The students of class IX from The Orchid School were taken on a one-day study visit to Worli and Dharavi, Mumbai.
The primary objective of the program is to create awareness about the mutual influence of urbanization and slum development and to understand the flip side of urbanization.
At The Orchid School we have always believed in holistic education and we have many possibilities for the same through our Life Skill program. The Life Skill program helps the students understand the society as a whole unit and the role of individuals in the society. We live in an urban environment but our students are oblivious to some of the facts in urban/mega cities.
Dharavi being the largest slum in Asia, the students of Class IX visited it as a part of the Life skill learning experience.
The three sections of Class XI were taken on three different days. Class IX Lavender –Tuesday, 29th January 2019, Class IX Violet – Wednesday, 30th January 2019 and Class IX Purple on Thursday, 31st January 2019
The students were accompanied by the teachers from the school and were given a guided tour by a guide from the NGO group - “No Footprints” in Worli.
Through this unique and enriching field trip, students got to experience the fascinating lifestyle of one of the earliest fisher folk, living in Mumbai.
The students had the opportunity to experience the Worli Fishing Village Walk where the old ways of life are still kept alive.The students also got a wonderful exposure to the glimpses of the old- world village life and visited the vibrant fish market dominated by the ladies of the Koli families.
A few of our students share their experiences of this educational trip below.