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Charvi Singhal, Uttam School for Girls

The school makes it involvement in community service activities compulsory in 9th and 10th graders, writes Charvi Singhal.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2013 00:40 IST

My school's vision is "to help develop a strong character possessing courage to stand up for human values, community services and profound love for mother Earth."

In my early years I fondly remembercollecting toys and clothes,making notebooks from the unused pagesfor the students of Sewa Samarpan school, (a school for the less privileged adopted by our school).

In 9th and 10th activities were streamlined and it was compulsory for all grade IX students to become members of IAYP and take up community service activities whichwere entered into our individual logbook and graded as a part of CCE.

A tailoring unit was started forSewa Samarpan school. We collected bed sheets and old saris and they stitched them into tablemats and bags which were sold at the PTMs.

The Hold My Hand Initiative in my school aims at imparting computer skills to the young girls from the nearby Razapur village and it is compulsory for the students to stay back after school on every Tuesdays and Fridays. We have enrolled 10 girls in the NIOS program.

We also participated in "cleanliness Drive" and undertook the responsibility to get the vicinity area clean and green. The school's 'Hindon OutreachProgramme' which was awarded at the National level and a km of land was given by the GDA for us to maintain.

During summer holidays Students of grade Xtake impart computer lessons to the peons, drivers and other helping hands.

Our responsibility as privileged human beings is to pay back for the opportunities we have received.

First Published: Sep 13, 2013 00:39 IST