Science Express Exhibition on 22nd July, 2017 at CST Railway station
"WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST" planned an educational field trip for Chhabildas secondary school students. We For You team with 60 students visited Science Express exhibition on 22nd July 2017 at CST Railway station. It was an innovative mobile science exhibition.
The objective of the visit was to create climate change awareness and to focus on what can be done to mitigate climate change. It was a highly informative exhibition which the children enjoyed.
Independence Day - 15th Aug, 2017
Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm by WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST. The ceremony started at 10.30 am in Chhabildas High school hall with 150 students, trustees and the Secondary school principal.
The Secondary students welcomed and introduced the Chief Guest, Mrs. Kamble. The Primary and Secondary students performed a dance which was awesome. They sung Patriotic songs that awakened everyone’s feelings towards our Mother Land. They also performed a yoga fusion with soulful music connotations which was heartwarming.
The Chief Guest of the function, Mrs. Kamble, said "she was happy to notice that today's youth is aware and knowledgeable about the freedom that we all enjoy". The real meaning of Independence would be to make our country corruption free. Indeed, it was a day of joy, love and respect for country. Students pledged to make our country a better place to live. They appreciated the freedom, peace and diversity of India.
International Literacy Day - 8th Sep, 2017
We celebrated International Literacy Day to encourage awareness towards literacy so that everyone can know their social, individual rights and fall in love with reading.
This year's chosen book was Kottavi Raja and his Sleepy Kingdom (written by Yasaswini Sampathkumar and illustrated by Henu). The students of Chhabildas High School (Dadar) were given a choice to read, narrate or enact the story in the manner that was most comfortable to them. The students of Grade 7 and 8 showcased a one-act play in English, while the students of Grade 3 and 4 read the story. The students enjoyed reading and enacting the story of "Kottavi Raja and his Sleepy Kingdom".
Field trip to Pheonix Mall at Kurla - 19th Sep, 2017
WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST had planned a field trip to Pheonix Mall at Kurla, on Tuesday, 19th Sep, 2017, for the primary and secondary students which was sponsored by "Angel Link Foundation". The kids were accompanied by their respective teachers.
We reached our destination with minimum Mumbai traffic chaos. The Games Section had games galore in store for all our students to enjoy themselves thoroughly. What fun they had jumping around, playing with the beach sand. The colourful joker-swing turned out to be a star attraction for the kids. After they had enjoyed all the games, the students were given delicious snacks. The happily exhausted students finished their snacks in a jiffy!
Field trip to "Rani Baug" - 30th Oct, 2017
WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST had planned a field trip for the secondary students on 30th Oct, 2017. It was also attended by our volunteers.
"Rani Baug" is a popular destination for children. We reached the venue in thirty minutes. The students got to see the various animals, namely the Rhesus Monkey, Elephant, Emu, Neelgai, Hippopotamus, spotted Deer. While they were on the round looking at these animals, the kids also had fun waiting for some animals to come out from their shelters into the open spaces.
Children's Day - 14th Nov, 2017
It's a pride to be a Teacher, yet we all long to be students someday! On Children's day the teachers at WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST grabbed the opportunity to dance, display yoga skills and sing. Teachers also put up a skit on the occasion.
The students were delighted to see the teacher's performance, and laugh at the teachers. The teacher's reward was the smiling faces of their little angels. They also enjoyed the delicious chocolates sponsored by Mr and Mrs Masalawala. The Branch manager of IDBI Bank, Mrs Sapana Joshi visited the school and gifted goodies to the students.
It was a joyful day for the students and the teachers.
Dental Checkup - 14th Nov, 2017
We had organised a Free Dental checkup and hygiene awareness camp for the students of Chhabildas High school. Dr. Nitin Jai, a senior specialist dental surgeon with the assistance of para medical staff carried out a comprehensive dental checkup of students - Grade 1 to Grade 8.
Initially we had a dental awareness talk, wherein the doctor educated the students about common dental ailments, especially stressing on tooth decay and gum diseases and measures we could use to protect our teeth. The students were informed about good eating patterns and food choices which cause tooth decay. It was a beneficial learning for them.
Visit to Special Care Unit for Senior Citizens - 9th Dec, 2017
Students along with We For You teachers, accompanied Ms. Neha Khare on a visit to the Special Care Unit for Senior Citizens, Khar. They had only one ambition in mind - spreading smiles.
The children had prepared various acts for the residents - a short drama skit, some songs and a Bollywood dance. They had even shared some jokes to tickle the bones of the elderly people. Needless to say, it was a fun-filled learning experience where not only the students but the teachers too learnt the most important lesson in life - the joy of sharing happiness.
Social Media Workshop - 10th of Dec, 2017
It is no hidden truth that social media has become an integral part of our lives today. Most of the learning and communication has been shifted to these online platforms which aid education and allow real time access for networking. Keeping this in mind, WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST organized a staff training session for the effective utilization of this social media.
The workshop was arranged on the 10th of Dec, 2017 at the Computer Lab of WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST in Chhabildas High School from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Mr. Salvi (Chairman of GEI) and Mr. Arvind (Trustee of Chhabildas Primary School) graced the occasion as the Chief Guests. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Neha Khare and Mr. Anand Mahajani- trained developers of projects for Corporate Social Responsibility.
The teachers, trustees and staff of WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST were acquainted with the immense power of technology aided mass media. Using interactive exercises the participants were explained guidelines for effective usage of social media. The session ended with examples of how organizations reach out to the world through the help of the internet. It was a great learning experience.
Social Responsibility Forum (SRF) Sports Meet - 19th Jan, 2018
The Sports Meet was conducted by the Social Responsibility Forum (SRF) of SBM, NMIMS Mumbai on 19th Jan, 2018. Seven NGOs participated in the sporting event. Fifteen students from each NGO, in the age group of 9-14 years, were invited. The students embraced the spirit of the occasion. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. Pleasant weather was the perfect boost for the students. Students were provided refreshments to help them to perform their best in different sports.
All the NGOs were equally energetic, but "WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST" students were unbeaten in many events and their bags were filled with trophies and certificates. All participants were give goodies to keep them cheerful. It was a memorable sports day.
Haldi Kumkum Celebration - 20th Jan, 2018
"Haldi Kumkum" is a social festival in India. Women exchange Haldi and Kumkum as mark of happy marital life. WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST celebrated Haldi kumkum on 20th Jan, 2018. The event started with musical chairs and more games. The winners were happy to receive gifts.
The teachers performed the Haldi Kumkum ceremony. The ladies were given token numbers at the entrance and random numbers were called for lucky draw. The program ended by distributing gifts and snacks to all the women. This event provided an opportunity to build a good rapport with the mothers of our students. The mothers, Chhabildas School trustees, the Principal, teachers and We For You staff participated willingly and had a good time.
Sex Education - 14th Feb, 2018
Child abuse has been a life changing issue for many children. WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST organized a session on SEXUAL ABUSE for the students. The session was conducted by Kirti C Mishra from "YES I CAN FOUNDATION". The session taught the kids how to protect themselves from an abuser.
After introduction of the topic the students were shown 2 videos pertaining to child sexual abuse, good touch and bad touch. Later menstrual cycle was explained. It was a very interactive session. They learnt about who are the safest people to be approached at such times i.e. parents / teachers / trusted care givers.
Eye Checkup - 14th March, 2018
Eye sight is one of the most important senses as almost eighty percent of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST conducted an eye camp on 14th March, 2018, for the students.
Dr. Suresh R Jollani from NAB Hospital and his team examined the eyes of the students.This was done in order to create awareness about eye related disorders and also early detection, if any. Total 110 students had eyes checked.
Spectacle Drive - 27th March, 2018
Every person deserves the right to clear vision. WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST had conducted an eye check on 14th March, 2018 but without providing spectacles it would have been meaningless. Just one pair of glasses aids the ability to read, learn and builds an independent future.
Sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Vaswani took the initiative of donating 56 spectacles to Chhabildas High School students. We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors for making the drive so smooth and successful.
A Day at Esselworld - 17th March, 2018
WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST with YES, I CAN FOUNDATION organized a picnic to Esselworld on Saturday, 17th March, 2018. It was quite an exciting day for them. The students entered "ESSELWORLD" and saw the splendid world of their dreams. With unlimited access to rides the students had a feeling of absolute joy. We also visited the food court which had a variety of food stuffs available. Students were lured towards the food counters by the delicious smells. The food was simply amazing.
After walking around in the hot sun, the students felt really refreshed in the rain dance, dashing cars, Monster and Dinosaurs rides. All reached home safely, but dead tired. It was really a fantastic and wonderful experience as they had explored Esselworld for the first time in their lives. We really appreciate this kind gesture of our sponsors.
Field trip to Third Eye Café
WE FOR YOU CHARITABLE TRUST in collabration with "YES I CAN FOUNDATION" had planned a field trip to "THIRD EYE CAFÉ" for the students. This is the first café where Transgenders are appointed as staff. Mr. Nimesh Shetty, owner of the restaurant, wants to change the perception people have towards the community.
It was a wonderful experience to meet and interact with staff especially Zoya and Mahi. It was great to see how our students mingled with them. The student's excitement had no end with exotic lunch served at the cafe. They were happy to have new friends.