HYDERBAD, October 29, 2013: As part of Indus School Hyderabad student's social involvement initiative the students of Indus International School Hyderabad found a unique way to celebrate the Joy of Giving week. The IISH students of Grade 11 raised funds in just one day at their annual INSIGNIA event to support 120 students of a Government School annual meal program.
The idea was part of Indus INSIGNIA student's team of Grade 11 of Indus School Shankarpalli which organised presentation to support A Student for a Student campaign run by Akshaya Patra to 1000's of visitors who attended the 3 day fest which just concluded.
"It is one of the most satisfying moments for us as our effort brings joy to 120 students who will benefit from this fund raiser," say Team Insignia members.
This is a wonderful learning of how we as students can act locally and find ways of helping others gain access to these basic necessities. The fund raised is a result of Grade 11 of IISH students who organised presentations in the school to sensitise the mass. A sum of Rs 90,000 was collected during INSIGNIA which is equivalent to the sponsorship of 120 student's annual meal costing Rs 750 each.
Terming the fund raiser as an initiative that keeps on giving, the principal of Indus Omkar Joshi said, "our student social responsibility initiatives do not stop with just one time program of this kind; indeed over the years, Indus students has created a continuing program for the uplift of deserving rural and economically challenging communities around villages near campus."
"Our students consistently look at ways we can contribute to underprivileged communities. Our contributions can go for building materials to construct a school compound, or for school books. All the money goes directly to charitable organisations such as Akshya Patra."
A Student for a Student initiated by Akshaya Patra Foundation, a not for profit organisation working towards eradicating extreme hunger among children and thus promoting education. The beneficiary school will be picked up by Akshaya Patra Foundation.
The cheque was handed over to Raja Hamsa Dasa Prabhu, head of operations Akshaya Patra Foundation Hyderabad by the Principal and PAC chairman of IISH on 26th Nov, 2013 during the opening ceremony of Indus Fest held at the campus of Indus International School Hyderabad.
Given the rising demands and needs of a rapidly changing global community, knowledge and skills for responsible citizenship at the local, state, national and global level becomes important. The School's citizenship curriculum has evolved through a new concept of multidimensional citizenship education, whereby both the School and the community interface as partners. Principal Joshi added.
Learning at Indus inspires young people to reflect on, and become actively involved in making a better world, not as incidental subject matter, but as the primary focus of their educational experience.
Students thus understand what citizenship means more clearly, and feel ready to make a significant contribution for humankind in a sustainable environment. With these clear objectives, Indus International School through education, provide a basis for making the ideals of global citizenship a reality.
PR for INDUS International School Hyderabad