Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cub reporters for the eight year at YOCee

Can't believe it is eight years since YOCee launched its Student Reporters Programme.
The records show that about 100 students from class 6 and above apply for the programme every year. But we would like to take focus on a smaller batch and train them well.

This year too we received four short of 100 entries. Most of them from the crucial years in school - class 10, 11 and 12! This is a little strange, as we have not received many from students of these classes.
A few of them have expressed interest in taking writing and reporting as a career. It is good to see young people looking at other options than the traditional science and arts apart from the crowded engineering courses.

But, we do not advocate any specific course for the young minds. We believe in taking up things of their choice. But, we do make them believe that writing is one thing which can be pursued irrespective of any career choice. Yes, many children, who trained with YOCee as Student Reporters have proven this.

Here is a list pf 35 young people who are going to keep the website alive for the year beginning June.

Do read their report and encourage them. Your feedback is important for the young writers.

Monday, May 12, 2014

A directory for kids and parents - Chennai Kids Directory

This is the fifth year YOCee has brought out this little directory.
A directory of where you can find the resources for pursuing your passion.
Your interests in hobbies need to nurtured. You deserve a holistic childhood, don't you?

So, this is what we thought of and tried putting the information relating to all the places you could pursue your hobbies.

Broadly classified under the categories Aeromodelling, Art and Crafts, Computer and Technology, Dance, Language, Maths, Music, Playschools, Science, Self defence, Spoken English, Sports, Storytelling, Theatre, Yoga, the directory is a 144 page handy booklet.

Is the directory priced?
No, the directory comes for FREE! But, the information provided in the directory is priceless!

You could pick up a copy from the points mentioned here.

If you find this book useful, do spread word.
Drop us a line too. It will encourage Team YOCee a lot!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shakespearean English? We use it daily!

For goodness sake, don't use all this flowery English with me! I am not that good in language.

Do you hear people saying this?
Not many, these days, because, many of the words and phrases that Shakespeare used 400 years ago have come to stay in daily use of English.
The words such as 'rant', 'fashionable' are among many words he coined.
"Haven't you slept one wink during examination time?" Shakespeare did it first.

Here is an article written on the occasion of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday.
Read it. Interesting!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Know your country, election and manifesto

If you think that elections are only for those above 18 and could cast their votes, think again.
Today's young people in schools are tomorrow's voters. The schools also conduct elections for Head boy and Head girl these days. Many Model United Nations (MUN) sessions are held in schools. All these introduce the young people to the administration of  countries, the ministers and their portfolios ...

When this is the season of elections in the country, we came across a website that has come up with information regarding elections for children.

The website has fun facts, info graphics and invites manifesto from children. There are some Bhangra, Lungi dance for the top contestants!
Check this and know all about elections the fun way.