Mind your language!
Children do as children see. One of the most common things that children learn is the use of foul language. The students at Centrepoint School, Wardhaman Nagar, Nagpur, were disturbed by the use of abusive words in their everyday language. They wanted to change this behaviour and knew preaching would not work with the students in school. To make the campaign interesting, they came up with an innovative plan of ‘I CAN’ bands that were gifted to each child but taken away for a day if they used an abusive word. This practice made children mindful of their own language. Further, children performed rap songs and mimes during assembly to reach out to the entire student body in their school.
They successfully made the use of foul language “uncool” for their school. As a result of the campaign, children of the school became more aware of the language they used.
This story was shared by Design For Change (DFC), a global movement designed to give children an opportunity to express and action their ideas for a better world. Since 2009 over 1,70,000 children have participated in the DFC India School Challenge and have submitted over 3000+ compelling stories, 100 of which were recognized at the 'I CAN' awards in Ahmedabad on November 22, 2014. Learn more at www.dfcworld.com.