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EuroSchool students and Habitat for Humanity to brighten up the lives of COVID affected families this X-mas

EuroSchool students and Habitat for Humanity to brighten up the lives of COVID affected families this X-mas

EuroSchool, a network of K-12 schools with 15,000 students in 6 cities, collaborated with Habitat for Humanity, an international NGO engaged in several social upliftment projects for underprivileged sections of society. This Christmas, the EuroSchool students in alliance with Habitat have decided to bring joy to Covid-19 affected families in across the country. 8 EuroSchools have come together over a period of 45 days to raise Rs 25 lakh as a part of this initiative.

 Rahul Deshpande, CEO, EuroSchool Group, said, “This pandemic has caused major emotional and financial distress among large sections of our society. We wanted to sensitise our children towards the plight of less fortunate and at the same time, instil a belief that their small collective actions can lead to bigger impact. The cornerstone of our pedagogy is “Holistic Development” which gives equal importance to the academic and non-academic curriculum to our students and we encourage our students to participate in community development. In this journey of a well-rounded education, children are guided through programmes that focus on ‘mindfulness’ and ‘social-responsibility’."

Through the programme the children have also received Habitat Young Leaders Build (HYLB) – Asia Pacific Volunteer Certificate & a Letter Of Reference for Global Universities for all top fundraisers.

Habitat for Humanity India guides and mentors students for crowdfunding through Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build (HYLB) Leadership Academic Training and Train the Trainer programs.

Students under the programme were given a chance to choose a project they wanted to promote and raise funds for the same.

The project includes supporting communities to build strength, stability, self-reliance and resilience amidst the global outbreak of COVID-19. The partnership aims to help vulnerable communities through crowdfunding with clean water and sanitation, enhanced vocational and educational opportunities.

This opportunity will bring leadership qualities in students and transform their life forever. It will also add value to their academic skills.

Habitat for Humanity International is a global, not-for-profit organisation, based in Georgia, USA, whose mission is to combat poverty housing and homelessness around the world. TNS

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