“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela
We at Oakridge believe in it and our students always take this thought to the next level. It was an exciting moment to see how our students recently took a great opportunity to participate in the Habitat for Humanity program and built homes for the people in need.
When it’s hard for us to even imagine life without shelter, there are people in our world who live in inadequate housing or no house at all. Housing, however, changes everything for a family and children living in poverty. To support such families, over 60 students from Oakridge, one of the top International Schools in Gachibowli joined the program.
These Oakridgers visited a remote village called Varthur near Bengaluru to contribute their bit towards the development of society. They worked together in groups and built three homes for the underprivileged and families in need. These students were divided into various groups to help them present effective work. While one group gathered the raw material and moved to the site helping the mason in construction, the other group helped to move the mixture of cement and provide it to the site of the construction of another house. This process facilitated in speeding up of the construction work at the site.
Not just that, but these compassionate kids also participated actively in refurbishing a Government school campus by painting the building of the school. Following the similar speeding up the process, splitting into groups, each cluster took the charge in painting different walls, interiors and exterior of the school with different colors. The effort of our students was clearly visible when the entire building appeared to be bright and colorful. Meanwhile, this trip was a great learning experience for our Oakridgers. The entire activity invoked feelings of compassion, empathy, and kindness among the students and gave them immense satisfaction.
Several Oakridgers like these kids are taking it upon themselves to better our world each day. From running initiatives like Give Way to Ambulance across the country to teaching under-privileged children, to taking up water conservation projects; the kids are doing their bit to make our world a better place.
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