– Little acts of kindness”
Intent: It is important to teach our children to give back to
the community. There are people who touch our lives in different ways each day
and to appreciate their efforts; like every year we celebrated the ‘Sewa Day’ on Wednesday, 1st May
2019 in the Special Assembly. ‘Sewa’ as a concept has a deep rooted belief
in every society, ‘Sewa’ involves selfless service. It is performed without any
expectation of result or award and without any ulterior motive. All it requires
is the commitment to do something good for another person.
got an opportunity to do something positive and make a meaningful difference in
the life of our Support Staff. Our support staff helps the children in numerous
ways, from the time they step out of the house until the time they return home.
They love them, care for them and protect them. ‘Sewa’ day was one opportunity
to thank them all for their endless support to us.
Experience: It was not an event of one day but spread over the
whole month of April since the school started. The parent community’s
contribution to this event is commendable. Donations of various food items like
the cereals, pulses, rice, flour, etc. and toiletries were collected over the
period of one month. The school staff also contributed to this noble cause. The
collection was then distributed among all the support staff members of the school
on the special assembly.
Assembly commenced with the students Ratul and Ema – the comperes’ conversation
about how this wonderful team serves us in our daily lives, the recitation of the
Holy Quran, followed by the thought for the day and news updates. A short video
was played which presented the little acts of kindness by the school children
for their bus driver. It was truly a heart touching video. Thereby the choir of
grade 5 won over everyone with a beautiful song on ‘Thank you’. The support
team of lovely ladies (bus aunties, class aunties, cafeteria in-charge, and life
guard) and the gentleman (bus drivers, security, cleaners, office help) were all
thanked with the beautifully handcrafted personalized gift created by the
students of kindergarten along with donations. The school Principal,
Vice-Principal, Administrative Head and Head of Kindergarten helped the
children to give away the donations. The Principal addressed the gathering with
her inspiring words and the assembly concluded to a gratitude filled speech by
one of the representative from the support staff team of the school – Mel.
Insight: The event was indeed an
emotional and a memorable one. It was a perfect example of values like the team
work and responsibility when we saw the students of grade 9 completely taking
charge of assorting and packing the donation items, while teachers and students
working collectively to put the whole event in place.