schoolLEAVES OF LEARNING

Sunlight and smiles splashed around SIB’s 14th year AGM meet. A visit to an adopted Government School at Kanakapura started the day. After distributing lunch and clothes, President Anuradha shared some wisdom with children in the assembly, giving lessons on the value of reading, learning as well as gender

A visit to an adopted Government School at Kanakapura started the day. After distributing lunch and clothes, President Anuradha shared some wisdom with children in the assembly, giving lessons on the value of reading, learning as well as gender sensitisation. Members Anita Belogodu and Sudha Manandi took the baton to two different meetings with boys and girls, giving speeches on the importance of self-defence against molestation and the value of hygiene. Five students who did not have toilets at home were identified so that their parents could be counselled.

Books collected by Past President Sudha Jalan and other members were donated. Earlier gifts of water filters, stone benches, a computer and printer were examined and found to be in good condition. The 14th year AGM meeting at Sudha Manandi’s beautiful farmhouse crowned the day.

Fistful of Grains

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Iqra International school supported SIB’s food initiative in August. The project involves collecting bags filled with rice and lentils and branded with the SIB logo. These are rich collections at many elite schools that are distributed to needy institutions.

Impressed with the monthly ‘Fistful of grains’ project, the National Association of Soroptimist International (NASI) has adopted it all over the country. Read more about it in Deccan Herald.

 

Green, Clean Messages

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July bloomed in St Euphratious School, with some healing talks and medicinal plants. The first day of Van Mahotsav Week and the World Environment Day were celebrated with the planting of eight saplings. Members Dr Nalini and Dr Prathibha spoke to 350 schoolchildren on the role of herbal plants in enhancing the quality of life, health and hygiene. They distributed toilet kits with toothpastes, brushes and soaps.

Ornamental Oasis: Just next to a fuming, cluttered road, SI is building a cool, ornamental oasis, where it has planted riotous pink and karunashraya-plantsyellow shrubs. Saunter near Karunashraya, a cancer hospice, to feast your eyes on blooms that hit and soothe the eye and freshen up the air.

SI also plans to take up a plot in another part of the town and grow some medicinal herbs to create awareness about primary health care. Those who would like to learn more can wait for SI’s living, growing, herbal library.

EVERGREEN PROJECTS

Theatre of the Oppressed: Live action and expressions through fluid movements…Theatre is creating some revolutionary communication in various parts of the city. Read about it in Recent Achievements, and in the Newspapers.

Fistful of Grains: Bags bursting with rice and lentils and branded with SIB’s logo….These are rich collections of rice and lentils at many elite schools. They are the distributed to needy children by SI. Read more about it in Recent Achievements and in Deccan Herald.

Scholarships for needy children: SI locates meritorious but underprivileged students who need a generous supporting hand in order to complete their education.

Recordings for the visually challenged: SI members enable recordings of books for inmates of Mithra Jyothi, a special school for visually challenged students.