Oakridgers building classrooms in a rural village near Karjat
Supporting the efforts of Habitat for Humanity to rebuild the nation
While academic excellence is important, it has been our endeavor at Oakridge International School to create an environment that incubates leadership qualities in our young minds. Preparing our students, for the future involves developing their curiosity, initiative, helping nature in social activities and team unity. Our Oakridgers once again proved their generosity in supporting Habitat for humanity to help the underprivileged.
On 9 Oct 2018, 69 students from grade 9 to 12 accompanied by 7 teachers set out to go to Karjat, a small village near Mumbai, Maharashtra, for a CAS activity. This activity involved constructing a classroom and painting boundary walls in a Government School in the village. 39 Students were assigned to construct and 30 were assigned to paint the boundary walls of the school.
All the students put their heart and soul into the work and completed the assigned work successfully. They also took the village tour to understand their way of living. It was a touching experience to see the pathetic conditions in which the villagers were living yet there was a feeling of the contentment in them. There were many lessons to be learned but the greater one our students learned was that of gratitude for the blessings that they have been bestowed upon with.
They returned happy and satisfied that they could do a wee bit to bring smiles to the not so privileged ones during the festive season.
Habitat for Humanity is an organization that builds homes for the homeless. Oakridge, India’s best International School had been associated with this organization since 2013 and has been sending batches of students and teacher volunteers to be part of this noble initiative. Students enjoy lending their hands for building homes for people those are in need and instill the habit of being kind to others at a very early age.