Chennai, November 15 (SocialNews.XYZ) A counselor from Greater Chennai Corporation has partnered with an NGO to improve the English skills of children in her neighborhood in Ashok Nagar.
The councillor, Yazhini B, who is a representative of the Dalit political party, VCK, told IANS, “My schooling was in Tamil language and it was difficult for me to learn English at university. that the next generation finds English as a troublesome language and therefore take the initiative to help children learn the language at an early age.”
An NGO, Citizens for Law and Democracy (CLAD) will teach children from grades 3 to 9 in three corporate schools in Kanniappan Nagar and Podur.
The NGO’s founder, Ra Shhiva, said they would teach children English grammar and around 800 words a year. He said one student is required to speak in Tamil and another student is required to answer that in English.
He also said that three volunteers are teaching English to the students.
Sukanya Periasamy, a resident of Pudur, told IANS: “It is a very good initiative and I appreciate the adviser for such a decision. The children are learning the language and their confidence levels are improving, which is a good sign for children.”
The adviser plans awareness campaigns in the colonies on the benefits of the English language for children.