International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part A (2017)
A joyful and wholesome program of community interaction by youth
Archana Vadeyar and Dr. Smita Phatak
It is time to make learning more interesting, by developing interactive youth programs that can provide joyful and wholesome experiences. The key issues of adolescents generally revolve around the following: managing emotions, a strong need for identity, relationship building, resisting peer pressure, communicating one’s feelings and emotions, negotiating safer life situations, etc. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the joyful and wholesome community interaction program that was developed and implemented for Std. XI youth by students and analyse student’s experiences through students’ interview. A purposive sample of 105 students planned and conducted educational games and activities for primary children challenged due to demographic, physical or socio-economic reasons. Most of the students- enjoyed the overall program and interaction experience, thought the program was useful in many ways for future, were eager to participate in such programs in future and reported a good response from school children during their interaction. The interaction with children belonging to a challenged background did instil few realizations in the students. Therefore, such community interaction programs need to be planned as a part of HSC schedule in the Indian settings.
How to cite this article:
Archana Vadeyar and Dr. Smita Phatak. A joyful and wholesome program of community interaction by youth. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(5): 45-56.