Sewa Project 2019
SEWA PROJECT of Class 9-C
Road Safety Awareness- the need of the hour.
Students of Doon Public School [Class 9-C] came forward to participate enthusiastically for the SEWA project (2019-20). The activity was to spread awareness about the road safety rules as people generally tend to either forget or flout these vital rules in their day to day life. The aim was to sensitise people, to give them a gentle reminder that a casual attitude while driving on the roads will not do, rather ‘vigilance’ and ‘caution’ should be the key words.
The class was divided into eight groups and each group was assigned a theme data-fancyboxated to ‘road safety’ like, importance of wearing helmets or seat belts, hazards of drink and drive etc. Each student prepared posters and slogans data-fancyboxated to the theme assigned to him/her. The students also prepared brief presentations on topics like road accidents, maintenance of vehicles, fines or penalties in case of flouting road safety rules etc. and displayed the same on the main road at B-2 Paschim Vihar area on 12 September 2019 under the guidance of their class teacher. Further, they distributed posters/ pamphlets for spreading awareness on road safety, interacted with the drivers and pillion riders, specially warned those who were travelling without helmets or seat belts. A few walkers or by passers appreciated the move and encouraged the students by bestowing them with best wishes.
All in all, this opportunity to serve the community was indeed a great learning experience for the students.
(Report by Class Teacher, class 10 A)
SEWA Project on 'Making Environment Plastic Pollution Free’
Paschim Vihar (New Delhi), 22 July 2019: Class 10 A students of Doon Public School took an initiative to contribute towards the environment through their campaign to spread awareness about excessive usage of plastic in our day to day life. The first campaign was conducted on Monday, 22 July 2019, in the school campus. The use of plastic is causing catastrophic effects by escalating ‘Plastic Pollution’.
“We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control.” (David Suzuki)
In sync with the aforesaid, this first campaign was undertaken as a part of SEWA (Social Empowerment through Work and Action) Project which is to raise awareness on real world problems to serve the community. This campaign helped students realise their responsibility towards environment as well as society.
The students prepared the survey forms, posters and pamphlets to create awareness about the detrimental effects caused by the usage of plastic. They went to the school’s Vice-Principal, Ms. Malini Panikkar, Headmistress, Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju, the other staff members, lab incharges and teachers, and enlightened everyone about their campaign. The survey forms were also filled by the authorities and the teachers. They also spread the awareness amongst the Doonites by campaigning in the classes. The students pledged to be environment conscious citizens.
Paschim Vihar (New Delhi), 13 August 2019: The second phase of the SEWA Project was conducted by the students on Tuesday, 13 August 2019 in and around Jwala Heri Market.
The students (in groups) talked to the vegetable vendors, grocers, milkmen, retailers and various shopkeepers about the usage & disposal of plastic bags, and materials used by them as well as the consumers, on a daily basis. The students not only got their survey forms filled but also made the people aware about the plastic pollution and its harmful effects to the environment.
By undertaking this project, the young learners were able to analyse the extensive and indispensable usage of one time plastic bags and materials by the masses. This thought provoking project pushed the students and the people with whom they interacted towards finding ways and solutions to curb this plastic menace which is causing an irreversible impact on the biosphere. Hence, the Project undertaken by the students enabled them to become environment conscious citizens.
Class 10 B
“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.”
- Marie Kondo
New Delhi: The students of class 10 B conducted a cleanliness drive on 19th August 2019 under the SEWA project. The aim of this project was to instill a sense of cleanliness, hygiene and responsibility among the students.
The project was divided into three phases. The first phase was to make groups and decide the topics on which the students were asked to prepare their speeches and slogans. The topics were– Sanitation, Women Health and Care, Child Health and Care, Cleanliness, Waste Management, Prevention of Water Logging, Planting Trees and Washing of Clothes.
In the second phase, the students decided their topics and marked a nearby slum area where they had to carry out the educational drive. The students were asked to prepare slogans and collect material required to educate the masses.
In the final phase, the students went to the location and conducted a rally to inform the people about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. They interacted with the locals and even distributed sanitary pads, soaps and shampoos to the locals there. After the drive was over, the students were asked to write about their experiences in the SEWA files.
The objective of this cleanliness drive was fulfilled. The students through experiential learning imbibed the value of personal hygiene and even connected with the community on the grass root level.
(Report by Class Teacher, class 10 C (2019-20)
Project name-RIGHT TO EDUCATION (Education for all)
Venue-B2 slum area (Paschim Vihar)
‘I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.’
The students of Doon Public School participated enthusiastically in the SEWA project (2019-20) through an awareness campaign for spreading the importance of education. The aim was to take up community service and to sensitize the students towards the hard life of the underprivileged people and to foster in them a spirit of caring and sharing.
The class was divided into seven groups and each group collected the information regarding the laws made by the Government for making education an equitable right for all. The students distributed the pamphlets regarding the same in the B-2 Paschim Vihar slum area on Tuesday, 20th August 2019. The students also distributed unused books, pens, pencils etc. The students also drafted a survey form through which they collected the educational status of children in slum area. A nukkad natak dealing with the same issue was brilliantly prepared and presented by the students in the slum area. It greatly appreciated by the slum dwellers. They expressed their gratitude on receiving the things of daily use, especially the school going children who were more than happy to receive books, pencils, notebooks etc.
All in all, this opportunity to serve the community was indeed a great learning experience for the students.
Ms. Resham Gandhi
Awareness about ADULTERATION’
Class Teacher, class X D
Paschim Vihar ( New Delhi), 26 July 2019: Students of Class X D of Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi took an initiative to aware the community about the Adulteration in different commodities by the community to earn more profit by selling the items, due to which the people face different type of problems in mercantile item ,food ,measurement etc.
Adulteration is a fatal problem; it should not be continued for a long time.
In view to awareness the public, the students took this theme as a part of Social Empowerment through Work and Action (SEWA). The students of X D collected the different ways of adulteration in different food item, measurement, petroleum products etc.
They discussed and interacted the different ways with Vice Principal, Headmistress, Head of Department (Chemistry & Physics, Biology, Bio – Tech.), teachers and discussed the matter. Also they got more information about adulteration and other means of adulterations
Paschim Vihar ( New Delhi),(13 September 2019): In the second phase of the awareness ,the students visited the J.J.Colony, BG-6, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, and discussed adulteration in Ghee, Zingiberaceae (Turmeric powder),Coriander, oils, Paneer and food grains and fruits. Students showed the sample of pure and impure food items
Ex.-To detect the presence of lead chromate, mix turmeric powder with water. If adulterated, it will immediately leak streaks of water soluble colour. If the powder settles down at the bottom of the glass with clear water above, the turmeric is pure. Cloudy water indicates possible adulteration.
Similarly, students showed the way of adulteration in green vegetables by using green colour, wax is used for shinning the Apples, magnets in weighing scale etc.
The students made aware the public to report the matter to Food Inspector, local police and the NGO to stop the persons using the unfair mean of trade to earn profit. The students distributed the contact no of the local food and supply office, local police for reporting purpose.
The people encouraged the efforts of the students and the teachers.All in all it was a lerning experience for the Doonites.
SEWA PROJECT of Class 12-C
Visit to Orphanage
DOON PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS PROVED THAT
'GOD BLESSES US, SO THAT WE CAN BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS'
Report by : Samanwita Sarma, 12-C
New Delhi, 10 July 2019 : It is rightly said, 'It is in giving that we receive.
With that thought in mind, the students of class 12-C organised a visit to Asharan Orphanage in New Multan Nagar, Surya Enclave, New Delhi on Wednesday, 10th July 2019, to interact with the children at the orphanage and contribute whatever feasible for their welfare. This orphanage is run by a non-profit organization named Hope Foundation, licensed by the Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
This visit to the orphanage was undertaken as part of the SEWA (Social Empowerment through Work and Action) which is to raise awareness on addressing the real world problems and serving the community. The students spent around an hour or so in the orphanage, talking to the officials, seeing the infants from a distance, observing the working of the orphanage and getting to know more about the children there. The students presented the children with handmade greeting cards, pencils and pouches, crayons, colouring books, pillows, toys, packaged food items and clothes. A few games were also planned.
Unfortunately, the older children were in school due to which the students were not able to meet them. Due to legal and health issues, photographing and direct contact with the infants was not recommended, for fear of infections. A chat with the officials in-charge sensitised the students about the needs of the children and inspired them to lend support in more ways possible, like encouraging people to celebrate special occasions with them by sponsoring meals. They also enquired and found out the procedure for adoption of these angels of God.
Inspite of all the obstacles, this project instilled a desire in the students to learn more about the society through simple meaningful acts of kindness, and in that process, create a better place to live in. This activity also underlined the significance of the interdependence of all human beings and the need for us to be empathetic and compassionate towards others in need.
The joint efforts of the students and their class teacher- Ms. Divya Josephine, brought about an entidata-fancyboxy valuable experience.
"Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, make our earth an Eden like the heaven above."