure has just opened up for the underprivileged students. If it is not for the efforts of the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions(TSWREIS) Society, a pair of teenagers studying in social welfare educational institutions wouldn't have made the national headlines by climbing the Mt Everest year.

RS Praveen Kumar, an IPS officer, who is the Secretary of the TSWEI Society, is the man behind the awe-inspiring story of the 13 year old Malavath Purna of Nizamabad and 17 year old S Anand Kumar of Khammam, who climbed the Earth's highest mountain.  His brainchild "Summer Samurai", which lick started on Friday, will provide a wide range of programs that help 10,000 odd students from across the ten districts of Telangana to learn the life skills and nuances of life. The program not only help the students learn many a thing, but also envisage setting their life goal even before they were grown up.

Summer Samurai Training to Students: 
Imparting academic skills and inculcating interest in sports, it ends on May 10. With an objective to improve academic skills and soft skills among Dalit students, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) is organising a summer camp titled ‘Summer Samurai’ for the third time in Telangana State.

The 15-day camp being held at Social Welfare schools has more than 15,000 students from all over the State participating in the 21 camps across Telangana. This year, the participants included tribal students and BC Welfare students. The camp would conclude on May 10. An initiative of TSWREIS Secretary Dr RS Praveen Kumar, launched in the summer of 2014, the camp provides training in improving academic skills, along with sports.

This includes horse riding, boating, swimming, hockey, chess, table-tennis, athletics, gymnastics and martial arts. Young Leader Camp to improve the leadership qualities in students is yet another valuable training available for the participating students. For girls, a special training initiative ‘Voice for Girls’ is being held with the help of an American NGO that talks to the students on problems of teenage girls and also works on developing leadership qualities in girls.

Speaking about the camp, RS Praveen Kumar thanked the State government for its support to the initiative. He said, "The children come from such poor background that when they go back they may have to take up some small work to earn daily wages.”  The camp not only gives them a good experience of summer holidays but also lets them understand the challenges in the changing world.

Summer Samurai Camp A New Innovative Initiative:
This camp has been inaugurated and the summer camp organised at 31 different venues across Telangana in more than 10 disciplines. The Society made hectic arrangements for the Summer Samurai, in which students from 134 social welfare schools and junior colleges will take part in different programs. The authorities selected 27 venues in and around Hyderabad to facilitate training to students.

The Society has also lined up a few projects to those not attending the camp. Those students during this summer should try to educate their parents, grandparents and others, The principals of all the institutions in warangal and khammam will also visit these students home to encourage them.

Exclusive summer camps on film-making, robotics, music, maths and other courses are being rolled out by the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) for their students. The camp is named ‘Summer Samurai’ drawing inspiration from the life of Samurai, the Japanese warrior, who fought against all odds to emerge as an invincible winner. ‘Voice 4 Girls’, a unique workshop for girls, will also be a part of the programme.

The training programs include Swaero Stars, an intensive theatre workshop-cum-film acting camp, The participants will be trained in different aspects of film acting and theatre arts, arts and crafts which covers a wide range of subjects for young artists, future sculptors, book makers, potential puppeteers and more.  Young Leaders, where children will be taught of characteristics that help one to be a great leader. Young Journalist, to bring awareness among the students about creative writing and creating a pool of qualified professionals, Hyderabad based NGO, VOICE 4 Girls, will teach the girls the necessary life skills, basic health and hygiene, self awareness, safety, rights, future planning, and empower the girls on critical information they need to take charge of their own life.Swaero Tech, Abacus, Vedic Maths, Swaero for Swaero,English Speaking and Swaero Champs are other programs are going to be conducted in the Summer Samurai Program,

The hands on experience which the students get in the camp would  help them develop their skills. A host of skilled professionals from various streams from US, Kenya, Brazil and other places are voluntarily coming to share their knowledge with the children, according to the RS Praveen Kumar.

The Innovative Initiatives from TSWREIS:
Voice 4 Girls:
Swaeroes towards raising the Voice: An adolescent girl has the unique power to break harmful cycles of economic and social inequality. It is wrong for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. VOICE 4 Girls, a non-profit-organization based in Hyderabad through activity-based camps, teaches the girls life skills, basic health and hygiene, self awareness, safety, rights, future planning, and empower the girls on critical information she needs to take charge of her own life and be a change maker in the lives of others. These fun-filled and action-packed camps are held as per schedule.

Swaero Stars Film Making Camp:
Stars on the rise:  Being encouraged by the success of film making summer camp 2014 and with a view to introduce the magic world of movies, theatre arts and dramatics to another group of young Swaeroes an intensive theatre workshop cum film acting camp is being held during the summer. The participants will be trained in different aspects of film acting and theatre arts.

Art and Crafts Camp:
Arts Camp: Towards enriching creativity and vitality. Arts and crafts are fun for children and to the young-at-heart! which cover a wide range of subjects for young artists, future sculptors, book makers, potential puppeteers and more. Art and craft is synonymous with creativity and vitality. It's full of life, full of passion, and full of spirit. The camp is on its schedule.

Young Journalist Camp: 
Read books for the words to flow like a river. To peep into the world of creative writing and to bring awareness among the students regarding the innumerable opportunities in this field Young Journalists’ camps are organised from 1st to 10th May for boys and girls thus hoping to create a pool of qualified professionals from the disadvantaged sections. These camps also enhance the students’ writing and communication skills.

Young Leaders Camp(Discover Fortune Camp):
Swaeroes - set to be the leaders wherever they are... Being a leader is a tough job for many. Leadership is a strategic resource which is short in supply the world over. All cultures need role models and leaders. Taking the initiative, making suggestions, providing direction, being sympathetic to the problems of others are the characteristics that help one to be a great leader… our boys and girls are being trained to be good leaders in summer.

Swaero Tech Robotics Camp: 
Homo sapiens to robo sapiens.  Technology is improving in a fast pace day by day…Robotics brings together several very different engineering areas and skills. Robotic camps are being organised in summer to introduce our swaeroes to the world of robotics.Coaching For NDA and NA.

Abacus Training:
Activating the right brain. Use of Abacus method helps in solving the general mathematical solutions very easily, allows mental calculations and helps the children in Maths by visualization instead of simple routine learning. keeping this in mind Abacus training is organised during summer.

Vedic Maths for Classes 8th, 9th and 10th Boy and Girls:
Maths with a difference. Vedic Math concept makes the young students learn the mathematical numbers easily. It is an old technique used for doing calculations. Vedic math develops the child’s brain and makes it active with time….Vedic Maths training for senior students in summer.

SWARA for Swaroes western and Indian Music Camp for Boys and Girls:
In pursuit of the heavenly muse. Music is an important part of our physical and emotional wellbeing - ever since we were babies in our mother's womb listening to her heartbeat and breathing rhythms. To introduce our students to the world of music- ‘SWARA 4 Swaeroes’ basic training in western and Indian music (vocal and instrumental) is being organized for a group of selected students during summer.

Advance English Communication Camp and English Speaking Camp for Slow achievers Boys and Girls: English Speaking Camp is Striving to get the swaeroes message across. In order to hone the communication skills of our swaeroes the art of speaking camps are being organized during summer. http://tswreis.telangana.gov.in/
Summer Samurai Camp Website

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