VSEC conducts Activity Session ‘Introducing Functions’ at SOS Students Village

The Vidya Social Empowerment Center (VSEC), a unit of  Vidya International Charitable Trust has been given an immense contribution to the holistic growth by conducting empowerment sessions to the deserving society. As a continuum, an activity oriented session to introduce the topic “Functions” in Mathematics was at SOS Village on 11 May 2024.

The session was spearheaded by Dr. Siju K C (Head of VSEC, Asso Prof, AS Dept) who was supported by enthusiastic student volunteers from various engineering disciplines.

The primary focus of the session was to introduce the basics of math functions and the different types of functions to the children through interactive and fun activities. The session was designed to be both educational and entertaining, ensuring that the children could grasp the concepts while enjoying the learning process.
Activities Conducted:-
1. Introduction to Math Functions:
– The basics of math functions were introduced to the children using simple and easy-to-understand language.
– Different types of functions were explained.
2. Interactive Learning through Games:
– The children were divided into small groups.
– Functions were presented to them in the form of numbers.
– Student volunteers acted as ‘function machines’. When given an input number by the children, the volunteers provided the output, representing the function’s result.
– The children noted down these outputs and engaged in discussions about the functions.
– Dr Siju K C and the student volunteers provided a comprehensive explanation of all the functions at the end of the activity.
– This helped reinforce the learning and clarify any doubts the children had.
– To wrap up the session, various math-oriented games were organized.
– These games were designed to further enhance the children’s understanding of math functions while ensuring they had fun.
Impact on Participants:
For Student Volunteers :
– Skill Development:
– The session provided the volunteers with valuable experience in managing and conducting educational programs efficiently.
– Their communication skills were significantly enhanced as they interacted with the children and explained complex concepts in a simple manner.
– Teamwork and Leadership:
– Working together to organize and execute the session fostered a sense of teamwork and leadership among the volunteers.
– Community Engagement:
– The experience reinforced the importance of community service and the impact of educational outreach.
For SOS Children:
– Enhanced Understanding:
– The interactive nature of the session helped the children grasp the concepts of math functions more effectively.
– Increased Engagement:
– The fun and engaging activities kept the children interested and motivated to learn.
-Confidence Building:
– Participating in group activities and games boosted the children’s confidence in their math abilities.
The math functions session conducted by VSEC at the SOS Students Village was a resounding success. It provided an excellent opportunity for both the student volunteers and the children to learn and grow. The positive feedback from the participants highlighted the session’s effectiveness and the joy it brought to everyone involved.

The VSEC Student Volunteers, Varundev A V (S6, ECE Dept), Arun Babu (S4, EEE Dept), Ann Rose Rajan (S4, AIML Dept), and Abin C S (S4, ME Dept) supported the activities involved in the sessions.

The Editorial Team of News & Events joins the entire Vidya fraternity in extending hearty appreciations to Dr Siju, Varundev, Ann Rose, Arun and Abin on the thriving conduct of the session that enhances the children’s understanding of math functions and equips the volunteers with essential skills in communication, leadership, and program management !!!