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- A Proud Moment for All Choithramians – We Emerge as Winner of People Award of School Enterprise Challenge
Posted by : Choithram School Thursday, 16 February 2017
A PROUD MOMENT FOR ALL CHOITHRAMIANS
We Emerge as Winner of People Award
The Fundraising UK-based charity Teach A Man To Fish has announced Choithram School, Manik Bagh as a winner of People Award of the School Enterprise Challenge 2016, the second highest award of the implementation phase. The award carries with it a prize of $2000 and one funded place to a regional conference organized by School Enterprise Challenge. The school received the award in recognition of the exceptional school business established in the school and its contribution to developing business and practical skills amongst students. More than 5000 schools from over 100 countries participated in the contest this year.
As a part of the business enterprise ‘Good Earth’, students from Montessori to grade 10 prepared handicrafts from recycled material, compost from dry leaves and saplings from flower cuttings while the business team of grade 11 and 12 was involved in selling these items during the Fundraising Events. The profits generated were used for setting up a library at Bahu Udeshya Seva Seva Samiti, an orphanage, gifting musical instruments to the visually handicapped of the Blind School and providing school bags to slum children of ‘Souls for Slums’ Charitable Society.
The contest challenges young people to establish a socially responsible, environment sustainable, yet profitable, business at their school. This offers a platform for providing hands-on relevant education to students, at the same time as generating extra income for the school.
Ms. Raminder Mac, Dean International Affairs and Lead Teacher of the project remarked, ‘School Enterprise Challenge is an excellent platform to hone the entrepreneurial skills of the students by providing them experiential learning as well as brings them closer to the environment and community. Principal Mr. Rajesh Awasthi congratulated all students and teachers for achieving this remarkable feat.