Posted by: helpachildtostudy | November 29, 2011

English Speaking Workshop held for Help A Child Students!

It’s been quite sometime since our last blog post, and we have a lot of exciting things to report to you!

One of our students, Shweta Bantanal who has previously written a guest blog post for us, was selected to speak at a conference at Harvard University along with our founder Mr Samir Somaiya. Shweta shared her experiences growing up in a poor rural family and the challenges that she faced in completing her education.

We will be sharing a full report on Shweta’s trip to Harvard soon but in the meantime we wanted to share some more of our news with you!

Professors Meenakshi Rajan and Susannah Malkan from S.K. Somaiya Degree College of Arts, Science and Commerce at Somaiya Vidyavihar visited our main project area at Sameerwadi in Karnataka from 7th to 12th November to conduct a weeklong workshop on Spoken English for our students.

Around 50 students attended the workshop where they were given the opportunity to improve and practice their English, making presentations to the rest of the group. The experience helped the students to grow in confidence, showing them that if they practice then they can improve their English language skills.

We would like to give our warmest thanks to Meenakshi and Susannah for giving up their time to help our students and giving them an opportunity to learn that they would otherwise not have. We hope that we can offer many more such opportunities to our students in future!

Students hard at work on one of their tasks!

Presenting to the rest of the class

A successful class with their teachers!



  1. It is nice to see the rural meritorious students breaking barrier and speak fluently…

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