“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
A Parent-Teacher Meeting was organized by the school in the month of September 2014. A stall was put up displaying the products i.e. handicraft items (flower pots, jewellery boxes, decorative items, etc.) and organic fertilizers prepared by the students in the school premises under the project ‘Teach a Man to Fish’.
The stall selling the handicraft products and organic fertilizers in the school campus had such a tremendous response for our relatively ‘unprofessional’ and unconventional products. Be it the origami or paper mache products, the small idols and pen stands made of clay and the organic fertilizers, everything attracted the customers to our stall, just like a magnetic pull! It induces a feeling of ecstasy to realize that we have been successful in sensitizing the parents in the contribution we are trying to make for the under privileged people.
Ipites took the initiative to prepare organic fertilizers as it is scientifically proven that the food grown with the organic fertilizers is more nutritious, dense and ultimately better for you. Full of zeal and zest, they initiated the work. The ‘Go Green’ team at Indraprastha prepared the organic fertilizers under the guidance of the school gardeners. The enthusiasm and energy was reflecting on every face of young entrepreneurs.
Every child seemed to be ready to face the challenges that lie ahead. The preparation began with the motive of raising funds for donation to the underprivileged sections of the society. Kudos to Ipites!
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. “
The scout of Indraprastha World visited the slum once again, this time at a different location, to impart the skills of clay modeling to the slum children. Taking clues from their earlier experience, the team members this time, carried extra load of the raw material to teach the children and the adults alike. The team members equipped with the requisite raw material organized a ‘training camp’ for the slum dwellers of the local vicinity. The experience was nothing short of revelation as the response received was awe-inspiring.
Indraprastha today stands tall as high as one of the premier schools of west Delhi. Though it is easy to blaze about the problems world is facing in the form of pollution, global warming, shrinking ice caps etc., very few people seem to take concrete action to save our mother earth.
At Indraprastha, we believe in action more than the discussion. Hence, the initiative in the form of “GoGreenatIndraprastha” was taken. It is a small step towards saving the planet which provides us with everything we need to survive on. Our business of organic fertilizers and handicraft work on the three ‘P’s that is people, profit and planet. It is a win – win situation as it will not only contribute its bit for the environment, but also help the underprivileged children. The goodies and articles collected from the enterprise will go for charity.
The scouts of Indraprastha once again went out to the slums to help the under privileged strata and to help them learn the skill of clay modeling.
As they say, if you are willing enough to take an initiative, the doors open themselves to take you forward. The enthusiasm, passion and eagerness of the students prompted the government agencies to sit up and take notice. Consequently, support was extended for the noble cause by ‘Aam Admi Party’, the party in power in New Delhi and under the guidance of Ms. Rakhi Birla, a Delhi Government official, a venue was earmarked wherein the training could be imparted to the needy.
The team members equipped with the requisite raw material organized a ‘training camp’ for the slum dwellers of Raghubir Nagar. It was heartwarming to witness the support of so many people for the righteous cause.
The smiling faces of the adults and children, their keenness to learn the skill of clay modeling and their nimble fingers trying to shape the clay – the sight was nothing short of mesmerizing!
God, give us the strength to carry forward the virtuous task.
The air was filled with Christmas festivity, cheer and enthusiasm for the students at Indraprastha. With celebrations all around, the young army of the volunteers was ready to play the Santa for the children of the slums. They were ready with their goody bags to distribute happiness and prosperity amongst their less privileged counterparts.
To add to the season’s cheer, a stall was put up at a strategic location in the market, to sell the products prepared as a part of the initiative. The wonder of wonder was that the products disappeared from the shelves like hot cakes! It seemed as if everybody wanted to help the ones in need and make a contribution for the noble cause. Nobility and charity are contagious and are spreading their wings in all the directions.
Let’s soar high on the wings of fire and help make a difference!