Rubini likes to speak in English

01 Dec, 2017

Rubini was born in a poverty-ridden family, from the Arunthathiyar caste. Her father worked as a Manual Scavenger in the Tiruchirapalli city corporation while her mother was a domestic worker. Despite her lack of command in English, Rubina, was neither shy nor discouraged rather confidently tried to interact with the few words that she had memorized. Savithri, the Enlight Education volunteer in Trichy was always intrigued by Rubini’s interest to speak in English. Observing Rubini’s interest in English, she subjected Rubina to a structured process; assessed her competency levels in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, analyzed the core issues and developed a plan to support Rubini. As per the plan, Rubini was linked to the “Nanum Vasikuren - I am reading” group. This is a concept that helps an individual’s to develop competencies in reading and writing through a set of structured activities. Rubini commenced with learning to read words and then gradually practiced reading sentences. To uphold her interest she was encouraged to read news items on cinema and sports, her favorite subjects. She began practicing reading the news headlines and soon she was reading the entire news. Her reading and writing skills developed day by day. This was noticed by the School Headmaster, Mr.Abhraham who appreciated her efforts which motivated her to try harder.

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