Young children across the country have begun to participate in various spiritual and sporting activities since the launch of the Kidz Ultimate Challenge (KUC) – a year-long, multifaceted child development programme – in February 2016.
More than 250 enthusiastic children aged between 9 and 14 gathered for a day of training on Saturday 23 July in Leicester and Sunday 7 August in London as part of their ongoing development of skills and talents that the KUC is harnessing.
The training was designed to help participants excel in the upcoming ‘Skills’ and ‘Genius’ Challenges and reach their maximum potential. Sadhus and trained volunteers were on hand to deliver practical advice to sharpen these abilities.
The day consisted of informative workshops across a variety of subjects, including essay writing, graphic design, singing, speech and art.
Volunteers also engaged in one-to-one discussions with the balaks and balikas to discuss topics of their choice. A special session for parents was also organised to explain how they can encourage and support their children during this formative period.
The sessions were very well received by participants and parents as many of the skills covered during the training, and throughout the KUC, will prove useful in the holistic development of a child at school, in society, and beyond.
Participants departed the training day feeling inspired and motivated to earn the rajipo of Swamishri.
An attendee from Leicester shared, “At the start of the day, I didn’t know what to expect. But as I sat through the sessions, I was encouraged by the presenters and the tips they provided me. I don’t think I would have received this sort of help anywhere else. Thank you for such valuable information which will definitely help me to improve my performances.”