Service learning is important to Ekya as it helps our students identify themselves as part of the community and pick up on civic engagement skills. Apart from the opportunities to work with diverse members from the community, service learning is a teaching and learning potential that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and a program to teach civic responsibility.
At Ekya School JP Nagar, students participate in newspaper drives organized annually with all efforts directed towards charity. Students have also been preparing various handicraft items in school for the fundraiser stalls. They raised Rs 25,000 in their first fundraiser. The second fundraiser is due at the end of February. Proceeds from both the fundraisers will be used to support special girl child education staying in the facility of Calvary Chapel Trust.
Giving back to the community is at the heart of Ekta’s service learning. Service Learning at Ekya also includes the Ekya CARES Program which stands for Ekya Creativity, Action, Research, Empathy, and Sustainability. The program immerses students into real-world issues and challenges and inspires them to find solutions.
Click here to read more about how students from Ekya JP Nagar raised civic awareness.