Summer Samurai’ training 15K students
With an objective to improve academic skills and soft skills among Dalit students, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational
Imparting academic skills and inculcating interest in sports, it ends on May 10
Hyderabad: 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.