In order to inculcate a sense of compassion and a spirit of giving to the less fortunate, IVWS has entered into partnerships with ‘Ektara’ (an NGO located in Topsia), Samaritan Help Mission ( located in Tikiapara) and ‘Premasree’ (a free residential school for the blind) Students of Ektara visit Indus Valley World School every week for sports and activities. We are working with the Samaritan Help Mission to enhance their teacher development programme. Students are also actively engaged in cleaning the school, neighbourhood and raising awareness of the need to maintain hygiene.
The members of the Interact Club of IVWS launched a drive where they went from door to door collecting, literally, a fistful of rice. We are delighted to report that they collected almost 140 kg of rice!
Four representatives of the Club accompanied by their mentor teachers visited Shishu Tirtha, Thakurpukur, on the 28th of August 2021 to donate the rice to the underprivileged children there. This donation will help to feed the students and their families for approximately a month.
The interaction with the children at Shishu Tirtha was truly heart-warming for our teachers and students and they are hoping to go back to spend more time with them when the situation improves.
Schools reopened from 3rd February and our students from Grade XI and XII were back following all Covid safety protocols. As an institution that believes in the motto ‘sharing is caring’ along side plunging into offline classes our students were encouraged to donate rice to help the needy and underprivileged.
We are extremely proud of our students that in just a fortnight our students collected over 110 kgs of rice! We are truly proud of the helping hand that has been extended by the IVWS students and parents as the pandemic recedes. We have donated 110kgs of rice to Shishu Tirtha, Thakurpukur to feed the underprivileged children there.
School reopened from 7th February for our students from Grades VIII and IX and they were back following all Covid safety protocols. As an institution that believes in the motto ‘sharing is caring,’ alongside plunging into offline classes our students were encouraged to donate rice, pulses, puffed rice, cooking oil and biscuits to help the visually impaired students of the NGO Premasree.
We are delighted that in just a fortnight our students collected over 200 kgs of rice and other staples.We are truly proud of the helping hand that has been extended by the IVWS parents. We have donated the entire collection to the representatives from Premasree today.They expressed their profound gratitude to the school as they said the supplies would help to sustain them for the next two months.
The Interact Club of IVWS took up this project in collaboration with Rotary Club of Calcutta Chowrenghee. It was a literacy drive undertaken for the children in the neighbourhood slums of the school. We distributed exercise books,stationery kits and a Bengali primer to 100 students. The little ones were delighted to receive them and we look forward to them enjoying the process of learning.
The Interact Club of IVWS organised a five day camp with the help of the school’s faculty members for the students of Ektara, an NGO working out of Topsia. The club presents a few glimpses of the joy and fun.
We are delighted to announce that our new born Interact Club received the 1st prize for Community Service( non- medical) at the Annual Interact Meet 2022 held on 21st June. The collective efforts of our students, parents and teachers has borne fruit and made the first year such a great success. We pledge to take bigger strides to serve the community in the years to come.
The Interact Club of Indus Valley World School organised its Installation Ceremony in the school auditorium on 13th July 2022. The occasion was graced by the Chief Guest, noted actor director Arindam Sil, Guest of Honour Ananya Chaochcharia, Harvard Kennedy School scholar and creator of ‘Paint it Red’, District Governor Rotary District 3291 Ajoy Laha, Immediate Past District Governor Prabir Chatterjee, DICC Sulagna Daw and distinguished Rotarians from Rotary Club of Calcutta Chowrenghee.
The glittering ceremony opened with a dance set to a Ganesh Vandana followed by the traditional lamp lighting. The IVWS singers paid salutation to the Almighty through a Rabindra Sangeet. The keynote address was delivered by Arindam Sil whose thoughts were truly inspiring for the young Interactors. The new Board was invested by the Principal Reshma Bhattacharya. Thereafter the IVWS Choir sang a beautiful hymn before Eka Narayan, the Charter President of the Interact Club, made a presentation on all the work undertaken by the club in the last year.
This was followed by the President Neha Agarwal highlighting the projects the club will undertake in the coming months. The Guest of Honour Ananya Chaochcharia delivered a stirring address where she shared her personal story to inspire students to make “service above self” their motto. The programme came to an end with the school song and the National Anthem. It was truly a morning to remember!
Our Interact club has been receiving a lot of encouragement and support from their teachers and peers particularly in the Cookery club as they have been organising weekly food sales to raise funds for their community service projects. It is extremely heartening to see the teachers coming forward to cook and bake items for sale to support them. The school is encouraging the enthusiastic efforts of the children as they are trying to build up their funds in right earnest.
Due to the initiative of our students we have been able to bring a smile on the faces of several underprivileged children and women before the festive season. Essential food supplies like rice, pulses, oil, sattoo and salt was handed over to two organisations, namely Mitali Mahila Samiti in Jadavpur and Universal Smiles in Anandapur. The supplies were handed over on 22nd September. This has been made possible due to the tremendous support the school received from the parents of our students. We are deeply indebted to the parents for their support of our community service initiatives.