Charity Begins at IHS!
Students of IHS organise a Charity Drive with stalls and talent shows, to help raise money for the underprivileged.

The students of Grade 9 and 10 (Girls) of Indian High School, Dubai, held a Charity Drive on 4th December, 2013 in the senior campus. This event was organised by the girls of Grade 5 - 12, wherein students put up stalls and sold tasty food items, trinkets, books, handicrafts and also put forth a talent show.
A wise man once said, "Charity begins at Home" and for the students of IHS, the school and its campus takes up the role of a second home. The teachers, in order to foster values in the students, encourage activities, which enable them to become responsible human beings. The charity drive was one such activity. The students readily pitched in and ensured the entire event a big hit.
We were informed that, some students began by raiding their cupboards and jewellery boxes for books and trinkets, respectively. Others put on their aprons and gloves and cooked up some delicious chats and pastries. The talent show was at the school's auditorium, which was also packed with enthusiastic students who came to view several spectacular performances put up by the students of Grade 9 and 10. Some of them danced to famous tunes while others showed their skills by playing musical instruments and walking the ramp! Many games and Raffle draws further boosted the spirit of the students.
After the Charity Drive, Sakshi, a student of Grade 8, spoke about the entire event, she said, "The event was soo much fun!! I had a blast playing games along with my friends. Some of the chats and muffins were also scrumptious!"

Appreciating the concept of the Charity Drive, Gloria D'Mello, a student of Grade 10, who was also one of the volunteers at the Trinket stall, expressed her feelings, "The students were so involved in the entire event. We have been collecting trinkets and books since one month. Students gathered in large numbers and you could literally find us all on our toes! Such events, conceptualized by the school, help me give back to the society in some way."
With positive help and support from students and teachers of the other sections, the Charity drive was a grand success wherein the section collected more than Dhs 20,000 for charity!

Commenting on the success of the event, Ann Mary Jacob of Class 10 who is also the Intermediate Activity Co-coordinator of the section, said, "It was not only fun but also tedious to organize such an event at a large scale. The team spirit of my fellow school mates and teachers was evident throughout the show. I am blessed to be surrounded by friends and teachers who care so much for the needy."
- Written by KavyaNagalakunta, Junior Reporter of Light House.