With assistance from all conceivable quarters mass-scale planning and reconstruction are being carried out on a priority basis, as the immediate aim is to resettle the displaced and the tsunami affected. Along with these endeavours we need to assist the needy to stand on their feet to earn a living. But an aspect that demands our urgent attention equally is to bring stability and solace to those affected and afflicted by the dreaded natural phenomenon. Adults, in general, with their experience and the ability to apprehend reality, are expected to withstand such calamities, at least to some extent.
But it is altogether a different story for the children. In this instance, the writer reminisces on a session he had with 40 selected Principals from National Schools, on (i) The need for an organisational culture (ii) Developing an organisational culture and (iii) Introduction of good habits and practices in schools. This training program, conducted for one month in November 2004, was sponsored by the Ministry of Education. The following is a summary of observations made and pointers highlighted at these discussion. " Read More