RT Brainery (Virtual), a four-week-long online skill-building weekend program was initiated by Reflective Teens to ensure the best use of time for students during quarantine due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Under the banner of the regular RT Brainery program, this was a pilot project based only on online platform. With skilled instructors and engaging classes with a community-centric approach, this program was launched for students who took part by paying only BDT 500.
The online courses were conducted via Zoom Video Conference on every Thursday and Friday from 4.00 PM to 5.00 PM. The course subjects were Origami, Story Writing, Digital Painting, and Scratch Programming. The classes began from August 6, 2020, with the Story Writing course conducted by Anindita Saha. There were eight classes in total, with two classes for each course. The subsequent classes were Scratch Programming by Samin Yaser, Origami by Tahreema Rahman Zariyat, and Digital Painting by Trayee Shayantika respectively. In total, 20 participants took part in this interactive learning program which ended on August 28, 2020.
Additionally, on September 03, a Graduation Ceremony was conducted via Zoom in presence of RT members along with the participants and instructors of RT Brainery (Virtual). At the end of the casual program, a participant, Sattik Das said, “I was always interested in writing and painting. RT Brainery created an opportunity for me to utilize my quarantine in doing something productive and related to my passion. I am grateful to the Reflective Teens team and the instructors for this chance.” The program was successful for the constant effort and hard work of the Reflective Teens team, the participants and instructors. Reflective Teens Is willing to organize more programs like this in the future.