STUDENTS OF ST.BRITTO’S ACADEMY conducted “Believe You can” Competitions for students of village schools in Kancheepuram District on 15th February 2018 in association with SEEK foundation, our NGO. About 9 to 10 children belonging to Std. IX and V accompanied by staff of the school, actively engaged themselves in the programme to commemorate the SEEK Founder’s day.
Government run primary schools were visited earlier to find the needs of the students and the schools.
From the survey, the primary schools functioning in Chinnalampadi, Edambadur, Palleswaram, Pulipakkam and Maruthuvapadi were selected. Around 200 students studying in the 5 schools were given school bags along with all the stationary items and a hygiene kit containing toiletries. These were distributed by the students of St. Britto’s Academy.
Students also planted saplings in Palleswaram School, where all the trees were uprooted during the cyclone.
Further, Speech, Coloring, Drawing, Essay writing, Handwriting, Competitions were conducted by the students and prizes were given to the winners of the competition. This made the village school students confident of their talents. This activity was done in accordance with “BELIEVE YOU CAN’ which an annual competition for Chennai city schools conducted through SEEK to identify and nurture the talents and the skills of young learners and encourage them to reach greater heights. Learning materials were distributed for the schools. The Head Master / Mistress , teachers and students of the schools appreciated the initiative of seek foundation in providing Charts, Books , Note Books , exam pads , Mats, Educational DVDS and stationary items to make learning more easier and interesting.
Students were able to understand vulnerability and responded with empathy. The value of caring and giving to the needy were joyfully practiced.