OpenStreetMap

Going Back to School

Posted by gunmac on 9 August 2019 in English (English)

On the eve of OpenStreetMap 15th anniversary on 9th August 2019, we organized a geo teaching session in Tagores Home Secondary School for children.

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We covered topics like Geography of India, Mountains, Solar system, Rivers and Neighbourhood drawing activity. Children were amazingly active and quick to understand whatever was taught. We also came to know from their teachers that these topics are part of their academics in the next quarter and glad that this session helped them as a mock program.

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Children showed great participation in drawing their neighborhood with the route from their home to school. We were astonished to their memory and observation skills through their drawings. The confidence they exhibited while explaining their own work to the whole class was exceptional and beyond their age.

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It was a fantastic day and the whole thing went to another level when children asked us to come back for teaching more… that moment was priceless. Still, remember our thoughts while coming back from the session that defines our whole program - “Our future is in safe hands” and that’s an undeniable truth.

Finally, the cake!

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Comment from tabrez0708 on 10 August 2019 at 20:09

Great initiative👏

Comment from naveenpf on 11 August 2019 at 01:52

Awesome !!!

Comment from PlaneMad on 11 August 2019 at 11:30

Beautiful work! It would be great to see more initiatives to spread geography literacy at a young age which really opens up the world for the child.

Having taken such a geography class in the Himalayas, i can assure you for all the students this will be a class that both the students and you will never forget :)

Can you share the location of the school, was it in Hyderabad?

Comment from Chetan_Gowda on 12 August 2019 at 06:44

AweOSM! nice work everyone. Thanks for sharing!

Comment from gunmac on 13 August 2019 at 12:36

@PlanMad - The school is in Secunderabad(Synonymous to Hyderabad). Here is the location https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/357088766#map=18/17.43896/78.49823

Comment from arnalielsewhere on 15 August 2019 at 05:31

OhSoMe way to celebrate OSM’s 15th birthday! :D <3

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