Generosity: The power of giving: “ Winter Clothes Drive 2022”
As human beings, we have an innate sense of morality. No matter what religion, race, or colour we are, certain qualities serve as the moral standard.
Allah is the one who provides for us, and He expects us to share generously. We are encouraged to be benevolent and unselfish with our possessions, with our time, and with our exemplary behaviour towards others, reviving the golden spirit and quality of the Prophets and His Companions. Alhamdulillah! The EPS community gives generously and supports.
Using ISP learner profiles to highlight IB learners’ traits of empathy, compassion, respect, and generosity. DP (Grade 11) students kick-started the “Winter Clothes Collection Drive 2022” by collecting winter clothes and raising funds to buy new sweaters, shawls, and socks for the EPS support staff and less privileged people in and around the city.
“May Allah accept the good deeds, alleviate the sufferings, and forgive us.”
The Anatomy of A Generous Act
“The best of people are those that bring the most benefit to the rest of mankind.” [Dâraqutni, Hasan]
On the 19th of September, the students of Grades 11 and 12, accompanied by a few teachers visited Habib Ullah Khan Hifzul Quran Madrasa/Orphanage.
The DP students requested and received donations from the school family and were able to raise a good sum. This sum was entirely used to purchase a variety of supplies, including basic stationery, bedsheets, buckets, badminton rackets, and food packets for the residents and students of the orphanage
Students broke off into smaller groups and engaged with the children in a variety of indoor games whilst getting to know each other better and exchanging different areas of knowledge. They held races and played Tug of War too. EPSites gave them gifts of love and care. Each child was given a bedsheet, a notebook, and a pen/pencil. They also received a large number of donated toys, storybooks, and many other items.
It was a mutually rewarding and enlightening experience for both the institutions.
” A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”
Project infaaq, a flagship initiative of EPS, is an unprecedented effort by any school in town. Every year at the onset of the holy month of Ramadan, the entire EPS community collects funds and pools in contributions to provide food packets to the poor and the needy.. We strive to provide iftaar and suhoor to people for the entire month.
In return we receive immense happiness and contentment to be able to support the underprivileged to perform two of the most liked arkaans of Islam- Sawm and Salah. Alhumdulillah! This time, we were able to raise Rs. 10 lac and help 500 households.. All this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our instructors, the kids, their parents, and everyone else who contributed to this noble cause.
CAS Fest 2020
CAS Fest is a celebration and a showcase of Volunteering and Service-learning. Through an event like this, students developed and refined multiple skills and attitudes. CAS Fest was organized on January 19.
The event is a reflection of their research, thinking, social, collaboration and self-management skills. The day started with the PYP Exhibition which was all about the fifth graders working on global challenges and taking action. They stunned parents and other visitors with their marketing pitches and pulled on heartstrings with their exhibition. It was an overwhelming experience for visitors.
Over and above that, students of grade 11 found the CAS Fair a great opportunity to raise funds for Project Infaaq. They asked the students to set up the game and food stalls so that the amount they collected can be added for the funds needed for project Infaaq. Each CAS experience teaches students something new, and this one was no exception. The kind of support from everyone at EPS, we hope to do even better in the future as well, CAS Fest was indeed a very successful CAS experience.
By Rizwan Jaffar (CAS Coordinator)
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi.
Taking inspiration from these words the students of grade 11 have taken an opportunity to serve the people of Abbas Nagar in the best possible way.
The health camp was held on December 8, wherein free health checkups were organized for the residents of Abbas Nagar, for those who cannot afford expensive treatments. The students invited health specialists including eye specialists, general physicians and dentists. The specialist like Dr. Irshad, Dr. Umair, Dr. Vasif, Dr. Bushra and Dr. Shanveer conducted a proper examination of the residents and gave appropriate prescriptions.
After the camp, students gave a memento to the medical team as a token of appreciation. This was a part of their CAS service project. “This project taught us kindness and compassion which I think we all should have. overall this was a great experience and we hope for more such opportunities in the future” said grade 11 students.
By Hiba Mariyam (Gr.XI)
Project Infaaq is a service project wherein our school helps the underprivileged people of Abbas Nagar in the month of Ramadan by distributing food packets to them. It takes place every year and is one of the significant events of our school. This year, our target was to provide succour to 800 families and in order to accomplish this target, we were successful in collecting 13 lakhs from the school community. The execution of this project required a lot of planning and hardwork. Throughout, we encountered a lot of challenges and difficulties but nevertheless, we were committed in making this project a success. This project was a crucial part of CAS through which we have developed all the 7 learning outcomes and furthermore, fulfilled the 5 stages in CAS (Investigation, Preparation, Action, Reflection and Demonstration). This project was beneficial in developing new skills in me and making me a better person.
By Riza Shahab (Gr.XII)
Clothes Collection Drive
As the part of service in CAS, we started a project which was clothes collection drive wherein we had to collect old clothes from our school community so, that we can provide those clothes to destitute people of Abbas Nagar. Our aim was to help people in Abbas Nagar by giving them clothes. Through this project, we were successful in achieving our aim and managed to provide clothes to people more than we aimed. The collection of clothes and paring the clothes was a bit difficult and challenging but as a team, we worked towards our goal. During the paring of the clothes, we were dealing with people who have different perspective and choice which enhanced our collaborative skills. After the collection and packing of the clothes were we went on to give the packets to people of Abbas Nagar, there we achieved global engagement by knowing people and help them whom we have never met before. After all, this was one of the service which helped us to achieve almost all the 7 outcome and developed skills in us.
By Bushra Ahmed (Gr.XI)
Do it Yourself (DIY)
DIY CLASSES were a part of service in CAS. Wherein our goal was to teach people how to create best out of waste which will enhance their creativity and also they will create productive things which they might even sell and earn money out of it. Our whole purpose for being in this group is to raise awareness about recycling product and making the best use of waste. DIY Classes create a great opportunity for us as a student to achieve CAS outcomes. Each and every class helps us to develop our skills and overcoming our weaknesses.
By Urooj Zafar (Gr.XI)
During the amazing CAS, Fairs students showcased their progress that they achieved through various extracurricular activities, and how it changed them as learners. Additionally, students of grade 11 found the CAS Fair a great opportunity to raise funds for Project Infaaq – an annual project aimed at providing food packets to the people of Abbas Nagar during the month of Ramadan. They set up engaging game stalls and food stalls that attracted hundreds of visitors. The profit that they gained from the stalls would then be added to the funds for Project Infaaq.
Each CAS experience teaches students something new, and this one was no exception. As the CAS Fair was the first event organized almost entirely by our batch, we realized for the first time that organizing an event is no easy task. As one of the leaders of the organizing team, I am certain that the CAS Fair was indeed a very successful CAS Experience.
By Ariba Siddiqui (Gr.XI)