Jamshedpur, Sept. 7: Little changes are known to have given birth to many a revolution for the general good. Students and teachers of 14 ICSE-affiliated city schools were motivated to join that process today.
Design For Change, a global movement that encourages children to bring about the change they wish to see in the world, held a special session for these students and teachers at Kerala Public School (KPS), Kadma.
KPS Kadma faculty and the movement’s partner coordinator for Jamshedpur Harmit Pal conducted the session, which encouraged the participants to get their cradles registered under the movement on www.dfcworld.com. Following the registration, the respective school can then plan a project and specify the date on which it will be conducted.
Once done, the project report will have to be submitted. Participating schools will also need to upload videos of the activity on YouTube. The Design for Change panel will then judge the projects from across the globe and award 100 of them for their ideas.
The last date for submitting the project is October 8.
Urging the students to do four simple things, feel, imagine, do and share, Pal said: “Students should feel about a social problem that bothers them and imagine a way to solve it. They should then commit an act of change and share their story so that it inspires others.”
A few success stories under the movement where students have emerged as harbingers of change were also shared.
One of these was a weeklong education drive carried out by students of KPS, Kadma, in an urban slum. By the end of the week, child labourers of the slum expressed their wish to be educated. In another endeavour, students of a Karnataka cradle repaired a crater-ridden stretch of the road through shramdaan.
“We hope that after attending the session, more schools from city will become a part of this movement,” added Pal.