This week i happened to visit Dawood Public School, where a summer camp was being held. surprisingly the summer camp was not for the students of DPS or some private schools, but it was for less privileged children, children coming from adopted school of The Dawood Foundation, Children of Support staff of the Dawood foundation and street children. This was really encouraging that TDF is actually working at this level for the betterment of the children who are not able to avail these opportunities otherwise.
The summer camp whose duration was for 2 weeks had over 100 plus children enrolled in it from various upbringings who were being guided by experts of different subjects being dealt there. The Dawood FOundation had an aim to instigate less privileged children to With an aim to inspire underprivileged children to pursue education for a better life, The Dawood Foundation (TDF) has organised a fun-filled and interactive summer camp at DPS
The Best thing which I liked after meeting the people at camp and having a quick round of the sessions happening at the camp is that the entire camp is designed in a manner that give an opportunity to every kid to learn, explore and exhibit the creative flare they have got in them. The major focus in the camp is being given to science, English, Arts & Crafts, and Computers & Music amongst the other activities available there for the children.
Apart from indulging in educational activities, the kids are also being taught moral and ethical values through interactive videos. For better physical and mental development, they are also engaged in delightful indoor games throughout the session. The summer camp is absolutely free of cost and provides free pick & drop facility, lunch, stationery and art supplies to all the students.
The Arts & Crafts module transports the kids to a colourful and imaginative journey of learning while having fun. The Music lessons give the children an enthralling experience of singing in a choir for the very first time. Likewise, the English sessions are meticulously planned to inculcate the basic understanding of Grammar, equipping the children for their future endeavours in English language.
The camp centres on the idea of inclusivity children hailing from underprivileged backgrounds. It comprises of students from Rahat-e-Islami School (adopted by TDF), children of support staff at TDF Head Office and DPS, along with street children from Old Sabzi Mandi area – divided into two age groups of 5-10 years and 11-14 years.
Speaking about this extraordinary initiative, Syed Fasihuddin Biyabani, General Manager, TDF said: “We believe that imparting education to this segment of our society would help us in bringing positive social change. Through this summer camp, our teachers and staff are dedicatedly inculcating learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills among these children. In this way, we are able to amplify their self-confidence.”