Guiding Light of The Month

O LORD, Thou art my refuge and my blessing, my strength, my health, my hope, and my courage. Thou art supreme Peace, unalloyed Joy, perfect Serenity. My whole being prostrates before Thee in a gratitude beyond measure and a ceaseless worship; and that worship goes up from my heart and my mind towards Thee like the pure smoke of incense of the perfumes of India. - The Mother

IEP news desk: My Experience in the IEP

I have been in the IEP (Integral Education Program) for about 2 years and I always look forward to the rare alternate Sundays to learn something new and at the same time have some fun. IEP is actually about learning something new about everyday life. The facilitators are extremely kind and very concerned if anything happens to us. Their lessons are also very engaging and interesting. Sometimes, IEP conducts full-day events where new children come to join IEP. I have been for some full-day events and it is sometimes really engaging for the new ones.

After the new participants have experienced the particular event, there will be no quitting at all. Every time the participants come for IEP, they always come smiling. As a personal opinion, I actually enjoyed IEP and I strongly encourage more people to join IEP as participants or facilitators.

IEP had once organized a camp and it was a very successful one. It was at Pasir Ris Park. It was a one-night two-day camp. It was extremely fun because there were a whole lot of games organized by the facilitators. For me the best part of the camp was the night walk. We went through a very dark sort of forest at about 10 in the night and as light sources, we only had torch lights! At first it was quite frightening because it was pitch dark in the forest. But as we got along, it was quite interesting. I heard a lot of nocturnal animals in there as well. For dinner, we had a vegetarian BBQ. It was quite tasty.

The next day we woke up and immediately went to the beach. We spent about half an hour there playing catching and so on. At about four in the afternoon, we packed our bags and headed home. This camp was one of the few memorable camps I ever had.

- Jehanraj,13, IEP child

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