Grade 5 Community Service Project -Save the Children  

Save the Children is a global non-profit organisation which was founded in the year 1919. Today, it is India's leading independent child rights NGO. As of December 2017, they work in 19 states of India. Started in 2008 in India, and registered as 'Bal Raksha Bharat', we have changed the lives of more than 10 million (1 crore) children till date. In the year 2017, they reached 22.7 lakh children. Save the Children believes that every child deserves the best chance for a bright future and that’s why we are fiercely committed towards ensuring that children not only survive, but thrive. They run programmes in the remotest corners of India and urban areas to provide quality education and healthcare, protection from harm and abuse and life-saving aid during emergencies to children. Globally, Save the Children is present in more than 80 countries and works to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children living there.

To support this noble cause, here is how the students and teachers of Grade 5 conducted their Community Service project:

1. Friday, 22nd February 2019

  • Sensitization talks by Grade 5 teachers to the children of Grade 5. Students were asked to make posters for display.

2. Monday, 23rd February 2019 

  • Announcement made at the Senior School assembly to spread awareness on ‘Save the Children Foundation’. 

3. Monday, 23rd February, 2019

  • Students displayed creative posters all around the school to spread awareness for their project.

4. Tuesday, 24th February 2019                                        

  • Announcement made on the PA system for the entire school.

5. 27th February 2019- Visit to the Save the children foundation wherein the children performed the following activities. 

  • Activity 1- Students sang a song, '10 feet Tall', for the children at Save the children Foundation.
  • Activity 2- Students composed their own band to sing and perform using various musical instruments.
  • Activity 3-  Magic trick for the children at Save the Children
  • Activity 4- Dance performances on the song Chogada tara and Kamariya
  •  Activity 5- During their interaction, students from Foundation introduced themselves and spoke about their experiences and their journey of their life. Our students interacted with the children at the foundation and asked them about their families, school life and learning at school. The children played indoor games with each other. They shared their stories which sensitized them about their lifestyle. Our children visited the garden that the students of Save the children foundation had created from recycled plastic waste and coins given to the by Air India.