St. Joseph’s Convent High School, Bandra organised a program for the less privileged children on the occasion of Children’s Day. The aim of this entire exercise was to awaken the social involvement of children and teachers of SJC and to reach out to the children at large.
200 students from St. Catherine’s High School, Andheri which caters to the orphans and children from lower economic strata participated in the program along with 100 students from R.E.A.P. Foundation (Reach Education Action Program). REAP Foundation works for the slum dwellers with the ultimate aim of opening up a new world through education, a world beyond their slum or village, a chance to dream again and transform lives.
300 students were engaged for the entire day in Telegames, Singing and Dance Competitions, Toran making, Mask making, Rangoli making, Fruit carving, Hindi and Marathi Elocutions, Art and Craft Workshops. Besides these the students also took part in sports viz. Throw ball and Football. The students were delighted to have an exposure to the use of ICT equipment like Smart Boards and Basic Computer Training workshops.
The program was an outcome of the joint venture and partnership of 3 schools having the common aim of fostering the feeling of equality and fellowship between children of diverse backgrounds. The students enjoyed the day leaving behind all differences across different realms.