With the stationery that the Oakridge, one of the top International Schools in Hyderabad, Gachibowli had received for the 8.5 tonnes dry waste contribution to ITC and GHMC, the Rs.41,000 worth of books and stationery (notebooks, pens, sketch pens, rulers, pencils, and crayons) were used to distribute to the school’s support staff and to the students of the MP Primary School, Khajaguda.
The Interact Club members organized the stationery items and divided them into categories and different boxes for each grade, personally distributed them to the students in each class, and also spent time with the children and the school faculty there. Through this experience, the students recognized the benefits of working collaboratively. Students demonstrated how to initiate and plan a CAS experience. At the same time, they also demonstrated engagement with issues of global significance, with the issue of lack of sufficient educational materials in underprivileged schools in our community, and contributed to resolving this quandary.
Students learnt about the inequalities that exist in our society, and that those who are less fortunate do not even have adequate resources and stationery to study and learn. Thus the service was greatly valued as an enlightening learning experience. Our students are eager to work more towards reducing inequalities in our society.
The Interact Club is a school-wide club aiming to organize community service activities and improve our society and is actively supported by the Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan. At Oakridge, we encourage our students to make a difference in our society and help people those are in need. In line with this, our student members from the club participate in such impactful service and action on a regular basis including various recycling drives, providing books and stationery to the underprivileged kids, peace walks, etc.
The active participation from our students in every service is extremely remarkable.