Learning Camps for Underprivileged children
We are conducting free learning camp for underprivileged children of nearby villages. From 5 pm to 7 pm, every evening, these children are learning English language, IT skills, playing games and having fun! Our intention is to use the school resources, people and ideas to help educate the children who need it the most. Our teachers who have volunteered for this camp find it a joyful experience – despite the fact that they spend almost 12 hours at school because of the camp timings! These children are taught the set of skills which are very important today for career enhancement. We have conducted many activities to enhance their language skills, where we focus on oral and aural skills. Children were encouraged to read books and shown various videos. They also enriched their ICT skills. Many online games were played with them. The result was that children were able to frame simple sentence as well as write few lines on given topics.
They are also made to understand the competition they would have to face and that the employable skills taught at FS would help them to overcome various hurdles of life.
World Blood Donor Day
As educators, we want our students to be knowledgeable about the importance of donating blood regularly, voluntarily and safely to enable them to become responsible citizens. We regularly conduct Blood Donation Camps at Fountainhead School. Blood donation camps help in creating wider awareness in our community, of the vital role of blood transfusion in saving lives and improving the health of millions of people each year. We want to empower our children/staff/parents to motivate and inspire more individuals (age 18 and up) to become regular voluntary unpaid blood donors to ensure sufficient stocks of blood to meet national requirements, even in emergency situations. We also recognise regular voluntary unpaid donors as public health role models; it is because they lead healthy lifestyles and are regularly screened that they are able to donate blood regularly. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life or even several if your blood is separated into its components – red cells, platelets and plasma – which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.
Ummed ki Cycle – “THE BICYCLE PROJECT”
In villages located around Fountainhead School, there are several children aged 6-16 years, walking an average of 2-5 kms a day, one way, to get an education. This is the generation that will bring about a change for the better – for their families, their villages, and who knows, maybe even their country and some day, the world! Going to school is the most important thing for these kids – and they know that. Which is why no distance is too long – and walking for hours is normal because missing school is not an option. Whether rain or shine, blistering heat or freezing cold, these children do their best to get to school on time, every day. We at Fountainhead School in collaboration with SVNIT and the “Bicycle Project” donated bicycles to the children in the nearby villages around the school. Fountainhead School parents also helped these children by being part of “The Bicycle Project” by donating used bicycles or by sponsoring the repairs of the used bicycles that were donated. After giving these bikes a new lease of life, we deliver them to the village kids.
JOY OF GIVING
We celebrate the”Joy of giving” week at Fountainhead School to expand the growth and understanding of our learners by donating various things.
Parents, teachers and students voluntarily and wholeheartedly participated and donated toys, clothes, books etc. which were in good condition. These were all collected at school, sorted and later distributed in an orphanage.