In a first of its kind initiative Mount Litera Zee School’s across the country launched the Fulfill a Wish initiative on Children’s Day with an objective to make the day more meaningful for children across the country.25,000 students from 80 Mount Litera Zee Schools and another 5000 students from outside participated in the initiative.
As part of this initiative, schools distributed wish cards to children across the country asking them as to ‘How would they like to celebrate Children’s Day with their family’. These wish cards were then given to their parents and they were encouraged to fulfill their child’s wish on 14th November which is celebrated across India as Children’s Day.
The initiative was a huge success with parents and the local community participating in large numbers.“Children’s Day across the country usually has the same mundane celebrations. We wanted this children’s Day to be more memorable and meaningful for every child so that both parents and children look forward to this day every year.” said Mrs. Sindu Aven, Head of Academics and Content Design, Zee Learn Ltd.
“The initiative went beyond the usual material gifts and focused more on doing something with the child. We were amazed and pleasantly surprised by the wishes that we received. One student from our school wanted to celebrate Children’s Day with the children at the orphanage while another wanted to spend some quality time with her grandparents who lived in another city” said the Principal of Mount Litera Zee School, North Bangalore.
“ We really appreciate the thought that the school is puts in developing these activities. Not only are the activities unique and fun, they also teach our children values and social consciousness which would made them responsible adults in the future which is what we expect a school to do. ” said Mrs. Shah,a Parent of Mount Litera Zee School, Surat.
This initiative is in line with Mount Litera Zee School’s focus to facilitate positive change in the local communities that they operate in. In the past couple of months they have initiated unique community and family based projects like My First Teacher where they felicitated the parents and grandparents on the occasion of Teachers day for being the child’s first teachers, World Heart Day Walkathon where they encouraged people of the city to take up daily walking as an exercise to prevent obesity, Family Diwali where they encouraged parents and students to make diwali sweets and diyas together etc. The next cause that they wish to promote is to raise awareness in the local communities against ‘Child Violence and Abuse’.