COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT
A Philanthropic Endeavour
With the money collected from various Fundraising Events of School Enterprise Challenge, the students of Choithram School, ManikBagh visited homes of less fortunate ones to empower them with the resources needed for better living. The students donated three Congo drums (musical instruments) to visually impaired children of the Blind School as it is believed that music therapy creates a soothing effect and also help to develop self-esteem and motor skills.
They brought smiles on the faces of slum children living near Bombay Hospital volunteered by ‘Souls for Slums Charitable Society’ by gifting them with 65 school bags. They established a library by gifting a cupboard with 125 story books to the underprivileged children of BahuUdeshyaSevaSevaSamiti, an orphanage. The story books included a vast array of topics from mythology to mystery. The students also donated 10 solar lamps to 10 families of Harniyakhedi where the villagers suffer from erratic power supply. All these acts of kindness made students realize that giving brings closer to create the better world where everyone wants to live in.
The Fundraising Event of School Enterprise Challenge was organized in CBSE-i (International Curriculum) during the PTM of Grade 1 to 5 on October 28, 2016. A display of beautiful festive handicrafts made by the students of various grades during their Visual Arts periods was put up for sale. The products that were presented during the Fundraising Event were showpiece items, brush pencil holders, envelopes, decorated diyas as well as jewellery items like bangles, ear-rings, and hand bags. The students of Grade 11 and 12 showed their aptitude and adroitness while selling the handicrafts to the parents and teachers. The students enhanced their marketing skills as well as their communication skills. At the same time we tried to manage waste, used our resources judiciously, and tried to bring awareness among people to protect the environment.
Grade 11 D
Selling Junior School Handicrafts
The School Enterprise Challenge gives a platform to the students to learn managerial, marketing and entrepreneurial skills as well as plays a vital role in bringing them closer to mother earth. In the Fundraising Event on October 27, 2016 during the PTM of students of grade 2 to 5, we displayed different handmade products made from recycled material (ear-rings, exercise balls, brush pencil holders and envelopes)by students of these classes during their Art & Craft periods as well as Club activity periods. We also sold products that were left over from the Fundraising Events of Senior School and Junior School. The members of the business team gained confidence and polished their communication skills while selling the products to the parents and teachers. The parents appreciated the efforts of the school in reaching out to the community and making the students understand sustainable issues.
Grade 11 F
Selling Junior School Handicrafts
School Enterprise Challenge is an initiative through which the members of the business team are able to inculcate entrepreneurial and innovative skills in our school by selling products made from waste and recyclable materials at nominal prices,profits of which go for a noble cause. In the Fundraising Event on October 26, 2016 during the PTM (Parent Teacher Meeting) of Nursery to grade 1,we sold decorated earthen lamps and show piece (kalash for pooja thali)prepared by students of Junior &Senior Montessori as well as grade 1during their class activity periods. Mr. Armando Basile, a pedaling legend from Italy who visited the event was impressed with the philanthropic endeavour of the school. We also displayed the lampshades,earrings,hair clips and bangles that were left over from the Fundraising Event of the Senior School.The parents were enthused by the embellished products put up for sale for the occasion of Diwali. Such activities help the students in developing marketing and financing competencies and make them future ready as well as give them practical exposure on how to maintain public relations.
Manager – Human Resources
Grade 12 D