The Indian Community School Kuwait, Senior, completed 500 days of a unique School ‘Charity Programme’ that is unparalleled not only in Kuwait, but also in India. A special assembly was conducted on 26 May to celebrate this landmark occasion. Since its launch in September 2014, 42 Cancer patients have been given cash assistance of KD150 each through this charity fund. Commendably, an impressive amount of Rs. 15,00,000 lacks has so far been disbursed by the school.
As a consequence, birthday celebrations and special occasions have taken a new meaning at ICSK Senior. The students are encouraged to make a voluntary donation on their birthdays, by sacrificing something from their lives. The Staff members also contribute to this fund. The money collected is distributed once a month to the needy Cancer patients who are identified and sent to the school by the Kuwait Cancer Center. The guests are handed over the cash assistance during school assembly further arousing compassion in all school students.
A charity box available in each and every class has a student charity convener who coordinates the collections. The school has a charity committee comprising of five teachers, five students and five parent members. The balance sheet of the fund is published in the ICSK Senior monthly school magazine ‘EPICS’.
The charity programme aims to help the cancer-stricken destitute people. It also has the most far-reaching effect in creating a better society by inculcating empathy in its students.