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Friday , September 14 , 2012
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12 schools join change for better campaign
- Projects for global contest

Change is the buzzword across steel city campuses.

As many as 12 schools of Jamshedpur are busy with projects as part of the Design for Change contest — a global programme that encourages students to come up with ideas for creating a better world and implement the same through various activities.

The activities range from conducting cleanliness drives in and around the school to educating the poor and helping the needy.

Although started in 2010, the unique contest has more participants from Jamshedpur this time. Last year, the number was 10 while the year before that it was five.

Some of the schools that have joined the campaign this year are Kerala Public School-Kadma, Kerala Public School-Burmamines, Kerala Samajam Model School, DBMS English School, Motilal Nehru Public School and Little Flower School.

“The most important aspect of this programme is that the children learn team work and come up with solutions to social problems. Though it is a contest, it is also a way to teach good things to the children that they can later implement in their lives,” said Vijayam Kartha, vice-chairperson, Kerala Public School Trust.

DBMS English School has decided to clean up the mess on the school corridor that gets littered post recess. Kerala Public School, Kadma, is planning to organise an ethics project for students of project school while the Hindi medium cradle will counsel them. Kerala Samajam Model School is concentrating on social networking sites.

Little Flower School has vowed to conserve electricity. Motilal Nehru Public School is sending students to spend time with differently abled children. Kerala Public School, Burmamines, will donate study materials to the poor and needy.