“I liked each and every aspect of the adobe youth voices programme and the curriculum made by The YP Foundation. I learnt about photography, editing, how to prepare a powerpoint presentation and storyboarding. We were also taught about some essential life skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and etiquettes such as taking the permission of the person of whom we are taking the photograph, giving full attention to the person who is engaged in a conversation with us, etc.
- Armaan Alam, 13 years, Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys
“The skills that we have learnt here will prove useful to us in all phases of life. Like some of my friends here, even I had the inhibition of not being able to voice my ideas fluently when speaking with someone. But this has definitely faded away substantially after I got the chance to speak in front of the audience who had come for the screening of our digital stories.”
- Salmaan Khan, 12 years, Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys
About the Digital Story:
Armaan Alam and Salmaan Khan are part of the team at the Dil Se Superstars Programme hosted by The YP Foundation at Ummeed Aman Ghar for Boys. They worked with Sukanya Arora who was the Peer-educator for their group. Together, they have produced the Digital Story – ‘Dosti’.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed”
That’s what Arman and Salman believe, two of the many young boys residing in Ummeed Aman Ghar Boys near Qutub Minar.
Shot and scripted by the boys themselves, the story revolves around the lives of Arman and Salman, who in their own voice narrate some memorable experiences of their lives and attempt to make us understand the intricacies of the bond they share since 4 years.
About Armaan Alam and Salmaan Khan:
Arman and Salman are two 12 year old boys who are full of life and hope. Living at Ummeed since a long time, they have become the best of friends. Both of them are shy and always keep smiling.
Arman plays really good cricket and has also developed a taste for photography whereas Salman is good at poetry and is very keen on learning new things. One of the best things about them is that they don’t mind practicing again and again, because they know that perfection is within them.
About the Volunteer:
Sukanya Arora, Peer-educator
Sukanya has her own ways of connecting with the children. Her polite way of speaking and interacting with people makes it easier for her to create a sense of harmony while working with the children. She has an ability to associate with every age group which makes the children long for her presence. She can demand obedience from the children as well as encourage them to indulge in a little bit of innocent mischief.